The media elite have a new darling they love to hate and his name is Stephen Miller. If you are wondering who their old sweetheart was, look no further than chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon. Titled the Liberals’ Boogeyman, Bannon was highlighted last week here on Liberty Nation. Strange how both of these gentlemen are top advisors to Donald Trump. Who’d have thought?
Miller was the administration flavor-of-the-week on all the weekend political programs, and the chattering class is still trying to recover from his no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners interview style. Mr. Miller’s performance was, shall we say, rather in-your-face and that’s one place those erudite flat screen personalities cannot stand for anyone to be (other than themselves, naturally).
Fox’s Chris Wallace managed to stop interrupting his guest for a change and permit the viewer to actually listen to what Miller had to say. Just a click away, one could see the esteemed Chuck Todd looking rather intimidated – even flummoxed – as Miller fielded Todd’s questions and threw a few back at him on Meet the Depressed. Mr. Todd, however, could not stop his annoying habit of throwing in several “hmms” and “uh hah’s” by way of making it seem Miller was taking up too much of Todd’s precious face time.
Watching Miller work over the TV media was a thing of beauty. Since he is bright, articulate and clear as a bell, the leftist media seemed clueless as to how to handle this strange animal who seemed to both know what he was talking about and categorically stated what the administration had planned and why.
If you missed it, here’s a brief example:
Following the beat down, progressive scribes began burning up the newsprint and HTML to come to the defense of their poor television pals.
To wit, here’s a little taste of what that independent, impartial Gray Lady had to say:
The ascent of Mr. Miller from far-right gadfly with little policy experience to the president’s senior policy advisor came as a shock to many of the staff members who knew him from his seven years in the Senate. A man whose emails were, until recently, considered spam by many of his Republican peers in now shaping the Trump administration’s core domestic policies with his economic nationalism and hard-line positions on immigration.
The Washington Post, meanwhile, at least made an effort to muzzle their disdain by focusing on MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough who apparently had a mental meltdown over Stephen Miller’s TV appearances. In an article titled, “Joe Scarborough really doesn’t like Stephen Miller,” WAPO used Scarborough as Miller’s whipping boy:
And, seriously, the White House has got to stop embarrassing themselves by putting this guy out. … I had people working me: “Oh, wasn’t Miller great?” No. That is the worst performance of anybody — that made Susan Rice [on] the Sunday after Benghazi look smooth. I mean, that was horrendous and an embarrassment.
The Post went on for several more column inches to describe the strident attack by Scarborough on Trump’s Senior Policy Advisor. WAPO claims that Scarborough issued his criticism in such a way to persuade the President of what a poor job Miller had done on television. It doesn’t seem that Trump has given any credence to the MSNBC host’s opinion. The President tweeted, “Congratulations Stephen Miller- on representing me this morning on the various Sunday morning shows. Great job!”
Even the folks on Wikipedia went to town on Miller. By Monday they had already altered Miller’s profile page to read:
On February 12, 2017, Miller appeared on ABC’s This Week… In the same appearance, Miller repeated the claim that there was significant voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election and that “thousands of illegal voters were bused in” to New Hampshire; both of these claims have been widely rejected and described as false by mainstream sources and watchdog groups. Miller refused to provide any evidence to support this claim.
And so, once again, the establishment media is hopping mad. How dare they be tricked into airing a man who pulls no punches, and dishes out more than he takes. He’s savvy enough to not get pigeon-holed and led down some bunny trail by answering a slew of hypothetical “gotcha” questions.
There’s no doubt the media has its hands full with Trump & Co. Bottom line: Finally, there is something worth watching on your DVR after church. And just think, this parade has only begun.