A former New York Times reporter tried to link President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency during his Friday Rose Garden speech to declining values of the stock market in a tweet. He stealth deleted his tweet minutes later when it became clear stock markets were rebounding in force as a result of the speech.
Jim Roberts linked a 300 point decline in the Dow Jones index to the beginning of Trump’s speech. It seemed to escape him at the time that stock prices were declining independently of Trump’s planned speech, in which he announced the formal declaration of a state of emergency.
Within the hour, it became clear that stock market prices were not declining as a result of the speech, but in fact rebounding strongly. Friday proved to be the strongest single-day rally for the market since 2008, providing some much-needed confidence in markets after a dismal week filled with fear over the raging Chinese coronavirus.
Roberts went on to delete his totally misleading tweet, without much of an explanation. He simply replaced it with a tweet claiming Trump had put on a speech totally aimed at instilling confidence in investors and big business.
Trump has made this a very pro-business news conference. And the markets seem to approve. pic.twitter.com/mgvSzxe9cY
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 13, 2020
Which one is it? Is Trump tanking the stock markets with great consequences or is he merely propping up Wall Street with fake displays of competence? Either way, Jim Roberts has made it clear that he’s far from an objective reporter who can fairly report on presidential news one way or another.
He’s yet to issue a formal clarification of his misleading, early tweet or explain exactly why he deleted it as of Friday night.
OWNED: ‘The Federalist’ Employees Slam Never Trump Hack David Frum for Insinuation of Conservative Gender Bias
Frum is a disingenuous virtue signaler.
Disgraced former Bush speechwriter David Frum, who abandoned the GOP to become a Never Trumper and Democrat operative, made a complete idiot of himself on social media on Thursday.
Frum posted a bizarre conspiracy theory, naming people such as left-wing journalists Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald, Fox News host Tucker Carlson, podcast host Joe Rogan, the writers at The Federalist, and Donald Trump Jr. as part of a new milieu centered around a mutual disdain for U.S. power, or something.
“Wanted: smart, non-polemical assessment of emergence of Tucker Carlson, Joe Rogan, Glenn Greenwald, Donald Trump Jr., Matt Taibbi, the Federalist group of writers etc. as a coherent and cohesive faction in American politics. They share more than just the same dislikes,” Frum wrote in a tweet.
He started a Twitter thread to justify selling out his party and his country while hurling accusations at various political enemies who he arbitrarily grouped together.
“Trump put racism, misogyny, cruelty, corruption, authoritarianism on a giant billboard and forced us all to look. Could we accept? Those who said No found themselves in tandem with others who said No,” Frum wrote.
“Trump pushed Never Trump Republicans into partnership with moderate Democrats – and prodded even formerly conservative minded people – to see power in ideas like Me Too and Black Lives Matter,” he added.
“And that’s what we’re seeing in this fusion of the pro-Trump right with factions of the far left. Both are mistrustful of US power as a force for good. Both recoil from “centrism.” And both have heard quite enough from women and minorities, thank you very much,” Frum concluded.
While Frum’s rant is obviously meritless drivel, he really stepped into it when he made a drive-by comment to virtue signal to his left-wing, anti-male “Resistance” followers.
I don't think it's a coincidence that this group includes no women. https://t.co/bAnVzHCE6w
— David Frum (@davidfrum) October 29, 2020
Writers for The Federalist, the conservative media outlet that employs many female reporters, and other like-minded conservatives have spent the entire day dunking on Frum for his idiotic and humiliating comment.
The Federalist staff is majority female, but OK. https://t.co/1doGpzh4L3
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) October 29, 2020
I and the majority of our staff are women, my dude. https://t.co/jOXmegrtWk
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 29, 2020
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 29, 2020
"Do you hear that noise? What is that? Is that a mouse?" – David whenever a woman speaks https://t.co/iP7Ndq0DsX
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) October 29, 2020
We have more women writers and editorial representation than any other major publication, period. And I have more babies than every other woman editor in the entire world. 😊 https://t.co/lKeIs3vvCV
— Joy Pullmann (@JoyPullmann) October 29, 2020
I imagine @MZHemingway, @emilyjashinsky, @InezFeltscher, @JoyPullmann, @madelineorr, et al. would object to your attempted (misogynist?) erasure of their significant body of work at @FDRLST. https://t.co/k4vZi5boKy
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) October 29, 2020
Two things are true at @FDRLST:
1. We believe men and women are different.
2. We employ a majority of the latter. https://t.co/tMFjS4VOy3
— Kylee Zempel (@kyleezempel) October 29, 2020
— Jordan Davidson (@jordangdavidson) October 29, 2020
Big League Politics has been hammering Frum for years as he has emerged as perhaps the most dishonest charlatan among the “Never Trump” defectors:
Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum, a face of the NeverTrump “Republican” establishment, lost the Munk debate in Toronto to Steve Bannon, populist-nationalist CEO of the President Trump 2016 campaign and original Trump White House chief strategist.
Frum is one of the few media-friendly so-called conservatives still clinging to newsprint in the age of Trump by throwing spitballs at the wildly successful Commander in Chief. (He also wrote a book on W. Bush entitled “The Right Man,” lest we forget).
Bannon fans were looking forward to the confrontation…
Perhaps during term two, President Donald Trump could have Frum arrested for his role in devising and selling the public on the Iraq War.
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