Here is the full interview, I recommend everyone watch the full interview. Everyone has seen the snippets but here is the full interview. I can’t stand Trump and want him in jail, but when you listen to the full interview you know that it wasn’t a fair and balanced interview. It was a hit job and Trump came out standing, like he always does.
She thought she would be the one to take Trump down. What the media doesn’t seem to get is that Trump lives for these moments. Why do they give him the air? You are not going to get an honest answer out of him, so quit asking him the question so he can spin the narrative. It is ridiculous to watch the media with Trump.
Also cutting and pasting snippets plays into his narrative that the left leaning media is out to get him.
So we both agree that Trump got what he wanted out of that interview. Different perspectives though. Welker seems to me to be taking over for right where weak Chuck Todd left off. Questions with out forceful pushback or strong follow ups. I mean she tried to do some checks but I’m the end let Trump steamroll her which is what traditionsl media outlets tend to let happen. Which Trump is still a master at just steamrolling someone weaker than him.
When Trump is faced with a tough interview like with Johnathan Swan he gets pretty twisted up and angry. Also looks foolish, because Swan doesn’t play.
It’s been almost 8 years and the media still doesn’t know how to deal with just the forceful repeated lies of Trump.
I remember when constantly lying and steamrolling an interviewer were considered bad. Did our moral compass change that much, this now considered good?
This act used to be called despicable. Make America Decent Again
Fact is interviewing Trump and most of MAGA just requires a certain level of DGAF if they try to work the refs whining about how unfair the “mainstream media” is/was or if they will come back.
Only ones I’ve seen with those sort of stones are Swan, Stewart, and Hassan. Probably not a coincidence that Swan is Australian and Hassan is British both those journalist worlds are trained to not be deferential.
I think they worry that if they are hard on guests they will scare off other guests from coming on and it will hurt their brand. That is what they care about. Just like the ABC reporter to bragged online about loudly yelling a question to Biden while he was at the cemetery paying respects to his dead son.
Anyone who continues to say that the United States can be “energy independent” is an idiot. That concept isn’t even possible, and most of the shale plays in the US are near peak economically viable production. We will never be energy independent because we will always depend on foreign oil considering most of our refineries can’t refine sweet light crude.
Nobody, not Wall Street or Private Equity is going to deploy capital in new refining infrastructure nor will they deploy capital to drill baby drill.