On yesterday’s edition of “The Dilley Show,” MAGA “life coach” and amoral right-wing commentator Brenden Dilley griped that supporters of President Donald Trump have been mocked for supposedly being members of a cult that is built on the belief that the president is a brilliant genius who has been chosen by God and can do no wrong.
Despite the fact that Dilley himself regularly promotes these cultish beliefs about Trump, he took exception to a recent segment on CNN featuring an interview with Steven Hassan, who is the author of the new book, “The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control.”
In an effort to push back against this claim, Dilley insisted that members of the media are really part of a cult, and he played a video featuring dozens of local news anchors reading literally the same script about the dangers of fake news to prove it.
“Perhaps you are doing what you guys always do, which is accusing those who stand against you of that which you are guilty of,” Dilley declared in reaction to the clip. “That is what a fucking cult looks like, my friends.”
Unfortunately for Dilley, all of the journalists in the clip he played worked for stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which is a conservative media organization that is staunchly pro-Trump.
In fact, the video that Dilley played was compiled by Deadspin last year as the centerpiece for its article, “How America’s Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump’s War On The Media.”
If Dilley was trying to prove that MAGA is not a cult, perhaps playing a video featuring dozens of journalists being forced to repeat the same script on orders from their Trump-loving owners was not the best way to do so.