One of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s more popular campaign promises has been to push for term limits on members of Congress if he wins in November.
Maybe he could require civics lessons for media personnel too. Let us explain:
The GOP contender has called it part of his plan to “drain the swamp” of career politicians who have planted themselves in Washington, D.C., year after year and forgotten why their constituents elected them in the first place.
As usual, the liberal media felt compelled to attack Trump’s proposal. But one CNN news anchor, Brooke Baldwin, humiliated herself on national television in her attempt to discredit the idea.
On Tuesday, Baldwin explained to a panel of political commentators that the Trump campaign had announced that his “drain the swamp” pledge would become a prominent policy stance in his bid for the presidency.
In particular, Trump pledged to “push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.”
In epic, humiliating fashion, Baldwin showed why liberal journalists have so often been attacked as uninformed robots who cast aside facts in order to promote a certain agenda.
“There are already term limits,” Baldwin incorrectly argued. “So what does he mean?”
She really said that. In my day, we covered this stuff in middle school, if not before.
Thankfully, Dana Bash, CNN’s chief political correspondent, was there to correct the misinformed news anchor about the issue, explaining that although there are term limits on the presidency, the same is not true for members of Congress.
Watch the video of Baldwin’s humiliating moment here, and pay special attention to the look on Bash’s face just before she is forced to correct her benighted co-worker:
The media are supposed to be the “watchdogs” of the government — ensuring that elected officials are held accountable for the decisions they make on behalf of the people who elected them.
Even putting their obvious and increasingly problematic liberal bias aside, how can we trust journalists who aren’t even aware of something as basic as the fact that there are no limits on how many terms a legislator can serve in Congress? This has been a major point of discussion for many years.
This wasn’t an intern or even a rookie reporter on the street — this was an anchor on one of the most prominent news networks in the world.
Educate yourselves, folks. The mainstream media have stumbled as a reliable source of information.