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Once again a member of the mainstream media has compared President Donald Trump to a brutal dictator. This time it was MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, who said Trump reminded him of the murderous dictators Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi because of the way he described the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
NewsBusters has the details and the video:
Scarborough contended that Trump "sounded not like a President of the United States; he actually sounded like Saddam Hussein after torturing people, sounded like Muammar Gaddafi after he would torture people." He added that the President's remarks were "deeply un-American" and "deeply troubling" and an example of his "strongman instincts."
Completely unhinged. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on @realDonaldTrump's al-Baghdadi's announcement: "He sounded like Sa… https://t.co/BPPURjrlwn— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest) 1572278180.0
Saying that a murderous thug, when faced with meeting his maker, died like a coward is somehow like being a dictator in Scarborough's world. Splendid.
This follows in a long tradition of the mainstream media equating Trump and his family with dictators. In the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, I outlined how the media made such comparisons with glee. Scarborough's MSNBCs colleagues Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews both compared Trump's children to Uday and Qusay Hussein.
Maddow said, "We have never thought of us as a country where Uday and Qusay [Hussein] get to be ministers of whatever they want, right?"
Former Donald Trump Adviser Duped By Russian Spies | Rachel Maddow | MSNBCyoutu.be
Matthews made the same comparison a week earlier.
Matthews ties Trump kids to Saddam's sons Uday and Qusaywww.youtube.com
Then of course there's the time that the Boston Globe compared Trump's signature to that of murderous Nazi Heinrich Himmler. An op-ed writer
for the Globe wrote, "'His signature is this barbed-wire thing that's into power and control and rigidity,' said Sheila Lowe, a Ventura, Calif., handwriting analyst with more than 40 years of experience in this small field. 'It's closed, it's not open, it's not soft at all and it looks like Himmler's.' As in Heinrich Himmler, head of Adolf Hitler's SS and the man who established the first official concentration camp at Dachau."
Of course, sometime between February 2017 and today, the Globe edited out the part about Heinrich Himmler. But you can still see the original at Archive.is.
And people who work in the mainstream media wonder why we don't take anything they say seriously.
- MSNBC cuts off Jim Jordan just as he starts to talk about the whistleblower
- Kanye West: Democrats spent years pushing abortion and welfare on black Americans
- Megachurch pastor comes to the defense of Kanye West: 'Shut up for a minute, OK?'
- MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Katie Hill resignation: 'It really seems like the bad guys won'
- Chris Matthews hails Tom Steyer as modern-day John Brown leading Trump's impeachment
- Sean Hannity: Durham criminal investigation will 'shock the conscience and soul of the nation'
- STUDY: Most of TV's impeachment news pushes claims by anonymous sources
- NY Times grumbles over ISIS leader's death: 'Largely in spite of...Mr. Trump's actions'
- Ex-Obama official in WaPo op-ed calls for 'hate speech law'
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