As much as anything else, the spectacle yesterday afternoon in front of the White House was a deliberate set-up. It’s a not-unknown stock in trade for bad actors to invite press to one kind of purported event and switch to something more ghastly on camera, forcing the press to become complicit in what unfolds.
Yesterday was a version of that.
Not long after 5 PM the White House alerted the national media that the President would be making a statement or holding some sort of press conference in the Rose Garden at 6:15 PM. Later that was nudged to 6:30 …read more