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WTF MSM!? The media’s UNHINGED response to the SOTU is SAD!

Different planets …

Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., once asked a questioner in a town hall, “On what planet do you spend most of your time?” While I don’t often agree with Frank, I’ve always loved that quote. Watching the media coverage of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech last night, it was a question I asked myself over and over again.

While 14-year-old Natalie Ripepi of Venetia, Pennsylvania, was talking about Democrats in the House chamber, her observation holds true of media reactions as well: “I just wonder if they thought this through past their politics, on many of these things all of America is applauding while they are sitting.” Except the media wasn’t sitting; they were going into full-on warrior mode for the Left.

The hottest of hot takes … It is hard top the full-on histrionics usually on display over at Slate. But Yascha Mounk has succeeded. In a piece titled: “Donald Trump just asked Congress to end the rule of law,” Mounk argues that because Donald Trump wants cabinet members to have increased ability to hold federal employees accountable for doing their jobs, that means Trump is a tyrant. Yes, really. Conservative Review’s Chris Pandolfo called it “one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read.” Definitely. The Constitution, in Article II, Section 2, makes it plain that the president has the authority over federal employees. The Supreme Court affirmed the president’s power to fire federal employees in 1925’s Myers v. United States decision.

Mounk argues that a bunch of federal agencies are independent. That is not true. The agencies that Mounk lists are executive branch agencies. The notion that the president, through his his cabinet secretaries, has the power to fire a federal employee isn’t against the notion of the rule of law. It is the rule of law. That law is the Constitution of the United States of America.

CNN doesn’t trust CNN … Let’s be honest. Based on recent polling data, if you told anyone that 70 percent of Americans watching a Donald Trump speech would have a positive view of what they saw, you would call that a win for the president. That’s exactly what a CNN instant poll of those who watched the speech showed. According to the poll, 48 percent of viewers had a “very positive” view of the speech and 22 percent had a “somewhat” positive view of the speech. CNN seized on the “very positive” number and harped that the poll was skewed. Yes, CNN personnel spent time attacking their own poll. For the record, a CBS/YouGov poll showed similar results.

WaPo caves to internet bullies … Last night the Washington Post tweeted out a pic of its Wednesday front page with the headline, “A call for bipartisanship.” That’s when the internet bullies started attacking. So the Post made sure to tell folks that they changed the headline to “A ‘new American moment.’” Twitter user Comfortably Smug has the hilarious side-by-side photos.

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