There are questions and then there are leading "reporter questions" that assume their own conclusions without evidence.

The leading reporter question is a tricky way of getting someone to agree with your underlying or implied premise.

"So, you've been known to beat your dog at least five times a week. How does that make you feel?"

This is a perfect example of a leading question.

On Sunday, MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts asked twice if President Trump was trying to provoke a demotic terrorist attack "for his own gain."


Trump's tweet condemned Saturday's terror attack in London that killed seven and injured 48.

“We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse,” he wrote.

Roberts conducted separate interviews with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and former Vermont Governor and DNC head Howard Dean, asking the same leading question.

“The president doesn’t want us to be politically correct, right?" Roberts asked Reed. "So let’s not be PC about this. Is the president trying to provoke a domestic terrorist attack with this Twitter rant, because, only to prove himself right?”

Roberts repeated the question to Dean, “I asked this of Mayor Reed, but it seems like the president is trying to provoke something that he can politicize more for his own gain in America. Do you feel that way?”

Dean hedged with his response, ”I just think he’s — well, I think he’s totally incompetent.”

As always, it's not the substance of the question, it's the insinuation that matters.

Roberts doesn't address the insanity of UK immigration policy as a major contributing factor in Saturday's terror attack. Instead, he posits an assumption that politically incorrect Trump would actually provoke the deaths of countless civilians for political gain.

Robert's question goes way beyond cynical. It's downright evil.

But it wasn't Trump or a Republican for that matter who coined the phrase "never let a crisis go to waste."

It was former House Representative Rahm Emmanuel, a Democrat.

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before," wrote Emmanuel, the current mayor of Chicago.

MSNBC appears to have taken Emmanuel at face value. The UK terror attack is one crisis that's just too good to waste without taking potshots at Trump.

Please share your comments below if you think MSNBC is trying to provoke a reaction from President Donald Trump for political gain.

Source: Brietbart


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