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Friday, June 14, 2019
MRC's Graham Spins for Trump: 'He Meant 'Nasty' In A Good Way!
Topic: Media Research Center

How in the tank is the Media Research Center for President Trump? It's even trying to explain away his description of Meagan Markle as "nasty."

Tim Graham (of course) complained in a June 1 post that "CNN and others leaped at the chance to exaggerate comments by President Trump about Meghan Markle, the former American actress who married Prince Harry and is now known as the Duchess of Sussex." But Trump did, in fact, say of Markle that "I didn't know that she was nasty" -- no exaggeration necessary.

And here's the way Graham goes into cleanup mode: "It's not misquoting the president to say he called Markle nasty (or her comments nasty). But it was clear from the exchange that he had no ill will toward the duchess at this point."

See? Trump meant "nasty" in a good way! It's all about context!

This, by the way, from the same guy who gets hypocritically gets mad when journalists put the words of non-conservative politicians in context when it serves his right-wing agenda not to do so.

And it wouldn't be Graham without a dose of irrelevant whataboutism: "Obama brought the Queen of England an iPod with his speeches on it, and the pro-Obama media didn't blink." But Graham's sudden concern for context evaporated just as suddenly -- the iPod also contained a selection of Broadway show tunes (to accompany another gift, a songbook signed by Broadway composer Richard Rodgers) and video of the queen's 2007 visit to the U.S.

And, of course, Obama never referred to any member of the royal family as "nasty" -- not even in a way that could be taken out of context.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:36 PM EDT

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