Trump is constantly deriding liberal media bias

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Wait, what? – Eugene Robinson’s Washington Post column links to four other opinion pieces; 3 are from conservative observers

The other day I turned Around the Block over to the New York Times Frank Bruni whose column, How low will Trump go? suggested that “The president is unabashed, unapologetic and out of control.”

Today, I’ll turn Around the Block over to Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist of the Washington Post. But, unlike my Bruni post, which was very long, I’ll just provide the link to Robinson’s column, “Trump is spinning out of control. We must stop pretending otherwise.”Your choice to read or not.

Of particular note, beyond Robinson’s excellent observations, is the Post’s decision to link his column to four other editorial observers – three of whom are bona fide conservative thinkers and writers. Given that, I think it is appropriate to shamelessly borrow Fox News’ bankrupt tagline, “Fair and Balanced,” to Trump’s prime example of the liberal media, the “Bezos” Washington Post. This is the media at its “Fair and Balanced” best! 

Trump is spinning out of control. We must stop pretending otherwise – by Eugene Robinson.

(I’ll only quote Robinson’s closing paragraph: “Senators, pay attention. You may prefer to let voters judge Trump in next year’s election. But you must realize, at this point, that we may not have that long.”)

Trump is turning American ideology into a sham – by Michael Gerson. (Until 2006, Gerson was a top aide to President George W. Bush as assistant to the president for policy and strategic planning. Prior to that appointment, he served in the White House as deputy assistant to the president and director of presidential speechwriting and assistant to the president for speechwriting and policy adviser.)

Trump’s puerile letter to Erdogan should give every American the chills – by Henry Olson. (Henry Olson joined the think tank world where he spent eighteen years as an executive at a variety of institutions, serving as the President of the Commonwealth Foundation, a Vice President at the Manhattan Institute, and as Vice President and Director, National Research Initiative, at the American Enterprise Institute.)

Trump and lost Syria – And his mind – by Max Boot. (Max Boot was a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2007-2008, Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2011–2012, and Marco Rubio’s campaign in 2015-2016. He served as an adviser to U.S. commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan.)

What to expect when you’re expecting impeachment – by Doug Sosnik. (Doug Sosnik, a Democratic political strategist, was a senior adviser to President Bill Clinton from 1994 to 2000.)

Published by Ted Block

Ted Block is a veteran “Mad Man,” having spent 45+ years in the advertising industry. During his career, he was media director of several advertising agencies, including Benton & Bowles in New York and Foote, Cone and Belding in San Francisco; account management director on clients as varied as Clorox, Levi’s and the California Raisin Advisory Board (yes, Ted was responsible for the California Dancing Raisins campaign); and regional director for Asia based in Tokyo for Foote, Cone where he was also the founding president of FCB’s Japanese operations. Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Queens College and, before starting in advertising, served on active duty as an officer on USS McCloy (DE-1038) in the U.S. Navy.

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