If their presenters are this stupid what must the people who watch be like?

Let me rejig the post so that the punchline comes first.

Of course, the bit about Trump and North Korea, which is discussed next, might be compared with this from Instapundit right now.

What really is there to say after what comes next? There is no irony deep enough to cover it. We are far out and beyond even the wildest extension of Muggridge’s Law anyone could possibly imagine.

So now this from Twitchy: CNN busts fake news: Trump doesn’t REALLY have a big NUKE button on his desk. Be sure you read the final bit of this post just to see where we are at.

An actual nuclear blast would feel like a bit of an understatement at this point now that we’ve felt the shockwaves of President Trump’s tweet Tuesday night reverberate through social media and the press. In case you missed it, here it is again, currently hovering just above 420,000 likes:

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!

Sure, CNN thought it was breaking news and wondered if threatening a nuclear strike violated Twitter’s terms of service. Check out this clip of Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld busting a gut over it:

Perhaps in a bid to calm the country’s nerves a bit, CNN’s Chris Cillizza did a bit of fact-checking Wednesday, revealing that President Trump doesn’t actually have a big button on his desk that launches nuclear missiles at North Korea.

No, Trump doesn’t have a big nuclear button on his desk | Analysis by @CillizzaCNN http://cnn.it/2DZHvEj 

Cillizza reports:

Practically speaking, it makes lots and lots of sense that there is no nuclear button on the president’s desk. As a clumsy person myself, I can imagine a president accidentally bumping into it — or tripping and landing a hand on it. Not good.

Now, that said: The power to launch a nuclear strike does rest entirely in the hands of Trump. Or, more accurately, in the hands of a small rotating group of military personnel who carry a briefcase that contains the nuclear codes.

Yeah, we know … remember the time Vice President Joe Biden in a speech pointed out the military aide who travels with him carrying the nuclear launch codes? CNN didn’t seem flustered about that, though.

Is everyone a little calmer now, or was that piece written just to soothe Brian Stetler and Anderson Cooper?

Now to return to what I have already placed at the top of this post. A comparison of the competence of the current president with Bill Clinton in their ability to handle nuclear weaponry. This, to repeat, is from Instapundit right now.

What really is there to say after that? There is no irony deep enough to cover this. We are far out and beyond even the wildest extension of Muggridge’s Law anyone could possibly imagine.

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33 Responses to If their presenters are this stupid what must the people who watch be like?

  1. Herodotus

    Is it any wonder politics is so broken?

  2. Gengis

    Like a broken record I keep saying wait until the NK Dwarf has 50 bombs and turns to the POTUS and says ‘I want South Korea, or I will obliterate Japan’. If he gets South Korea he will then want Japan. Unless we take him out while he has a limited nuclear capability, this scenario cloud just come to fruition. Just imagine the devastation if he does have 50 bo0mbs in the future. But of course while the stupoid West waits for him to build those bombs he will be shipping them off to the Mulla’s.

  3. stackja

    Gengis
    #2600767, posted on January 4, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    UN acting like League.

  4. mh

    That official was told by a presidential aide that President Bill Clinton did have the codes, but was in an important meeting and could not be disturbed.

    ‘Important meeting’ is also a code when Bill Clinton is involved.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    So CNN, who have been going on and on about Wussians for a year, says Trump doesn’t have a big red nuke button on his desk but tweets a cropped picture of Lavrov and Hillary with the Russian “reset button” without attribution…?

    Irony upon irony upon irony!

  6. harrys on the boat

    If their presenters are this stupid what must the people who watch be like?

    Word is m0nty, who avidly watches, quotes and believes CNN, can field this one.

  7. mh

    If their presenters are this stupid….

    That reminds me:

  8. BrettW

    Trump in his tweet does not say the button is on his desk.

  9. Baldrick

    TheirABC and CNN – Fake news central.

  10. Mother Lode

    BoN, remember that it did not actually say ‘reset’ in Russian.

    It was something closer to ‘overcharge’.

    Yet more incompetence.

  11. classical_hero

    There is a meltdown happening, but it from the Left. President Trump is like a proton that starts of a chain reaction.

  12. Tim Neilson

    BrettW
    #2600826, posted on January 4, 2018 at 5:51 pm
    Trump in his tweet does not say the button is on his desk.

    Indeed.

    If I’d made an error like that in “clear thinking” in high school English, I would have got my arse kicked. (Figuratively speaking I should add, in case any CNN journalists are reading.)

  13. duncanm

    I absolutely love the Trumpster, if nothing but for his endless trolling of the idiots.

  14. Alexi the Conservative Russian

    As the Lion King said “I am surrounded by idiots”

  15. That reminds me:

    Of course KRudd wears his tie the “modern” way, so it looks bent like a schoolkid badly knoting his tie for the first time.

    I once lost respect for a boss who wore his that way deliberately because it was “fashion”.

    Hands up those who would wear a dog turd on their head if it was fashionable. Surely it’s not a big step from ear wax…

  16. There is a meltdown happening, but it from the Left. President Trump is like a proton that starts of a chain reaction.

    A proton orbited by morons.

  17. Leo G

    CNN and Kim Jong-un may threaten, but it’s Trump who presses their buttons.

  18. Ivan Denisovich

    If their presenters are this stupid what must the people who watch be like?

    Aah, memories:

    MANDELA NOT DEAD; SIMPLE POINT NOT UNDERSTOOD

    ……………………………………………………………Stewart also must know that a certain segment of his audience – the surprisingly large Grace Pettigrew demographic – is easily fooled. He’s played ‘em for chumps, and folks like Taylor Marsh will now be repeating his lie for years.

    http://timblair.net/mandela-not-dead-simple-point-not-understood/

  19. Boris

    but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!

    Regardless of CNN this does sound like a primary school shouting match. Surely the leader of the free world could be better than that. Sad.

  20. Herodotus

    Boris, leaders sometimes use ridicule. Get over it.

  21. Paul

    So when the Inspector General of the DoJ completes his investigation of the FBI and detetermines that they were politically biased for Hillarity and against Trump and interfered in the election and the msm were in cohoots via all of thise leaks, will Trump remove most of the accreditations of those who were against him? CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WAPO, etc etc.

  22. Jonesy

    Haven’t seen balls like this since that Kennedy guy took on Nikita. Mind you, Nikita DID have a button as big as the US President.

  23. amortiser

    The Crocodile Dundee line:

    You call that a knife. This is a knife.

    The clash of good and evil. It was a line that resonated with the audience.

    Here we have a despot threatening nuclear war on the west and Trump reminds him in very clear terms like Mick Dundee that the west is better armed. Good versus evil and what does the media do? Scoffs and belittles the good.

    There is no doubt which side they are on.

  24. Bruce

    As for Bill Clinton losing the nuclear codes for months:

    If they were on the Resolute Desk while Monica and that blue dress were around, they probably had to be sent out to be “dry-cleaned”.

  25. Barry 1963

    Kim and Trump really love each other.

  26. Dr Fred Lenin

    CNN plunging thoughtlessly into oblivion, the greatest thing a media outlet can have is trust and belief in its integrity,neither of which cnn has ,the only people who believe them are the converted , other media outlets are as bad ,including most of the Australian media . No one with half a brain believes a word they say or print any more, the communist u,n, has destroyed freedom of the press.

  27. Jef

    Just boycott CNN for god’s sake, and for the good of all . They are out to destroy the world with their left-wing ideologies .Many of those in CNN political news are actually idiots !

  28. Stimpson J. Cat

    Of course Trump has a bigger button.
    He has much bigger hands.

  29. Boris
    #2601122, posted on January 5, 2018 at 3:43 am

    but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!

    Regardless of CNN this does sound like a primary school shouting match. Surely the leader of the free world could be better than that. Sad.

    Do you mean do politics the traditional and accepted way?
    Yeah, that’s been working out for the West really well these last 30+ years.

    When will people realise that Trump was elected precisely because he is different to your regular vanilla flavoured politician?

  30. André M.

    Barry says:

    Kim and Trump really love each other.

    I get where you’re going with the whole “personification of the symbiosis of the terrorist and the police state” thing, but it is too early to tell.
    If PDT starts a war (first strike) against NK regime during the first 3 years, he will be totally backflipping on his campaign trail isolationist stance, backflipping on his America First jingo, and he will also look like the bad guy.

    If he is considering starting that war, there is still no outward sign of it as all moves to date have been defensive (deploying THAAD into SK) and macho tweet posturing. Diplomacy is still the first option, and he should be getting more clandestine support from China for regime change in NK.

    It would not make sense for him to “push the button” right now anyhow. Bush Snr got a poll bump from slapping Iraq. Dubya got a major poll boost from responding to Nine Eleven. If The Donald has any sense he’ll leave The Un-Person on the backburner for another 2 years, send out tendrils for war support domestically and internationally, then start the war a year before the next election so as to get the poll boost that wartime presidents seem to get.

    Regarding Kates’ post above…

    If their presenters are this stupid what must the people who watch be like?

    Just another day of Kates calling Trump’s opponents stupid as a substitute for being able to defend what Trump does. The Donald has acted like a spoiled brat for a long time, the Big Red Button tweet is unseemly and does not treat nuclear war with the level of gravitas and disdain it deserves.
    You can’t acquit Trump by proving the guilt of Clinton, that’s a logical fallacy. I suggest that is the equal but opposite partner of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Should we call it Trump Infallibility Syndrome?

    The only way the Progressives can mentally accommodate the Trump phenomenon is to reframe it as a bizarre fantasy soap opera in the vein of Game of Thrones.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-05/donald-trump-presidency-season-two-ft-bannon-scaramucci/9305652
    I see someone calling themselves “Shut.it.down.Fire.them.all.” has already infiltrated the ABC comments section on that story. Well done, Cats.

    The luvvies also make a good point that Bannon has played Trump by first baiting Trump into saying Bannon is crazy, then baiting him the very next day into agreeing with Bannon’s praise of The Donald. Well if people who praise Trump are crazy… heheh… nice work there by Bannon, well played.

    In other news, the list of 170 trump accomplishments has grown to 172, the latest additions being the scrubbing of foreign aid to Pakistan’s military for as long as they are sleeping on the job, plus the DJIA index busting through the roof. Just thought I’d try to end on a good note, as it is not all bad news coming out of Trump Land.

  31. Bruce

    Beer Whisperer, and others, may enjoy this link:

    http://www.svpvril.com/Jokes/New%20Element%20Discovered,%20Bureaucratium.html

    It’s been around for a while, but gets more relevant, daily.

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