There has been a lot of deserving talk in conservative media about the abject hatred that’s been coming out of the so-called mainstream press. Steve Bannon rightly called the press the “opposition party,” and boy, have they ever lived up to that moniker. Forget the way they covered Donald Trump during the election, even though it was WAY outside the boundaries of responsible journalism. Forget even how they treated this president throughout the first few months of his first term, even though it was despicable. Just look at the way they’re behaving and reporting NOW to see that they’ve given up even the pretense of objective, ethical journalism.
On the other hand…
As Lou Dobbs pointed out on his Fox Business Network show last week, the Trump White House – the press communications team, specifically – needs to wake up. They have allowed our president to dangle on a thread, and he’s being beaten like a pinata by the media while Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and the rest of the behind-the-scenes press team does little to protect him.
“Our president is under constant barrage from all quarters: by the vapid, but still venomous Dems on Capitol Hill; the left-wing national media; the toxic GOP elites and much of orthodoxy who hate almost as much as the left; and the deep state denizens that include some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in this nation,” said Dobbs in his blistering commentary. “This president deserves the full commitment of his White House staff, who should be fighting as hard as the president – for him, his agenda and this country.”
Dobbs said that the White House press team was still behaving as though they were defending your average Republican from average liberal media attacks instead of utilizing the skills and the battle strategies that will be necessary to keep Trump from going under.
“They obviously aren’t fighters,” he said. “They obviously aren’t street smart, and they haven’t been strategic. They must become all of that and much more, because the determined forces of evil that surround this White House are trying to destroy the Trump presidency; and will settle, it appears, for nothing less. This is a war, dammit, so get to war.”
Unfortunately, the continual and unacceptable leaks coming out of the White House portray a staff that is scared spitless by the constant attacks, and their weak defenses for this president seem to confirm those reports. You have to wonder if these strategists really knew what they were getting into. You have to wonder if they really believed what they were saying – that the media and the liberal Democrats were out to DESTROY Trump by any means necessary. Because they were not – and ARE not – prepared for war.