We wish “journalists” working for major media outlets had to sign some sort of deal that they’d keep their work in-house and not take publishing deals on the side: that’s how we get dreck from Brian Stelter and Maggie Haberman. CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett has a book to sell; “The Big Truth” comes out later this month.
Garrett’s already on the publicity tour, and as we wrote a couple of weeks ago, Garrett claimed that the 2020 election was “the greatest success of American democracy in history.” If that were true, you wouldn’t think so many people would be questioning it. We heard all sorts of allegations of voter suppression from the Left.
Garrett talked to The Daily Beast, which noted that he mentions civil war on the very first page of his book:
CBS News' Major Garrett Warns: U.S. is ‘85 Percent’ Close to Civil War https://t.co/UqjeA1208v
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) September 19, 2022
“We wanted to show people that what we’re talking about is just incremental steps from where we already are,” Garrett said regarding the possibility of another American civil war. “I don’t think anyone reading that first chapter can honestly say, ‘Oh, that could never happen.’ They have to say, ‘Holy crap, we’re 85 percent there.’”
We do imagine the majority of Americans saying, “Crap.”
Yeah, on Twitter.
— BrandEcks™ 🍊 (@EcksBrand) September 19, 2022
Oh, Major. Oh, CBS. As in, “See? BS!”
I see people going to football games. Grilling out to finish off summer. Shopping. Going to concerts. Going out to clubs, bars, restaurants. I do NOT see regular Americans of any political side in the mood for anything CLOSE to “civil war.”
— Francie Berens (@francie_berens) September 19, 2022
Oh, well he's citing math and stuff so he must be right.
— Patchouli Jim (@PatchouliJim) September 19, 2022
Not sure this is true and If he thought it was true, he would change his narrative. It’s clear that Mr. Garrett, and many in the media, live at a distance from anyone outside their bubble. Media personalities lives in DC is akin to royal court life; Isolated and insular.
— Scott (@deschutes0) September 19, 2022
Does he have any prediction on the winner?
I’ve got a good idea.
— Bullshit Sir (@bullshitsir) September 19, 2022
Most people don’t care about politics this is absurd
— Cheds (@BigCheds) September 19, 2022
BS. Absolute nonsense. Pure fearmongering.
— Eric (@eric_piekarski) September 19, 2022
Nope. Not even close. Media fever dream.
— CoachJames Halm 🏀 (@CoachJamesHalm) September 19, 2022
Why is the left pushing so hard for a civil war?
— billschica (@yoyoyoinc_) September 19, 2022
Is he starting it? These people are idiots
— Darth “Ultra Semi-Fascist” Brandon (@DarthBrandon3) September 19, 2022
And as far as the 2020 election being the greatest success in American history, we really hope he touches on the media and big tech censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story. Was dismissing that as Russian disinformation part of what made it the greatest success?
CBS News’ Major Garrett writes that the 2020 election was ‘the greatest success of American democracy in history’ https://t.co/JOLHlyL5Gh
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 8, 2022
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