Kai Gniffke, the editor in chief of ARD defended the move saying that it proved the reporting of his journalists.
“By the way, newspapers also make comparisons when they enlarge image sections and may even mark them with a red circle – nobody would come up with the idea of calling this manipulation, but rather journalistic precision,” he said.
The move is not the first time the German media has shown a bias against the U.S. President.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, for refusing to stand and applaud at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.
“I’ve never seen anybody so openly disgusted with being there,” he noted on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, calling out Democrats for refusing to stand for even non-controversial portions of the address.
Gingrich said the best line from the speech was “Americans are dreamers too,” though some saw it as a slap from President Trump at illegal immigrants brought here as children.
Pelosi took to Twitter immediately afterwards to respond.
On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosted a number of guests to evaluate President Trump’s performance during the previous night’s State of the Union address. Notably present was political consultant and pollster Frank Luntz, whose defense of the President’s speech earned him considerable flak from anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
The trouble started when Luntz criticized Democrats for refusing to applaud the economic progress that the President mentioned in his speech.
“I think they felt that he was taking credit for all of that,” Brzezinski interjected. “And I think they found that insulting, since he can’t for much of it.”
This point of contention sparked an economic argument. Luntz quickly found himself sparring with three panelists eager to explain why the President could not claim credit for the current state of the economy.
President Trump enters the floor to cheers. He takes his time to savor the moment, as well as shake hands with well-wishers. The Democrats sit with their arms crossed, looking like a bunch of sour-pusses.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announces President Trump, with a slight flub.
President Trump is acknowledged with a standing ovation.
Trump begins by reflecting on his speech a year ago, and how he took swift action on the promises he made, with clear vision and a righteous mission to make America great again for all Americans.
The past year brought many trials, from floods, fires, and terrible storms, Americans came through with their beautiful soul and a steel spine.
The President then recounted several tales of heroism from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey and states that We will always pull through together, always.
The American Civil Liberties Union complained President Trump used the word “America” too many times in his State of the Union speech.
“Tonight, President Trump said the word ‘America’ more than 80 times in his speech. Yet, after a divisive first year, we hear and feel how exclusionary that ‘America’ is, with policies that have harmed so many vulnerable American communities,” said ACLU national policy director Faiz Shakir Tuesday night in awritten statement.
“The ACLU stands ready to protect these communities, both in the courts and at the polls.”
You’ve just imagined how MSNBC host Joy Reid felt after President Trump’s State of the Union speech last night.
“Church … family … police … military … the national anthem … Trump trying to call on all the tropes of 1950s-era nationalism. The goal of this speech appears to be to force the normalization of Trump on the terms of the bygone era his supporters are nostalgic for,” tweeted Reid.
Yes, you read that right. Reid is literally upset that Trump used the words church, family, police, military and the national anthem during his address to lawmakers.