Despite warning for days that the “Justice For J6” rally on Saturday could be fraught with violence and lawlessness, Brian Stelter and buddies on Friday morning’s CNN Newsroom had been weirdly upset that Trump was urging his supporters to not attend the occasion.
Near the highest of the ten a.m. ET hour, co-host Jim Sciutto reminded viewers that there have been “serious concerns” in regards to the upcoming protest. He then launched media analyst Brian Stelter, who took the dialog in a peculiar route.
Stelter repeatedly identified that Trump and different outstanding figures within the MAGA universe had been telling their supporters to not go to the Saturday protest:
“In fact, what we’re seeing in some cases are these figures, these trusted figures on the far-right saying, ‘don’t go, it’s a trap.’” He later summarized: “So the suggestion is, it’s a set-up, it’s some sort of government plot.”
But his tone right here was tinged with frustration. Putting apart the discuss of “government plots,” it’s value mentioning that neither he nor both host may see something optimistic about Trump supporters deciding to not flock to this protest. A protest which, once more, CNN and the media normally have been touting as a catastrophe ready to occur.
“It is quite a picture that you paint, and a disturbing one at that,” chirped stand in co-host Erica Hill.
Disturbing? Presumably Hill was bothered by the MAGA crowd’s causes for opposing the rally, however no matter their rationale, shouldn’t a considerably decreased crowd on Saturday be seen as an excellent factor?
One would count on that these journalists, who spent the previous week expressing dramatic concern in regards to the impending “danger” this weekend, could be relieved to listen to pro-Trump mouthpieces calling for it to be boycotted. Fewer attendees means a decreased probability of the violence, law-breaking, and normal mayhem we’ve been warned about, proper?
So what’s the issue?
It may need one thing to do with the very fact that the media adore all the pieces about January 6. They deliver it up at any time when potential they usually squeeze footage from the Capitol into their information reveals at each conceivable alternative. They do that as a result of they don’t seem to be silly; they realize it’s an optics win for Democrats and due to this fact a successful political technique. Assuming they really imagine their very own predictions, Stelter and his cohorts have most likely been anticipating a contemporary batch of video clips to shove in viewers’ faces earlier than retreating to their fainting couches.
If Stelter actually has been dreading the Saturday protest, then why didn’t he sound the slightest bit relieved that Trump was urging his supporters to not present up? Maybe as a result of CNN and their ilk haven’t been dreading September 18 in any respect; they’ve been awaiting it eagerly.