Just when you think the mainstream media can’t go any lower, they turn around and surprise. The reactions to the Trump-Kim summit may surpass perfidious Russiagate “reporting” and “analysis.” How can it be a bad thing when the leaders of two countries that have been hostile to each other for over 75 years, that just last year were threatening each other with nuclear annihilation, sit down and discuss their differences, make pledges of a new beginning and peace, and agree to talk again? Let’s call the meeting what it is: statesmanship. From Michael Snyder at endoftheamericandream.com:
Donald Trump just did what no other president in U.S. history was able to do. He actually sat down with the leader of North Korea, and at the conclusion of the approximately four hour summit meeting they both signed an agreement which calls for the United States to provide “security guarantees” to North Korea and which calls for the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”. It was a truly historic day and a truly historic outcome, and yet all the mainstream media in the United States could do was whine and complain. Throughout their coverage, mainstream media reporters continually tried to put an anti-Trump spin on things. They claimed that the agreement did not have the “specific wording” that experts were looking for, they pointed out that other agreements in the past have failed, and they continually insisted that the Trump administration was giving Kim Jong-Un too much respect.
Even when something positive was reported, it had to be immediately followed up with a downer.
For example, this is how a Reuters article on the summit began…
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy.
But a joint statement signed at the end of their historic summit in Singapore gave few details on how either goal would be achieved.
Of course there are more details to work out. There always are, but why can’t we just be happy that the president of the United States and the leader of North Korea sat down together to talk peace for the first time ever?
Many Americans will never forget the moment when the two leaders first shook hands…
At the start of the summit, the two leaders shook hands on a red carpet in front of the island resort hotel chosen for the meeting.
At one point, reporters overheard a translator, apparently interpreting Kim’s words, as saying that “many people in the world will think of this as a … form of fantasy … from a science fiction movie.”
If this process is ultimately successful, this is one of those iconic moments that will be remembered for decades.