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Media Used Word ‘Impeachment’ Repeatedly on Two Shows After Mueller Report Came Out

Some seem to hope the president is guilty despite the facts

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I guess the new word for Democrats is impeachment.

The opposition media networks are now going for broke.

They are going to push the Democrats into filing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — and that will be the nail in the political coffin of their party and the end of all civility left in Congress.

The majority of America doesn’t want another impeachment.

But if Democrats take that route, knowing it won’t go farther than their House chamber, they will reap a whirlwind of anger from the American public.

Related: Many Dems Are Wary of Impeachment — Not Elizabeth Warren

This is not what they were elected to do — but let them go forward.

Nothing better illustrates the vast gulf between Americans than this entire Russian collusion fiasco and subsequent investigation.

Those like me see it as a political hit job that will not end, no matter the facts.

Others take it very seriously and hope with all their hearts that the president is guilty of treason.

Unfortunately, this has set a precedent that does not bode well for the country’s future.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell were particularly keen on discussing the prospect of impeachment. The term appeared a whopping 34 times during the one-hour “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”

Interestingly, journalists also mentioned impeachment 34 times on Blitzer’s “The Situation Room” …

By the early afternoon, numerous pundits had begun referring to the Mueller report as “a road map for impeachment.” CNN’s Dana Bash used that catch phrase twice during the 12:00 p.m. EDT hour: “What he did here, as Pamela just laid out, is a road map, a 10-episode road map for really serious consideration for impeachment.” Hours later, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes opened his show with the same terminology […]

The closest any member of that party came to actually endorsing the idea on Thursday was when House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler was asked about the option during a press conference: “That’s one possibility. There are others.”

Yet journalists were not discouraged by the Democrats’ reticence to discuss removing the president from office. Given the media’s obsession with impeachment — even after Mueller found no collusion and declined to prosecute on obstruction — one has to wonder whether they’re even reading the same report as the rest of us. (source: Newsbusters)

Considering how much time is spent in commercials, 34 times in an hour for one network is extraordinary — but 68 times by two networks together is excessive by any standard, and it no doubt reflects an obsessive hatred of Trump.

Then again, who cares about these media outlets? About 10 million out of 350 million of us watch cable news.

Of the 10 million, about seven people could be swayed to change their opinion on anything. Seven people — not seven million people.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission; it has been updated.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."

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