Hanlon’s razor is a principle or rule of thumb that states, “never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
I know she’s stupid but I’m going with malice.
Behind the scenes, there was anger, even before the first question, but this time it wasn’t from President Trump.
NBC employees seethed that they had agreed to host a Trump townhall in the same hour that ABC was hosting a similar Biden event. It was counterprograming, they complained, a clear attempt by the incumbent to force a split-screen moment and pull the eyeballs of the electorate away from the Democratic challenger.
They were not alone, and others went public with that sentiment. Actors and producers and on-air talent put their frustration to paper in an open letter to NBC asking the network to “air the president’s town hall either before or after Joe Biden’s so that American voters can have the opportunity to watch both.”
NBC executives didn’t budge. But while Trump got half the national spotlight, Savannah Guthrie made sure he paid for it with sharp questions that kept coming, one after the other.
Did he have any remaining COVID symptoms? Did he ever develop a case of pneumonia? Did he take a coronavirus test before the debate with Biden as required by the Commission on Presidential Debates?
Trump said he is symptom-free at the moment, said he didn’t “do too much asking” about his chest X-rays while a patient at Walter Reed medical center, and said he wasn’t sure if he had or hadn’t tested before the debate: “The doctor has very accurate information — if you are president, you have a lot of doctors you’re surrounded by — I was in great shape for the debate, and sometime after the debate, I tested positive.”
Why hadn’t he condemned white supremacy on the debate stage?
Trump said he did condemn white supremacy on stage and always has “denounced white supremacy” and then complained that the press “always starts off with the question.” Interrupting as Guthrie tried a follow-up, the exasperated president asked, “Are you listening? I denounce white supremacy!”
The grilling went on like this for 20 minutes without a single question from the audience. At the first commercial break, White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah hurried over to the president. Three other aides quickly followed. And although voters finally got their chance to ask questions when programming returned, Guthrie did her best to keep Trump on the ropes with her own follow-ups.
She knew. They all knew. On the prettiest day of her life, Savannah Guthrie was not pretty enough to get away with being that stupid.
They are all liars. They aren’t mistaken, and they weren’t deceived. They KNOW they are peddling lies. The article gives us proof. Why were they pissed that Trump was going to be on NBC? Biden is way out ahead of Trump, who is hated by everyone except those deplorable Fox News viewers. Right?
Wrong. They know that Biden is losing. They knew that if Trump was going to be on NBC and Biden was going to be on ABC that NBC was going to get all the ratings. There is no politician or alleged journalist in the country that can stand toe-to-toe with Trump.
Five years ago there was an elite consensus that Trump was a buffoon and his own worst enemy. All they had to do was give him airtime and he would soon stick both feet in his mouth and swallow himself. For the last four years they have been trying to silence him. Different tactics, same results.
They have thrown everything including the kitchen sink at President Trump and he not only caught it all he threw most of it right back at them. They hate him and they want to destroy him, his family, his friends, and most of all they hate his MAGA hat-wearing supporters. And that is the definition of malice.