That's the extraordinary claim made by MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski earlier this morning.
While discussing President Trump's entreaties to the American people to remain skeptical of the press, Bzezinski worried that if the economy turns south, Americans may end up trusting him over the media.
"And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think," Brzezinski said. "And that, that is our job."
SCARBOROUGH: "Exactly. That is exactly what I hear. What Yamiche said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to who were Trump voters and are still Trump supporters. They go, 'Yeah you guys are going crazy. He's doing -- what are you so surprised about? He is doing exactly what he said he is going to do.'"
BRZEZINSKI: "Well, I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that, that is our job."
There's more at the link.
That explains a lot about why the mainstream media are so adamantly, categorically, pathologically opposed to President Trump and his agenda. We've examined several of their falsehoods on this blog in recent weeks. To mention just a few, from most recent to oldest:
- Fixing the State Department - and the left-wing spin
- Daddy Hawk brings the smackdown to the news media
- Dealing with the mainstream news media - a lesson from the past
- About the anti-Trump media narrative . . .
- About that inauguration crowd . . .
Brzezinski's comments provide a new perspective on such media bias. They honestly think it's their job to be that way, and for the rest of us to fall into line and digest what they spoon-feed us. One can't help but wonder what they've been smoking, to give them that idea . . . After all, if I wouldn't (and I don't) trust any politician or bureaucrat to tell me what to believe, why should I trust any journalist that way?