L.A. TIMES ‘NEARLY HYSTERICAL’ OVER TRUMP
Media analysts wonder just how far the news media will go in their efforts to undermine President Trump. Well, they will go pretty far. National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre recently noted that “organized hatred” is unprecedented against the new administration — “amplified by a national media that has thrown out the rules of journalism and has become a part of the mob.”
Strong words. But there are strong words in journalism as well. This week, the Los Angeles Times offers a four-part, unsigned editorial series titled “Our Dishonest President.”
The first installment ran Sunday, proclaiming this: “It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a ‘catastrophe.’ Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck.”
The Democratic National Committee immediately shared the Times missive in full with its membership — and there are three more to come. Like Hillary Clinton — whose new motto is “resist, insist, persist, enlist” — the Times is issuing a call to battle, ramped up through the vast feedback loop of the Democratic Party itself.
“Those who oppose the new president’s reckless and heartless agenda must make their voices heard. Protesters must raise their banners. Voters must turn out for elections,” the paper noted, adding, “All of us who are in the business of holding leaders accountable must redouble our efforts to defend the truth from his cynical assaults.”
How does the editorial rate on the Richter scale of livid journalism?
Joel B. Pollak, senior editor at large for Breitbart News, says the Los Angeles Times appears to have lost its bearings over the thought of the Trump presidency — and now “has printed a strident, and nearly hysterical editorial.”
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre decried the “organized hatred” aimed at President Trump since his election in November.