Watch: Liberal MSM Cry About Losing Ability To "Shame" Trump
"When we lose our ability to shame a politician, we lose a lot of our power, that's for sure," NBC host Chuck Todd decreed on Meet the Nation. Todd was referring specifically to President Trump and not being able to 'shame' him. Ironically this part of the segment came shortly after Todd boasted about the flood of anti-Trump books that have come out.
In an interview with the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg, Todd expressed his concern that the mainstream media was losing its 'power', “we all underestimated how to cover this President and how to cover his mischaracterizations and lies," Todd declared.
Goldberg gave a particularly 'impressive' (insert sarcasm) follow-up to Todd's over-dramatization of how Trump doesn't cave to media pressures.
“Yeah, well, I mean, I think – um – we’re not – we weren’t, at least, trained for such a novel kind of approach to truth and to populism, and even to these authoritarian impulses that you see,” Goldberg bumbled through his response.
Goldberg didn't seem prepared to back-up Todds claim and continued to stumble through the rest of the interview.
TODD: Hey, Jeffrey Goldberg, I – I wanted you to – um – your book is – One of the things you say in the introduction to this book on sort of the best of The Atlantic, I think, over the last four years, is how maybe you and frankly, I think you speak for all of the media, we all underestimated how to cover this President and how to cover his mischaracterizations and lies. Tell us a little bit more.
JEFFREY GOLDBERG: Yeah, well, I mean, I think – um – we’re not – we weren’t, at least, trained for such a novel kind of approach to truth and to populism, and even to these authoritarian impulses that you see.
You know, we've spoken about this in the past. Um. He – um – you know – We’ve got somebody who doesn't – um – I mean, as Al just mentioned, there's 20,000 or more lies documented by The Washington Post. And usually, until this presidency, when a president is called out for lying they usually trim their sails a little bit or they apologize or they explain. Um. And what you have here is a new phenomenon for all of us and we're not sure what to do. It's taken us a long time to call a lie a lie.
TODD: As I've said, the only way to understand this is to realize he doesn't have shame about it. And when we lose our ability to shame a politician we lose a lot of our power. That's for sure. Um.