CNN Warmly Welcomes Staff Biden: ‘They Spoke Fact, Information, Science,’ In contrast to Trump
CNN Newsroom’s coverage of Joe Biden’s prospective national security team’s press conference on Tuesday celebrated the replacement of President Trump’s idea of America First foreign policy with one based on truth, fact and science.
Political Director David Chalian extolled an end to America’s interests first: “The America First idea is gone. Everything Joe Biden cited in this National Security and Foreign Policy team unveiling revolved around America in its deepest collaboration its allies around the world. That’s what makes America stronger. It’s just a radically different approach to what the Trump administration has put into its foreign policy. “It is, and so is the sound of CNN.
The media’s lazy focus on Trump’s relationship with allies usually leads to differing views with European allies about Iran, but ignores the success of getting Israeli and Arab allies to normalize relations without resolving the Palestinian question, conventional wisdom as a prerequisite and the deepening of relations with Asian allies. The concepts of Trump and diplomacy cannot possibly fit into these fertile media minds.
Another fundamental difference between Trump and Biden, according to Chalian, is “The words that were used. Vice President-elect Harris ended up using many of those words, as did Joe Biden.” Many of the nominees also spoke about truth, facts, and science.“”
Chalian also has John Kerry’s remarks about “Joe Biden’s belief in God and also in science to protect God’s work here on earth. All of this has been styled to stand out from what you see in the Trump administration every day. “
The apple polishing here was very vigorous.
Host Brianna Keilar then reached out to Susan Glasser of The New Yorker to underline her delight: “Yes, Susan, there was an emphasis on truth, an emphasis on science. But that was over and over and look, Joe Biden just tweeted “America is back” or his campaign transition tweeted that. They’re signaling in a way that the Trump years were leaving for America and that, of course, they’re now correcting to get back on track. What do you think?”
Repeating the team’s meme “America is back”, Glasser noted, “And it’s remarkable that this is the same language we use today. I agree. Donald Trump’s name was never used by a single person today, but is natural it that too. ” he and his legacy and agents who hung over this event. “
After claiming Trump “so politicized the intelligentsia,” she claimed Biden’s team would be a group of technocratic fortune-tellers separated from politics. “I heard several candidates talk about it This was not about politics, but about offering some kind of expertise. a return to collaboration, and just like David stylistically said, I haven’t heard the word service as often in the past four years as I did in public service as I did on stage in minutes today. “
Finally, Glasser returned to the allies question: “It really was a remarkable change of tone and a message to the world. I think we will not treat allies safer than adversaries.”
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Here is a transcript for the November 24th show:
DAVID CHALIAN: Your ears picked up what my ears picked up on the piece of substance. America First’s idea is gone. Everything Joe Biden led in this national security and foreign policy reveal revolved around America in its strongest collaboration with its allies around the world. That makes America stronger. It’s just a radically different approach than the Trump administration’s foreign policy. Then, you know, the words that were used, Vice President-elect Harris ended up using a lot of those words, as did Joe Biden and many of the nominees when they spoke Truth, Fact, Science. The president-elect spoke about how I will ask these people to tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear. Vice-President-elect Harris said Joe Biden will ask these people very difficult questions. These are all stylistic clues, especially John Kerry’s words when he said about Joe Biden’s belief in God and also belief in science to protect God’s work here on earth. All of this has been styled to stand out from what you see in the Trump administration every day.
BRIANNA KEILAR: Yes, Susan, there was an emphasis on truth, an emphasis on science too. But that was over and over and look, Joe Biden just tweeted “America is back” or his campaign transition tweeted that. They’re signaling in a way that the Trump years were leaving for America and that, of course, they’re now correcting to get back on track. What do you think?
SUSAN GLASSER: Brianna, this is exactly why Joe Biden ran for president and now that he is the president-elect, he’s signaling that he’ll do it. I heard him before he announced a presidential campaign at the Munich Security Conference next to the future Secretary of State Tony Blinken, and Joe Biden said: “Wait a minute, world, we’ll be back.”
And what is striking is that this is the same language that we use today. I agree. Donald Trump’s name has never been used by a single person today, but of course it was he and his legacy and agents who hung over this event, the implicit reprimands for what would have been a cliché that the chief of intelligence would have been the president of the United States would give frank and honest advice. In the past this has never been controversial. Today it sounds like a reprimand for the president who politicized the secret services. I heard several nominees talk about how it wasn’t about politics, that they would provide some sort of expertise, a return to collaboration, and just like David stylistically said, I haven’t heard the word service as a public service for the past four years as much as in a few minutes on stage today. It was really a remarkable change in tone and a message to the world. I think we will not treat allies more safely than opponents.