Cable News: Everything Is ‘Constitutional Crisis’

The Chicken Littles of cable news are in a full-scale panic over the latest fantasy disaster that hasn’t happened yet. Over the weekend, TV talking heads burst into flame in anticipation of the supposed “constitutional crisis” that might ensue if President Trump were to pardon himself – which he has not done, and which his lawyer has flatly stated he “has no intention” of doing.

If it seems cable TV is perpetually consumed with speculation about a non-existent “constitutional crisis,” that’s because they are. Two weeks ago, Chuck Todd led off MSNBC’s MTP Daily by proclaiming: “The constitutional crisis alarm bells are ringing,” and asked with apparent concern, “Is anybody listening?”