Blamed Obama for the leaks coming out of his own staff.
Blamed the generals for the failure of a raid in Yemen, which he cooked up over dinner with Bannon and his son in law.
Implied that the recent wave of bomb threats and vandalism directed at Jewish targets were actually done by the Jews themselves, to make his Aryan supremacist supporters look bad.
And then he delivered a speech. A speech filled with lies and hollow promises; a speech whose only virtue was that Trump did not dissolve into a vicious, abusive tantrum against someone who disagreed with him.
And the response? Well, apparently the mainstream press has decided to get back to their primary duty of insuring that the American buy into whatever vicious garbage the Republicans feed them. Enough "standing up" to the Republicans; time to get on message.
Here's the way that Van Jones described his speech, on CNN:
"after the president's speech to the nation on Tuesday night, Jones got emotional and was clearly impressed by Trump's handling of one particular part of the speech.
Jones said Trump's tribute to Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, who died in a raid in Yemen, was “one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics, period” and that it was the moment Trump “became president of the United States.” He also said it's the kind of thing that could make Trump a two-term president."
And how about Tom Brokaw:
"Legendary NBC journalist Tom Brokaw gave quite the compliment to President Donald Trump Tuesday, calling his first congressional address the most presidential he’s been to date.
Republican strategist and frequent Trump critic Nicole Wallace got the praise rolling, heralding the speech for its “new, more unifying” tone. “This was the best speech of his political career, his short political career,” she said.
“You’ve seen a lot of administrations,” host Lester Holt turned to Brokaw. “There’s always a learning curve here. Watching that different tone, did you see a president now who recognizes that the governing part has begun, you can only go so far with the executive orders?”
“Well, we’ve been waiting for the pivot since August, remember? ‘We’re going to pivot to being presidential,’” Brokaw said. “Tonight, this is easily the most presidential he’s been. “
Enough examples. Time to get the American people to believe that racism, treason and dictatorship are normal in the White House. Otherwise, those tax cuts for the rich might just go up in smoke. That's your mainstream media, America.
And now we learn that the Attorney General, the nation's highest law enforcement officer, got his job through criminal lying to Congress about treasonous collaboration with a foreign dictator. Oh, and some very brave people are requesting that he remove himself from any investigation into his own crimes. Well, that's a noble stance. Where is the immediate, universal demand that this monster resign immediately? Where is the needed attack on his boss, Trump, for hiring a criminal who now appears to be involved in the same treason as Trump himself?
And while we are on the subject, where is common human decency in the actions of anyone allowed to have a public voice in the affairs of this country?
Update: So here is how the AP is characterizing this:
"Sessions says he never met Russian to talk about campaign; Critics say he misled senators"
Critics say. Sessions says the sun did not come up yesterday; critics say he misled senators. And this is how treason is sold to the American people.