Weir Only Human
We’ve all heard President Trump refer to the leftwing press as “fake news,” and if you’re not totally mired in Trump Derangement Syndrome you must admit he’s nailed them with that moniker. Even some of the most veteran commentators have admitted that they’ve never seen such a pattern of lies and distortions by the press against a President. Knowing the type of coverage he would receive from a media consumed with love for the Clintons, Donald Trump was smart enough to use Twitter to get his message to the people during, and after the campaign. Those tweets are now part of the dialogue in a country that once was held captive by the liberal communication industry. We don’t have journalism anymore; we have political activism dedicated to destroy anyone who refuses to kowtow to their perceived supremacy over the facts.
Every story about our current Chief Executive is slanted to push the negative, while adroitly distorting the positive. “President Trump said his meeting with N. Korea’s Kim Jong un was the first step in avoiding nuclear engagement. However, our sources tell us that Trump has been easily outmaneuvered by the dictator and has put the US in mortal danger of nuclear war.” That’s a typical example of how a story is written by the NYT or the Wash. Post. Conversely, if the same thing had been done by Obama, the story would likely be: “President Obama takes the lead in thwarting what surely would have been a cataclysmic nuclear war between N. Korea and the US. The world owes a large debt of gratitude to our Chief Executive for his courageous leadership!”
As Trump often points out; the fake news media will not publicize the numerous successes of his 18-month presidency, including the strongest economy in decades, business booming with more Americans working (blacks, Hispanics and women with lowest unemployment in history) and confidence in the country at an all time high. Moreover, he has re-asserted American leadership on the world stage, secured vital investments in our military, and stood up against threats to our national security. Furthermore, he has put the American people first and made government more accountable. What is the leftwing media’s response to all those positives? A daily barrage of false accusations about Russia collusion; claims of racism by those who want open borders, allowing savage MS-13 gangs free access to victims in our country; and bitter invective toward law-enforcement agencies that protect us from those savages.
One could easily conclude that the media is faking the news in order to stop Trump from making America great again. Then, some of those fakers have the colossal gall to say such accusations against the press put them in jeopardy. CNN’s Jim Acosta urged Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to say the press is not the enemy. She handled that snowflake by reminding him how vitriolic his fake news network has been toward the President and his administration, including urging people to abuse her verbally and even attack her. All of the aforementioned gives credence to Trump’s assertion about them being the enemy.
When a powerful propaganda machine works constantly and tirelessly to undermine the leader of the country with lies and misrepresentations; calling them enemies is an understatement. I’d call them traitors! It’s bad enough to watch liberal media swoon over Hillary Clinton during the campaign and throughout the long election night, but, when the American voters chose her opponent, you’d think those biased commentators could at least try not to look like mummified zombies for the remainder of the evening. The video footage of glassy-eyed reporters, staring at each other with hopeless desperation spoke volumes about their utter lack of objectivity.
Not since President Truman held up that banner headline from the Chicago Tribune, which had falsely reported that New York Governor Thomas Dewey had won the 1948 election, has there been so much political bias in the press. In those days, before Al Gore invented the Internet, the press had almost exclusive domination over reportage. Truman, knowing the press was his enemy, embarked on a 22,000 mile “whistle stop” tour of the country by car and railroad. He interacted directly with the people, going around those who wanted Dewey. Similarly, Trump is going around the phony media coverage by his use of Twitter and his frequent campaign rallies across the country.
The problem with the mainstream media is that they think they’re powerful enough to get away with spreading vicious propaganda about Trump in a malicious attempt to undermine the will of the people and insert someone with their own leftwing philosophy. If that doesn’t make them enemies of the people I don’t know what does.
Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”