“BIAS ALERT CBS’ Pelley: Scalise attack ‘some degree self-inflicted'” -Fox News

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Summary: ” Pelley then continued to cite quotes from Bernie Sanders, and President Trump using descriptors (“most dangerous” and “enemy of the people”) which have been used in the U.S. Thursday evening, CBS’s Scott Pelley, who officially ended his tenure as the network’s Evening News anchor the following evening, told viewers that “It’s time to ask, whether the attack on the United States Congress Wednesday was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted.” He fired into a locked door to come across no children in chains. It is indeed fair to say, as Fox News’s Todd Starnes has, that the press has become a declared enemy at least of those who elected Trump and of those who believe in the Constitution and the rule of law: The fourth estate is indeed the Opposition Party — and I believe they’re complicit in spreading disinformation and propaganda to destabilize the Trump presidency. (Thanks to declining ratings, near-rock star status among the media was not enough to save Pelley from losing his anchor’s perch; his stance arguably contributed to his downfall.) But that is nowhere near as much of a problem as the following developments, all of which are, either overtly violent, or passive-aggressive reactions to a Republican’s presidential campaign, and his ultimate victory: As was seen during such time fall down campaign, Democratic operatives with connections to the Hillary Clinton campaign went to Trump events (and even a Scott Walker event) with the express intention of goading attendees into violent behavior. In late April, Rich Noyes at NewsBusters correctly criticized the then-CBS anchor, for his “hostile approach in covering Donald Trump,”, and noted that Pelley’s posturing had made him “something of a rock star among his fellow journalists.” The answer is that he does not but pretends to. Brown’s smear is more recent than any of the direct “enemy of the people” citations the New York Times used in late February to attempt todescribe Trump’s quote as an indication that he is somehow a de facto Stalinist wannabe. Of all of the recent examples of violence, Pelley first of all chose one (the Pizzagate shooting incident) just where the person involved didn’t in facttry to harm anyone and from all appearances, and as described by the anchor himself, betrayed no actual intent to hurt a person. In only choosing this bizarre incident, Pelley somehow missed the long list of actual left-driven violence directed at Trump supporters, Republicans, and conservatives prior to and at the end of last November’s election — and that is before getting to the actual threats and incidents involving sitting GOP congresspersons. Pelley’s failures to go beyond almost irrelevant examples, and to note the factors just cited — in conjunction with his bogus citation of “mental illness” to describe violent people who know exactly what they are doing, a subtopic which would require a come apart post to properly disassemble — demonstrates that his meaning of “to some degree, self-inflicted” is really, “To some degree, Steve Scalise got what he deserved.” Trouble is, there are a lot of Americans who struggle with mental illness. Reagan, Bush 41, Bush 43 and individual Republicans, conservatives and libertarians have been called “an enemy of working people,” which in almost all instances has really meant “an opponent of organized labor’s political agenda,” more times than anyone could might possibly hope to count. He just knows that Trump’s hesitation when asked about his tweet means that a violent reaction to his comment had “never crossed his mind.” That the strategy rarely worked and never on a major scale, is a testament to Trump supporters’ relative civility. There are numerous examples demonstrating this but two specific items, and one general one will suffice: In the mid-1970s, Washington Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson described the 94th Congress as “the almost all dangerous in history, as a final end result of the willingness on the part of some Congressmen to calm down our defence posture.” It’s clear from Pelley’s subsequent commentary that his answers to all three elements are “Yes.” How does he know that Trump was not measuring his response prior to delivering?”

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