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‘Lunacy’: Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Slams Republicans For Ignoring Trump’s ‘Unhinged’ Posts

  
Via:  John Russell  •  9 months ago  •  10 comments

By:   KenMeyer (Mediaite)

‘Lunacy’: Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Slams Republicans For Ignoring Trump’s ‘Unhinged’ Posts
The Wall Street Journal's editorial board bashed Republicans for disregarding the "unhinged" remarks of Donald Trump and ignoring harm they could do to the GOP.

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The Wall Street Journal's editorial board slammed former President Donald Trump — and the Republicans who enable him — over the "unhinged" remarks that populate his feed on social media platform Truth Social.

In their latest op-ed, the board noted that in the last few days, Trump has pledged to have NBC and MSNBC investigated for "country-threatening treason" and suggested that General Mark Milleyshould be executed. The op-ed also noted that Trump "uses Truth Social to amplify unhinged posts from others, including one recently calling the 2021 Capitol riot a 'Fedsurrection,' involving Antifa leftists in MAGA disguise, and 'the Deep State coordinated their actions through proxies.'"

The editorial board called "this lunacy" a "direct mind-meld with Mr. Trump's true social and political self."

As such, the editorial board argued, why are Republicans not taking Trump's "campaign pledge to abridge the First Amendment" and call for the execution of U.S. generals seriously? He is, after all, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination.

"What if some crank does and decides to shoot Gen. Milley in his retirement?" the board asked, before concluding that voters will pay attention to Trump's posts if he's nominated for president again, and Republicans will have to deal with the political ramifications of that.

From the op-ed:

Some Republicans are feeling giddy these days because Mr. Biden is down in the polls, losing head-to-head even against Mr. Trump. But many voters may have forgotten what it was like to hear from, and live with, Mr. Trump day after day. As President, Mr. Biden gets more attention now, and Mr. Trump is ducking the GOP presidential debates. But if Mr. Trump is nominated again, his every word will get attention. That's the baggage Republicans will carry — and the reason Democrats think even Mr. Biden can win.

The reliably conservative editorial board has leveled increasing criticism at Trump since his first term in the White House ended with an extensive campaign to overturn the election and the Jan. 6 riot. Rupert Murdoch, who owns both the Journal and Fox News, privately loathes Trump — and is reportedly not keen to see him back in the White House.


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    9 months ago
The op-ed also noted that Trump "uses Truth Social to amplify unhinged posts from others, including one recently calling the 2021 Capitol riot a 'Fedsurrection,' involving Antifa leftists in MAGA disguise, and 'the Deep State coordinated their actions through proxies.'"

The editorial board called "this lunacy" a "direct mind-meld with Mr. Trump's true social and political self."

As such, the editorial board argued, why are Republicans not taking Trump's "campaign pledge to abridge the First Amendment" and call for the execution of U.S. generals seriously? He is, after all, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination.

The Republican Party is of course responsible for this, but so is the mainstream media that largely sits on their hands as all this insanity takes place. 

We cant depend on hard core MAGA to help, because some of them are as unhinged as he is. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1    9 months ago

I think the editorial board of the WSJ is correct on those statements.

I'd hate to have to defend those comments. On the other hand, he was a great President and we desperately need someone like him.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    9 months ago
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In today’s Morning Memo, David   notes   that Donald Trump’s latest ravings have been so extreme as to manage to break through, at least partly, the wall of mainstream media indifference. Trump pledges to take Comcast (owner of MSNBC) off the air for “treason” if he’s returned to office and suggests that retiring Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley should be executed. Milley, who retires at the end of the month, gave a   lengthy (and, for Trump, unflattering) interview   to Atlantic Monthly editor Jeff Goldberg. So that’s what Milley’s execution is about. This is the moment we live in in the history of the American republic, a man who talks like a character out of a dystopian novel about the end of America is the choice of about half of Americans to be the next President.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    9 months ago
This is the moment we live in in the history of the American republic, a man who talks like a character out of a dystopian novel about the end of America is the choice of about half of Americans to be the next President.

You might need that Vic. The rest of us dont. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    9 months ago

Isn't MSNBC the station that censors everything Trump says, because they claim to be dedicated to the truth?

That can't be! MSNBC was at the forefront of the Russia hoax when they broadcast all those unverified stories.  

I disagree on taking them off the air, however. As I said before, adults have to be able to evaluate what they are being told.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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1.1.4  SteevieGee  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    9 months ago
Isn't MSNBC the station that censors everything Trump says, because they claim to be dedicated to the truth?

So you're claiming that Trump's first amendment rights are more important than MSNBC's first amendment rights?  Trump has a right to say whatever he wants but MSNBC is under no obligation to report on it.  That's why he created Truth Social.  It's not MSNBC's fault nobody's there to read it.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  seeder  JohnRussell    9 months ago

When was the last time the Wall St Journal described the words of the GOP frontrunner as "lunacy" ? 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3  Jack_TX    9 months ago

People have got to stop tattling and demanding outrage over shit that happens every day.

That's not how outrage works.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Jack_TX @3    9 months ago

Are you trying to say that Trump makes unhinged remarks every day?  You sound like you want people to accept it and get used to it. 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3.1.1  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    9 months ago
Are you trying to say that Trump makes unhinged remarks every day?

Doesn't he? I dunno, I stopped listening to him years ago.  His voice irritates me. 

You follow it more closely than I do, so if you tell me it's not that often I'll defer to your expertise.

You sound like you want people to accept it and get used to it. 

I'm curious as to what alternative you imagine we have.

It's a free country.  The man can say what he wants, just like you or I can.

Tattling on Trump every day is sort of like a 5-year-old whining to his mother about the summer heat in Texas every 5 minutes.   Yes.  We get it.  There isn't a damn thing anybody can do about it.  You can either be hot or go inside.

 
 

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