In what has to rank as the dumbest headline of this year, NBC Politics ran with this shockingly bold story:
When President Trump says that the media are corrupt and vicious, that their tone is inexcusably detrimental to the nation, he’s thinking of headlines like this one. The tenor of lovelorn hope – well, he didn’t go in the first 30 days, but we can pray on it – is palpable. Did NBC run anything remotely resembling such a piece of news about Barack Obama? Or was it just a series of paeans to his genius?
Here’s the NBC piece:
This Presidents Day, as thousands prepare to swarm the streets for anti-administration rallies, President Donald Trump has reached his 32nd day in office. This now surpasses the record for the shortest term in the Oval Office. That unfortunate honor rests with William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, who died from pneumonia just 32 days into his presidency, on April 4, 1841.
Don’t get too excited, there, guys.
The media are, all too often, the enemies of truth. That’s both because they lie outright and because they construct narratives targeting conservatives from a core of facts, but twist those facts beyond recognition. The media should be fought tooth and nail – with truth, not lies. And the truth is that no media in its right mind would run a headline like this about any president.