Media's TDS infection resurfaces in wake of Trump's victory in Iowa

Media's TDS infection resurfaces in wake of Trump's victory in Iowa

Media's TDS infection resurfaces in wake of Trump's victory in Iowa

As expected, Donald Trump ran away with the Iowa caucus Monday night – and as expected, the folks at MSNBC had a collective freak-out.

The former president won the GOP's Iowa caucus going away Monday night, and gave a victory speech once the results were in. Those tuned in to mainstream media outlets might have missed his speech. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow (pictured above) flat-out accused Trump of lying – even before he made the speech:

Maddow: "There is a cost to us as a news organization of knowingly broadcasting untrue things."

In an interview with AFN, Curtis Houck of Media Research Center said the liberal media's reaction was vintage Trump Derangement Syndrome.

"[They were effectively saying] We don't even want people to hear about it because it's so dangerous, so triggering. We don't want anything to do with it," Houck mocked.

Others zeroed in on the one group of people the media still maligns with impunity, blaming them for Trump winning the caucus:

MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner: "It is very much a group of people who find that Trump is, in some ways, a second coming."

MSNBC host Joy Reid: "This is a state that is overrepresented by white Christians."

Houck, Curtis (MRC) Houck

Houck said the media is again showing a complete "disconnect from reality" that the evangelical voting bloc – like any other group – has a legitimate say in politics.

"Hey, guess what? Evangelical Christians still buy homes and gas up their cars and want to send their kids to college and want to save for retirement – and they're not able to afford anything," he noted.

But Houck argued that deep down, when they're not in front of the cameras, mainstream media outlets want Donald Trump on the ballot. In fact, he adds, they need Donald Trump on the ballot.

"So long as they can keep their resistance viewers hiding under the covers at night in fear of Donald Trump, they're going to keep spoon-feeding them this vile hatred," said the MRC spokesman.