Today's damsels in distress

A few days ago, they went running to Mommy to talk about the “bully” in the schoolyard – Trump. And Big TV is Big Mommy. 

Jack Engelhard, | updated: 07:16

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It depends what day you catch them. One day they are strong American women, next day they are fragile damsels in distress. 


Can Schiff, Booker and the Four Ingrates ever be wrong? Not so long as Big Mommy is on the prowl. Mother knows best.
They have it both ways.

Braced as untouchables, the Four Ingrates played the distress card and play it they did for Anchor Gayle King on CBS-TV.

A few days ago, they went running to Mommy to talk about the “bully” in the schoolyard – Trump. 

The news media, practically any part of it, print or broadcast, is always happy to oblige when one of their own needs a shoulder to cry on.

It is what mothers do – and Big TV is Big Mommy. 

As Gayle King nursed them along, and encouraged them to express their “feelings,” The Four Ingrates let it all out, oh the pain and suffering, and nobody asked about the switch from yesterday to today. Straight out of the box, moments after she took the oath of office, Michigan Dem. Rep. Rashida Tlaib sucker-punched Trump with the roar – “We’re going to impeach the MF-er.” 

Homage to Helen Reddy and Gloria Steinem – “I am woman, hear me roar.”

But obviously, Trump did not start this fight. They did.

So when Trump answers back…Big Mommy comes to the rescue. If they “don’t play well with others,” and they don’t, the “others” are always at fault.

The vulgarity…the threats…the anti-Semitism…Gayle King did not bring that up in the name of balanced and objective journalism. 

Of course not. This is Big Mommy and these are her children and her children are always right.

Woe to you if you have another opinion.

Rep. Liz Cheney appeared this Sunday morning on Face the Nation. Cheney is a Republican. No soft questions for her.

The segment turned into a brawl. Host Margaret Brennan had no questions; only accusations.

But Cheney is no pushover. She gave better than she got and because she may have succeeded in changing a mind or two, and for the sin of being persuasive, reserves were swiftly deployed to save the morning for Big Mommy, and these are Trump derangement artists Adam Schiff and Cory Booker who immediately and reliably blasted away at Cheney, Trump, and 63 million Americans. 

Can Schiff, Booker and the Four Ingrates ever be wrong? Not so long as Big Mommy is on the prowl. Mother knows best.

It’s the same all over…ABC-TV…NBC-TV…PBS…NPR…where the last word always goes to the in-crowd. 

Their news and opinion divisions cannot be trusted with news or opinion and all they are good for, so far as unbiased reportage, is the weather. 

No wait. This heat wave – citing global warming, they’re blaming that too on Donald Trump.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.
He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal.” His Holocaust to Montreal memoir “Escape from Mount Moriah” has been honored from page to screen at CANNES. His Inside Journalism thriller, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” is being prepared for the movies. Contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Website: www.jackengelhard.com


 




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