Edward R. Morrow must be spinning in his grave.
NBC news reader Matt Lair — sorry, Lauer — is a leftist living in a fantasy world.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Lauer, reading news assuredly prepared by others, told us that Mister Trump did something that displeased him and his NBC masters. President Trump does that a lot — displeasing the leftist media.
While Trump’s predecessor was in office, when Lauer and his leftist cohorts wrote or read copy, it was “President this” and “President that.”
It might be remembered that Lauer was in tears when ex-president Barak Obama awarded his pal and VP, Joe Biden, with the Medal of Freedom.
We, new recruits, were told we were saluting the rank, not the person. What we thought of the person was irrelevant.
Later, as an honest reporter and editor I followed the AP style guide that instructed me to use a title at least on first reference, along with the person’s given (first) name. If the person had an “official” title, e.g., President, The Reverend, Secretary of …) that was used on first reference; thereafter, following references omitted the title unless omitting the title would cause confusion, e.g., Mrs. Clinton so readers would know the reference was to Hillary and not Wm. J.
Crying for the camera
Is shedding tears for public acknowledgement a new leftist tactic?
While Lauer held back the tears on camera when Obama’s Medal of Freedom gift was given to his VP, Joe Biden, Lauer’s emotional display was quickly made public by his associates at the network.
Then we have Senator Chas. Schumer, D-NY, crying over Trump’s TEMPORARY ban on issuing visas to people — ALL people — from seven countries known tor exporting terrorism.
- Never mind that Schumer’s fellow Democrat and now ex-president, Obama, blocked visas from the same countries — and more — for six months during his reign. (Trump’s ban is for only 90 days but can be extended. Where were the Schumer’s rants and tears when Obama put his ban into place?) Where were the protesters? Don’t today’s protesters have jobs or are they are on public assistance (welfare)?
Admittedly, there are conservative cryers, too. But reading the Daily Beast, most conservative tears are shed over close family members.
The UK’s Guardian suggests that At one time tears could finish a political career, but now crying is an important tool in the campaign armoury, The Guardian noted that Perhaps no politician has benefited from crying more clearly than Hillary Clinton.
Questionable accomplishments & awards
Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 — his first year in office, for for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons. Which somehow fails to agree with his unilateral decision to end sanctions on Iran and its nuclear weapons development and his apparent “blind eye” to North Korea’s threats to peace.
Biden received the Medal of Freedom from Obama "For your faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and for your lifetime of service that will endure through the generations, I'd like to ask the military aide to join us on stage," Obama said in the ceremony. "For my final time as President, I am pleased to award our nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom."
How many more Americans should be thusly honored - millions. As his boss buddy, Biden never served a day in the U.S. armed forces -- including Reserves and National Guard. There is no indication he ever performed any service for his community.