Hume: TDS Media can't be trusted

April 1, 2020 | - April 2, 2020

Sadly, we cannot depend on media outlets that are the victims of Trump Derangement Syndrome to alter their behavior at this late date. Astoundingly, CNN cut away from what was perhaps the most important daily briefing Trump has given yet. This came a day after one of their resident TDS patients, Don Lemon, declared that CNN should stop airing them because Trump causes public harm by misinforming TV viewers (if that were true, Trump could be a CNN commentator himself.)

Lemon idiotically compared the daily virus White House press briefings to Trump campaign rallies, which brought this appropriate response from Brit Hume.

Hume said people are hungry for information and the briefings “have been an absolute fountain of information about that subject.” But the reporters mostly ask divisive, unrelated (and I would add, “negative,” “hostile” and “accusatory”) questions, showing more interest in making Trump look bad than in eliciting vital information to help the public.

Hume said, "Reporters are like people who have one tool. You've heard the famous saying, 'If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.' If the only thing you've ever been is a political reporter and you are covering the White House briefings on a major worldwide pandemic, you might be tempted to ask a lot of political questions, which is what they've done."

I think Brit hit the nail on the head with that observation, although I admit that when I look at the White House Press Corps these days, I see more than just one tool.

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  • Ryan A. Swan

    04/02/2020 09:13 PM

    I scared myself earlier today thinking how things would have been had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election. (“What difference does it make?!). Thank you for the information on today’s current events. I wish all Americans would turn off cnn, msnbc, nbc,abc, and think for themselves.

  • Joyce Birch

    04/02/2020 05:26 PM

    Brit hit the nail on the head! I do look forward to the daily briefings by the President & his team.
    Lot's of times, I'm listening to the questions & answers on Fox's programming & get confused by some of the doctors answers & of course out of my league understanding the doctors that are talking about how they're trying to get a vaccine.
    I really can't deal any more with the politics; it's just plain shameful.
    Thank you for all your newsletters & the breakdown of all the news.
    But, could you answer why all the sanitizers, lysol, etc., is not available where I live, CT. I mean these are normal household items, that I've bought for years, but now there nowhere to be found. Where are these items?

  • Rick Gooden

    04/02/2020 12:39 PM

    Brit Hume is 100% correct in his observation and comments...God Bless

  • Alan Wilkerson

    04/02/2020 12:31 PM

    An intelligent sense of humor. You make me smile, sometimes laugh. You are such a blessing to us folks trying to find truth, wisdom, and understanding. Keep up the great work.

  • Linda LaBo

    04/02/2020 08:32 AM

    I would like to see President Trump take questions from the American people. Time to change it up and show the media they are not the 'experts'.