To anyone who is fair, it’s patently clear the so-called “mainstream media” is little more than a propaganda machine for the Democratic Left. Though the media pretended to cover the scandals perpetrated by the Obama administration, they never spent nearly as much time, effort, and money investigating him the way they have scrutinized POTUS Donald Trump, who has received 93 percent negative coverage since he’s been in office, according to a Harvard University study.
But the media’s biggest offense thus far has been the role it has played in providing aid and comfort to the Obama regime and the Deep State when it comes to the role they all played in Spygate.
In what began under Obama as a secret effort to entrap the 2016 Trump campaign in a “collusion” hoax with Mother Russia, the operation expanded to a full-blown coup attempt after the billionaire businessman pulled off what nearly every political analyst described as a major upset when he defeated the most criminally investigated, corrupt presidential nominee ever — Hillary Clinton.
And throughout all of it, the establishment media not only perpetuated the hoax, but outlet after outlet published one fake news story after another just to keep as many Americans as possible uninformed, angry, and screaming for ‘justice.’
Now, the president wants something done about it, and frankly, it’s hard to disagree with him.
After another tired, anti-Trump ‘skit’ from actor Alec Baldwin on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend, in which he mocked the president’s decision to declare a national emergency along the troubled, dangerous U.S.-Mexico border, POTUS had enough.
“Nothing about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!” the president tweeted.
He followed that up with: “
“THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”
The founders wanted a responsible press
On cue, the Left gasped.
Is the president actually suggesting that the government “investigate the media?” How authoritarian! How unAmerican! The First Amendment, don’t you know!
Ho-hum. Nowhere in the president’s tweets did he suggest repealing the First Amendment or even restricting it (unlike Democrats when it comes to limiting or repealing the Second Amendment). No, actually, that was Barack Obama, who was the most hostile president in memory to the media.
By the time he left office, the group Reporters Without Borders ranked the United States 41st out of 180 countries in terms of press freedom. Think about that; a country whose founding document recognized the importance of freedom of the press and vowed that government would always protect it was 41st in press freedom.
Others also will remember Obama’s administration for being outright hostile to the media, launching the most investigations of leaks since the Nixon administration and viewing the media as “an opponent.”
Yet the press fools adored Obama and are still simpatico with him to this day. It’s like American Jews who vote for Democrats even though the Donkey Party is rife with anti-Semites who regularly advocate punishing Israel diplomatically and economically.
No, the Trump administration isn’t ‘cracking down’ on leaks — though it should because many of them since the president took office have involved classified information. But while Trump views many in the media as “enemies of the people,” when the press refuses to report on his administration honestly, aren’t they giving aid and comfort to our adversaries?
Our founders did indeed recognize the importance of a free and unfettered press, but they assumed that American journalists would use their freedom to speak truth to power honestly, and without regard to political preferences.
Turns out they were overly optimistic about that.