In the days leading up to the July 4th celebration in Washington, DC, people in the liberal media were in an absolute panic.
Some of them claimed it was going to be a campaign event like a Trump rally. Others suggested it was going to be like something out of Soviet Russia.
They were all wrong.
News Busters reports:
VIDEO: All of TV Media’s False Doomsday Predictions for the Salute to America
The media hastily have distanced themselves from their projections of street brawls and naked partisanship at the Salute to America event following a largely patriotic, unobjectionable July 4 speech by President Trump. Since TV news audiences are unlikely to hear talking heads acknowledge their numerous false predictions, here is a reminder of the worst of the bunch — ranging from the cynical to the absurd.
The common line across broadcast and cable news alike was that President Trump would give something akin to a campaign rally speech. “You will hear criticism of his critics; you will hear a celebration of self in terms of how he sees his accomplishments,” declared New York Times White House correspondent and CNN analyst Maggie Haberman during July 3’s New Day.
Later that day on ABC’s World News Tonight, correspondent Stephanie Ramos touted the possibility that Trump was “turning a traditionally non-partisan event into a Trump-focused campaign-style rally.” Meanwhile, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell referred to the event as “Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Washington, paid for by the American taxpayer.”
News personalities also worried that the military parade had totalitarian undertones, taking the opportunity to compare the President to various authoritarian dictators for the ten millionth time. “The President’s vision bears a closer resemblance to the chest-thumping displays put on by authoritarian regimes,” spat MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on July 3’s Hardball.
Watch this video compilation:
Will any of them apologize now?
Don’t hold your breath.