We thought MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s big nothingburger of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return couldn’t be topped. Then, Maddow gave us a nothingburger of a story that there was a nothingburger of a story about President Trump that was probably fake news anyway. Who could possibly top those two MSNBC gems?
Matthews had a big story from the G20 Summit that was held in Hamburg, Germany.
He could have talked about the protests and how over 500 police officers had been injured during violent riots in the streets of Hamburg. He might have talked about the historic ceasefire in areas of Syria that the President negotiated with Vladimir Putin. Matthews might have even talked about the President’s speech in Poland just days before the Summit.
But he didn’t.
The ‘Hardball’ host decided to focus his attention on a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Putin.
Well, not the meeting exactly, but more on the body language.
It seems that Trump and Putin ‘manspreading‘ is the big story from the G20.
While introducing a video clip of the two leaders, Matthews said, “Well, note the manspreading there by the two gentlemen.”
At the end of the show, Matthews revisited the ‘manspreading’ story:
“Did you see how these two men sat today?” Matthews began. “Both tried to sit as far forward as they could in those big chairs up there in Hamburg, Germany. Putin, a much smaller fellow, seemed a bit dwarfed.”
“The big story was the way they both engaged in the art of manspreading, widening their legs out as far as the wings of those chairs allowed them.”
Wow! You can bet that no other news outlet covered the ‘manspreading’ story like Matthews did!
Conservative Tribune reports:’
The G20 convened in Germany last week, and there were plenty of alarums and excursions for the American media to occupy themselves with.
There were contentions over America’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the usual ineffectual leftist street protests in which the storefronts of Hamburg were held to account for their role in globalism and inequality and stuff, and even the preposterous “non-handshake” between President Donald Trump and the first lady of Poland — all of these were perfectly agreeable ways to fill out 24 hours of basic cable bloat.