Sunday’s Reliable Sources turned Reliably Kooky when CNN host Brian Stelter discussed the “Cult of Trump” and asked a liberal California Democrat about how much Trump resembled Jim Jones, the cult leader who led 900 followers into a mass suicide in 1978.
Liberal Rep. Jackie Speier said both men were “charismatic” leaders, the only difference being that Trump has “social media” to organize his cult.
That…and Trump never told his supporters to drink cyanide and kill themselves. Why does Stelter go so dramatically overboard into horror-movie monster territory?
Then we turn to the first hearing of the House Select Committee on January 6, stacked by Nancy Pelosi as all Democrats, except for Trump-impeaching Republicans Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. Stelter demanded all the networks carry this live, but in 2014, CNN refused to offer one sorry minute of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Back then, CNN boss Jeff Zucker said right-wingers could throw a “tantrum,” but they wouldn’t bow to those wishes.
On PBS, pundit David Brooks said Republican concerns about Pelosi’s committee were “90 percent BS,” and pundit E.J. Dionne said it spelled doom for Republicans in 2022. Don’t liberals always predict doom for the Republicans? Seems like they’ve projected 32 of the last two Democrat wave elections.
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