The media has been waiting with bated breath for Donald Trump’s return to New York City after his indictment.
While the story has made headlines non-stop the so-called “historic moment” has thus far been overall uneventful.
Now Democrats’ media allies were furious after they were left out in the cold during Donald Trump’s recent “historic moment”.
Hundreds of journalists waited
Swarms of self-proclaimed “journalists” and hundreds of TV cameras stood by as they waited for former president Donald Trump’s arraignment in New York City on Tuesday.
As networks struggled to get a glimpse of Trump, it was clear right away that they weren’t going to get the exciting “white Bronco” moment they’d hoped for.
When Trump arrived, he stopped outside of Trump Tower for a short moment to give a fist pump and wave before heading to the courthouse to turn himself in.
And then, it appeared that Trump was completely out of sight for several hours as the media was left scrambling to find any kind of coverage that viewers would watch.
Of course, the now-infamous fist pump was splattered all over the television as many networks replayed it over and over again in slow motion.
Meanwhile, media helicopters followed the trip, watching Trump go from Fifth Avenue to the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse just so they’d have something to show their audiences.
When the arraignment approached at nearly 2:15 P.M., major networks, like ABC, NBC, and CBS, interrupted their regular daytime programming to cover the action on live television.
It was the first time in a long time that the major leading networks in the United States all stopped to cover the same story simultaneously.
But for journalists on the ground, there wasn’t really a whole lot of excitement to be found.
And as of late Monday night, New York state Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, the judge presiding over the case, ruled that TV cameras were banned from the courtroom, and that reporters had to leave all recording devices once they entered.
Approximately 60 reporters were inside the courtroom, but they had to wait until the proceedings were finished before they could relay any information to their networks for audiences to watch.
As a result, most networks recorded law enforcement officers standing around the courthouse, and showed footage of a hallway inside the court building where more officers were standing by.
Scrambling for excitement
It’s no secret that the legacy media has been jumping for joy over Trump’s indictment, but it looks like Tuesday’s event was a dud.
Most networks immediately replayed the short clip of Trump raising his fist and scowling at the camera.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper noted that no one held the door open for Trump as he walked into the courthouse, and said, “Probably the first time he’s had to do that in quite some time.”
Judge Merchan did allow five photographers to take pictures from the jury box, but then he dismissed the photographers before the main event took place.
As talking heads continually repeated how Trump looked irritated, angry, and annoyed, there really wasn’t much else to show or discuss.
When Trump left the courtroom, he didn’t answer questions that were yelled at him from a distance by various reporters.
By 3:30 that afternoon, everything was over, and Trump went back to his vehicle to board a flight home to Mar-a-Lago.
Unless something changes in the future, it looks as though the entire thing was much ado about nothing from the legacy media’s perspective.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.