U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the ultimate day of the APEC CEO Summit, a part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit, in Danang, Vietnam, November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Anthony Wallace/Pool – RC199DEE8450
The mainstream media freaked out over a pretend story about President Trump overfeeding fish in Japan and criticized him for not taking questions throughout a press convention in China, however a number of of Trump’s achievements from his Asia journey had been underreported. In different phrases, the anti-Trump media are, as traditional, choosing and selecting what to deal with based mostly on their traditional narrative.
“We’ve seen everything from the feeding frenzy around the false koi story where video was actually edited to make the president look like an unpolished rube to sanctimonious criticism around the president not taking questions while with the Chinese president when his predecessor also didn’t take questions as well during his first trip there,” The Hill media columnist Joe Concha instructed Fox News.
Trump delivered a robust speech Friday earlier than a summit of Asian leaders in Vietnam, however CNN determined to not hbadle airing the late-night speech. The more and more liberal CNN didn’t even point out the speech on air till a short replace within the three a.m. ET hour, whereas Fox News and MSNBC had reporters on the bottom and coated the speech stay.
In the speech that CNN viewers by no means noticed, Trump reiterated his “America First” message, saying he is not going to “let the United States be taken advantage of anymore.” A slew of high-profile Twitter customers, who apparently don’t watch CNN, merely noticed the president’s speech as a possibility to mock Trump for not preventing within the Vietnam War.
In addition, quite a few U.S. firms introduced $250 billion price of offers in China, coinciding with Trump’s go to with Chinese President Xi Jinping. To wit: Boeing reached a $37 billion settlement to promote 300 planes to China; General Electric picked up three offers in China valued at a mixed $three.5 billion; and Qualcomm reached three nonbinding offers to promote $12 billion in semiconductors to Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo over the subsequent three years. None of the job-creating offers obtained the eye they deserved from mainstream media.
The common American might be extra conversant in a report that Trump was supplied girls being despatched to his room in Russia throughout the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant. ABC and CBS every spent important time masking the nonstory — however predictably muted the truth that Trump didn’t take the provide severely.
“Lost in all of that is the $250 billion greenback commerce deal can truly impression our financial system that will get comparatively buried as a result of it lacks sizzle and character badessments.”
– Joe Concha
“Lost in all of that is the $250 billion greenback commerce deal can truly impression our financial system that will get comparatively buried as a result of it lacks sizzle and character badessments,” Concha mentioned.
The Associated Press even tried to undermine the impression of the introduced offers, saying they’re “more about the art of diplomacy than the art of the deal” – a dig on the title of certainly one of Trump’s books — whereas portray the $250 billion agreements as “ceremonial” and “mostly about symbolism.”
Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor echoed Concha and mentioned the mainstream media is “spinning a successful foreign policy trip into a disaster because that’s how they want it perceived.”
“They are manufacturing controversy,” Gainor instructed Fox News. “First we had the bogus koi fish story where Trump dumped the fish food into the pond doing exactly as Prime Minister Abe had done. Yet media tried to hype it as awful. Now we have journalists complaining Trump didn’t take questions in China when Obama didn’t either.”
Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.