In an incredible display of tone-deaf arrogance, corporate media stalwart Andrea Mitchell complained about dishonesty and a lack of access from the Trump White House. Mitchell’s boisterousness even drew the ire of a Russian bureaucrat during a State Department press conference today.
“I have never seen anything like this where people just flat-out lie,” NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell said in a recent Politico interview. “You know, black is white and white is black, and they mislead you. It’s really disconcerting to see the podium in the White House briefing room being used to mislead or misdirect or obfuscate.”
Mitchell apparently forgot about the months and months of biased coverage coming from NBC News and the rest of the corporate media. After deliberately attempting to sabotage the election for Trump, Mitchell and her peers still feel entitled to respectful treatment from his administration.
“There is just an attempt, and it’s successful, to shut down not just me but The New York Times, The Washington Post, Agence France-Presse, CNN. I mean, we’re all just shut out,” Mitchell says. “You should not be flying into Beijing without a press corps. You should not be going to Moscow without the press corps. It’s wrong.”
President Trump was elected using rhetoric such as “America First” and “Drain the Swamp.” Mitchell, who is married to former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, is used to the White House operating in complete lockstep with the mainstream media. The incestuous status quo of Washington D.C. has operated in this manner for many years. Those days have changed, regardless of much she complains about it.
Mitchell’s haughtiness even caught the attention of the Russian foreign minister. As she badgered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson incessantly at a recent press conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov snapped back, “Who has given you your manners?” Mitchell’s grandstanding efforts caused her to be embarrassed publicly. Her plans to undermine the Trump presidency and diplomatic relations with Russia do not appear to be working particularly well.