Despite his penchant for telling tall tales, MSNBC's Brian Williams had a rare moment of truth during his Tuesday evening broadcast, admitting to the nation that, "our job tonight actually is to scare people to death" on the topic of President Trump and North Korea. Lovely.
"With U.S. intel saying the North can now outfit a missile with nukes and the President seems to use the same overheated language as the North, as he deals with a genuine overseas threat,” Williams chided during the show’s opening tease.
Williams went on to bemoaned Trump’s threat to North Korea from earlier in the day; when the President said: “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Williams was also fearful for the almost 200,000 U.S. citizens living on the island of Guam as the North Koreans threatened an attack there.
“This genuine overseas threat comes at a low point in terms of public trust in this president,” Williams poked, alluding to a recent CBS poll claiming people didn’t trust Trump to handle North Korea effectively:
And just today, there were new poll numbers from CBS News on this very issue. Just 35 percent of Americans say they are confident in Trump’s ability to handle the situation with North Korea's nuclear program. 61 percent, 6 in 10 say they are uneasy about it.
The disgraced MSNBC host then touted a clip of a “nuclear expert” slamming the President, with Williams calling it “the most sobering quote of the evening.”
Williams let it slip that their job was to “scare people to death on this subject.” It made it clear that their goal was to drive down the public’s trust in the President to handle this threat.
Fake News is not just hyperbole. In their arrogance members of the media proudly declare that they're attempting to lead the public by its nose and influence how they think and feel. Only the most partisan leftist cannot see, or does not care about being manipulated in such a way. And this is why a record-number of Americans distrust media.