Guilt by Association: Mitchell Sneers That Montana Assault Is ‘Extension’ of Trump

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<p>[See <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2017/05/25/guilt-ass…; target="_blank">NewsBusters</a> for more.] Guilt by association. That&rsquo;s what Andrea Mitchell believes. Despite the fact that Donald Trump is on another continent, the <em>Andrea Mitchell Reports</em> anchor thinks that the assault against a journalist by a Montana congressional candidate is an &ldquo;extension&rdquo; of the President. Talking about Greg Gianforte&rsquo;s attack on <em>Guardian</em> reporter Ben Jacobs, the MSNBC host connected, &ldquo;There is so much hostility, frankly, to the press, a lot of it generated by the Donald Trump rallies.&rdquo; Mitchell declared, &ldquo;And a lot of my colleagues faced the blowback from that. So, this is kind of an extension of that.&rdquo; MSNBC has pretty much lost it since the story broke on Wednesday night. <em>Washington Post </em>writer and All In panelist Jennifer Rubin connected the assault to Trump: &ldquo;The fish rots from the head.&rdquo;</p>

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