Listen: Donald Trump, Trump Circus And Trump discussed on Background Briefing
"It's just characteristic of NBC. I think all the networks. I think it's all the mainstream media arguing with people saying really we shouldn't even at temp to denuclearize North Korea. We shouldn't even go for the maximum possibility. Wait, we just accept that. That's a given that they're going to either have nuclear weapons or we're going to go to war that those are the only two options, and I really did. With people in the newsroom and said. Can't you at least? Maybe you don't believe that Trump has the ability to to pull it off. But can't you what we see that? This is a better course, a better strategy better objective than just continuing to to home our way along in the north the North Korean and really I found people were just unable to to get off of their anti-trump their their their wrote conventional answer their their imposed a conformity to even see the profitability of there being radical tinge. And that just tells me that we are in such a sad state of perpetual war that the conventional wisdom has has essentially prevailed that we are just going to be a war forever and dumb. And you know, we we we. Very American public. And we the thinking citizens are really not even allowed to be involved because we were only able to play around the margin and in your resignation, you basically, I mean, I'm not sure whether or not the networks in general or expiating for having given Trump five billion dollars worth of free advertising. But you basically saying that your expertise was no longer valued. Because you you didn't want to be part of the day to day reporting of the Trump circus. Well, I mean, look, I I'm I'm a long-time national security expert and critic of the military, and again, I use the word critic as one might use it when they think of a movie critic, right and Edinburgh on something who can look at a movie and say this movie sucks. This movie is really good. You know, this act tour is really good. This is a terrific, performance, etc. Somehow when it comes to the military. We're not allowed to be critics unless you know, somehow that questions are patriotism, I proudly say military credit, and and and they're they're just seemed to be less and less room for that. As Donald Trump. Took office. And as the circus of Donald Trump nece became the everything of network television. Believe me that is not just characteristic of NBC, that's all the networks that CNN as well. That's practically all of the mainstream media. I have worked at the New York Times and the Washington Post of LA times, and I have friends at all of those newspapers, and they will all say exactly the same thing. Which is that if you are not in the Trump reporting, circle, you are not in the inner circle of those newspapers today, so everyone else's marginalized in the newspapers as well. To take it one step further. We have to ask ourselves the question sort of what's actually going on. And I think this kind of four things that are the result of the Trump circus. No, I we turn everything into a horse race. So everything becomes like the simple question of who's up who's down today. This is the media see that just takes over everything. And."