...no one is paying any attention to him.Can't stop thinking about how insanely horrifying it is that the president of the US is publicly pushing conspiracy theories this deranged and dangerous. https://t.co/G9bpjRNS0p— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) April 29, 2019
Have you heard about this in the news? CNN, CBS, MSNBC, NPR, anybody? Maggie Haberman didn't note any major publication reporting on it. If not for Rupar's Twitter feed, I wouldn't know about it.
There's something to be said for not spreading this noxious bullshit; then again , this is the POTUS. His staff shouldn't ignore him either, but their excuse is avoiding criminal liability themselves. When the press is ignoring the POTUS because his statements are insane, what does that say about the state of the Presidency?
Or the state of journalism? This does seem rather anodyne, even for the Grey Lady:
Mainstream media outlets aren’t equipped to cover Trump’s ultra-incendiary rhetoric.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 28, 2019
Trump lied about his political opponents murdering babies. “Revived an inaccurate refrain” ain’t it. https://t.co/5Te7sXUx3a
But is the alternative to run in circles, scream and shout? On the one hand, you can't blandly pass on exactly what the President said ad if you are no more than a conduit, something not even human. On the other, you can't ignore the inflammatory and bizarre remarks, because what the President says in public is important to the nation, far more than what private citizen Trump says.
So what is the state of play?