Charles Blow: Don't Allow Trump On TV To Express Birther Views

Donald Trump might be off base with his birther views. But does that mean he shouldn't be allowed on TV to express them?  Yes--according to Charles Blow of the New York Times.

On Morning Joe today, Blow asserted that the MSM is wrong to give Trump air time on the birther issue because "we know that this is not true."

View video after the jump.



Consider Blow's curious suggestion that the MSM collectively knows various things to be true, and should ban those who disagree.  What else does the MSM "know is not true"?  Who else should it collectively ban from TV?

It was a Trump interview with CNN's Candy Crowley that set Blow off.
 

DONALD TRUMP: If you come out and say, and even question, the press goes wild.  They get angry at even the question.  And the fact is, if he wasn't born in this country, he shouldn't be President of the United States.

CHARLES BLOW:  . . . Every time someone allows Donald Trump to come on the air and talk about this issue, they're being exploited by Donald Trump. We know that this is not true. Every time we mention his name in relation to this issue, we're being exploited.


Without wanting to insult her guest, Mika seemed to question Blow's call for a Donald ban.
 

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I'm not sure it should go that far, Charles Blow, but I hear what you're saying.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.