If you happened to be looking for yet another example of why
the American people loathe their media, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace was happy to
oblige. Just two days ago, on the
eighteenth anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, Wallace
began her bizarrely-named program, Deadline:
White House, by hammering President Trump:
“Not even a trip to the Pentagon to honor the victims of 9/11 on this solemn anniversary slowed the president’s steady stream of complaints and attacks today. Most of those grievances aired on his Twitter feed…I don’t have any recollection of any past president using this anniversary and sort of between events which Donald Trump did attend to honor the anniversary of 9/11, firing of tweets, attacking the press, attacking the polls and attacking his rivals on his Twitter feed and in that Oval Office meeting we showed.”
Frankly, I have no problem with that criticism. President
Trump’s inability to suspend his personal and political feuds for at least 24
hours – at least to feign an interest in honoring the dead and remembering what
unifies us as a country – is remarkably sad. It reveals a petulant political
obsession that is anything but presidential.
But leave it to the media to find a way to outdo the
President’s narcissism with their own.
The very same day that Wallace used her program to deride Trump for distracting
people’s attention off the victims and heroes of 9/11, she cluelessly tweeted
If there were some kind of an award for missing the power,
significance, and meaning of 9/11, Wallace would be a sure bet. To suggest that the real lesson of 9/11 is the heroism of the press is, well,
breathtaking – perhaps even clinical – narcissism.
Top commenter Mark Culham put it best:
Forget the “Squad,” forget Pelosi, President Trump could not
ask for a better gift than his clueless foils in the American media.