Trump is pulling the curtain back on the charades of the media, but often they pull the cord before he does. Instead of taking a pause in their partisanship, they plunge more deeply into it. Editors rebuke other editors for not calling Trump a “liar” on their front pages. Schools of journalism fete the most virulently anti-Trump pundits. In a way, it is all wonderfully clarifying. The mask of phony neutrality is off and their partisan faces are visible for all to see.
“I want you to quote this,” President Trump’s senior White House strategist Steve Bannon told The New York Times. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”
Thanks to President Trump's Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, conservative outlets finally have a seat in the White House press briefing room and we will have reporters in the room to ask questions Americans in flyover country actually care about.
For the Far-Left, the “the Russians hacked the election” fake news story is a twofer. They now have control, through the federal government, of all the state and local election facilities that by their own admission were not hacked, and the Far-Left also benefits because President-elect Trump is being undermined.
Mr. Trump makes it clearer every day, if not with every tweet, that he has zero interest in becoming the kind of workaday politician whom journalists would prefer to cover. So long as this standoff continues, denizens of the Fourth Estate will be catering mostly to each other and the political elites.
The establishment is the creator and purveyor of fake news, and now after WikiLeaks exposed in living color the collusion between the press and their political favorites, they have an urgent need to distract and accuse.
Spayd is a “public editor” at a paper (New York Times) that doesn’t want to hear from the public. It wants to propagandize them. As that becomes harder to do, owing to an abundance of alternatives, the paper’s reporters retreat into the liberal bubble even more. They huddle together and talk darkly of “threats to press freedom” and a “crisis in journalism.” But all this chatter amounts to is a glorified complaint about the diminution of their own power, which they wielded recklessly and lost justly.
The White House press secretary used to decide who got what seats, but this authority was given to the White House Correspondents Association in the middle of the George W. Bush administration. Nothing prohibits the incoming administration from taking it back. The valuable West Wing real estate occupied by the White House press corps isn’t the property of the press. It belongs to the U.S. government.
When the guys in the striped shirts drop their whistles to push the ball over the goal line, the star player on the opposing team, and his fans in the stands, might just yell “rigged.” And the malefactors might just blame anyone — even the Russians — for their own misdeeds.
In what sense is the system rigged? Consider Big Media—the elite columnists and commentators, the dominant national press, and the national and cable networks, save FOX. Not in this writer’s lifetime has there been such blanket hatred and hostility of a presidential candidate of a major party.
The massive trove of emails by Clinton confidant John Podesta released by Wikileaks has exposed journalists from a variety of media organizations who are “with her.”
In addition to not taking all private comments seriously, Republicans, conservatives and independents need to ask themselves if what Trump said -- not did, but said -- in a private conversation is any way comparable to the truly awful things Hillary Clinton and her husband have done both to women and to the country.
How low will Donald J. Trump’s foes go to tear him down? Why not concoct a fake anti-Semitism flap? The Washington Post's baseless hatchet job libeling Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Matthew Tyrmand as anti-Semites proves to be manipulative and truly vile.
One thing you have to say for the “progressive” media’s anti-Trump campaign: It takes the readers’ and the viewers’ minds off Hillary Clinton. That is important, as a deep examination of the lady’s credentials could get voters worrying over how much liberty is likely to be left at the end of a Clinton term.
"I'm sick and tired of this kind of phony baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock 'n' roller obvious character assassination work. I'm tired of it working. I'm sick and tired of it working. I'm sick and tired of the corruption winning. I'm sick and tired of the fraudsters getting away with it because not enough of the American people know enough or care enough to react to it in the right way, or for whatever reason."
Rather than lawfully open carrying, as CNN implies Scott was doing, Scott was actually a felon (legally banned from gun possession) under the influence of drugs (which also legally bans an individual from gun possession) who was carrying a concealed weapon (which is banned for non-permit holders) which he then brandished (also illegal) and which he then refused to surrender to police (also illegal).
By Craig Shirley, Author and Reagan Biographer
Reagan biographer Craig Shirley puts Hillary Rodham Clinton on the couch and finds that Mrs. Clinton, having gone over 200 days without a press conference, manufacturing an “alt-right” movement that is out to get her and dismissing every criticism as personal seems to be headed well down the Nixonian path.
The Clintons and their Far Left allies are concealing her illness not for the sake of her privacy, but because the truth blocks their path to power. And that craven lust for power, and their willingness to tell any lie to obtain it, is what should frighten Americans about Hillary Clinton and her allies and dissuade voters from letting her, and them, anywhere near the White House.
The liberal scalding of Matt Lauer by his fellow “journalists” is part of the Clinton’s final 60-day strategy of coordinated attacks on anyone (especially in the media) who questions Hillary Clinton on her vulnerabilities on the email scandal, the foundation scandal, her disastrous decisions on Libya, Benghazi, Iraq, etc. and was a warning to the rest of the media community and especially to the moderators of the upcoming official Commission on Presidential Debates that impartiality will not be tolerated.
Conservatives often note that when everything is “racist” according to the left, it becomes really hard to identify when something actually is really racist. The message gets diluted. In the same way, the over the top, overwrought coverage of Donald Trump is starting to become white noise and the really absurd and also the not too shabby aspects of Team Trump are fading into the white noise.