Read time: 1 minute

MSNBC Airs The Times Trump Cared About Classified Info

Used to be, we had only The Daily Show for such institutional memory.

Everybody reading this post knows that Donald Trump is an effing hypocrite, and that he is literally doing everything he accused Hillary Clinton of doing on the campaign trail.

What I find interesting about this is that someone at NBCNews thought it worthwhile to go back and compile clips from the campaign of Trump saying what we all know he said. Lecturing the voters that you have to protect classified information, and that his opponent had not done so.

Hypocrisy we knew about. But I didn't know we were having an influence on mainstream media.

Because truly, during the Bush Administration, mainstream media did not go back and look at what the president said about, for instance, the budget surplus. Or Muslims. Or what Tom Friedman said six months ago about the Iraq War.

The absolute best you could do on cable news was wait for Chris Matthews to run a clip from Jon Stewart's The Daily Show as comic relief for Hardball. That's how the truth got on cable news.

Perhaps the extreme awfulness of Trump is showing they can be taught?

I expect the junior video staff (okay, we hear it was @nick_ramsey) at NBC grew up on Jon Stewart, and are making their presence known in as stealth a way as they can.

More like this, please, and thank you.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team