THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020
Voiced concern about Mister Trump's War: As we've noted, MSNBC has stopped producing transcripts for its "cable news" TV shows.
In doing so, it joins hands with Fox News, making it harder for people to know what its stars have been saying.
CNN still produces transcripts for all its shows. MSNBC now provides none.
MSNBC has also cut way back on the videotape it posts. You can still click a "FULL EPISODE" link at various programs' web sites. But when you click the Full Episode link, you're now provided videotape for only a few short segments.
The slapdash channel never produced transcripts for Morning Joe. Meanwhile, when you click today's Full Episode link at the Morning Joe site, you receive no videotape of Bob Woodward's appearance this morning.
In this way, Woodward's words have disappeared. We refer to the warning he delivered on this morning's program.
According to Woodward, concern is spreading about the possibility that Donald J. Trump may be about to launch a war or engage in some other foreign adventure.
At this site, we've warned about that possibility for the past several years. If Trump finds himself staring down the barrel of a re-election defeat, might he start a foreign war?
Starting early last year, our disconsolate sources seemed to suggest that he would. This morning, Woodward said that a similar concern is now growing inside establishment Washington.
Woodward offered this warning at 7:53 A.M. Eastern. We weren't able to transcribe his remarks.
Inevitably, Mika changed the subject and threw to Claire McCaskill. No one ever said a word about Woodward's striking remarks.
We've hoped all day that videotape of Woodward's statement would emerge on the web. So far, that doesn't seem to have happened.
The FULL EPISODE tape at the site of the (three-hour) Morning Joe program includes 48 minutes of material from this morning's program. Producers didn't include anything Woodward said.
They did include the fun they had today with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. After all, she's a Tinseltown star!
One guest was a Hollywood star. The other was an extremely well-connected insider describing fears of a possible war.
Producers knew whose remarks to include. This is the very essence of our modern upper-end discourse.
In summation, the commander seems crazier by the day—and yes, he holds the nuclear codes. The New York Times has no language for this. Nobody else seems to care.
We think we're giving an accurate account of what Woodward suddenly said. Our advice to Woodward would be this:
Say it tonight on CNN, a channel which still creates transcripts.