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The Liberal Media Has Regained the Ability to Criticize the President
By Todd Strandberg
One of the most destructive factors about the nearly eight year Obama Administration is the protective relationship he has established with the liberal media. Every time he does something that is clearly harmful to the best interests of the American people, the press has defended his actions. Even in a case where people are suffering from some disaster and Obama is on vacation at Martha’s Vineyard; the criticism never comes from the press.
They give this special treatment to all Democrats. The night that Hillary Clinton realized she had lost, she went into a rage. Reporters and Secret Service officers confirmed that she began yelling, screaming obscenities, and pounding furniture. She picked up objects and threw them at attendants and staff. Clinton in such an uncontrollable rage, she had to be sedated by a doctor. When a reporter working for CNN described what she had witnessed, her editor banned the story from going out to the public.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected to be America’s 45th president, the liberal media has gone into 24/7 attack mode. Anything they can find that is negative about Trump they will send out on the news feeds.
The Media Research Center found that 91 percent of news coverage about Donald Trump on the three broadcast nightly newscasts over the past 12 weeks has been “hostile.” He’s not even in office and the press had declared him a failure.
Paul Krugman, the head economist for the New York Times said “Trump is going to bring about an era of corrupt governance unprecedented in US history.” American University professor Allan Lichtman had reporters salivating when he predicted that Trump will likely be impeached.
The one-sided attack on Trump has backfired on the liberal media. When CNN’s Jake Tapper was trying to link Trump to white nationalist leader Richard Spence. They ran a banner that questioned “If Jews are people.” The backlash against CNN for highlighting a racist statement was so strong on twitter, Tapper had to return from vacation to apologize for being so callous against Jews.
The next day on CNN Charles Kaiser used the N-word while allegedly quoting Trump adviser Steve Bannon. He was quickly found to have quoted the wrong person. His use of the N-word sent the show’s host into panic mode:
All right, gentlemen. We’re done. We’re done. I appreciate both of your voices. The more I’ve sat here and listened to the fact that somebody used the N-word on the show… it is not okay! It is not okay. Charles Kaiser, I respect you. I enjoy having you on as a guest but… not okay. By the way, the claim that Mr. Bannon used the N-word — I’ve never heard of this. So there’s that. Take a break.
If you want to find a story that not biased against Trump, you need to turn to alternative news sources. Last week, Unionwear, the producer of political campaign material for mostly Democratic candidates filed for bankruptcy.
The press gave coverage to the firm when it produced hats with slogans like “Make Donald Drumpf Again;” (a reference to Mr. Trump’s ancestors altered the family name) and “Make America Rage Again.” Not a single major news organization pointed out the firm’s demise from obvious poor sales.
The press may be undermining its credibility with its nonstop mud ball attacks on Trump. They have already eroded the public’s trust by being so biased in their coverage of the 2016 election. If they keep labeling him as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—in a couple years, the average American citizen will be immune to those types of charges. Trump could invite the KKK to have a clan rally on the White House lawn and people would just yawn at any outrage by the press.
The liberal media’s sudden role reversal may have a profound impact on the state of our nation. Come January, we will have a press that has no reason to continue hiding the fact that our national debt is growing out of control, crime is rampant in our urban cities, and the Middle East is a total mess.
The press may have the collective goal to damage Trump so that they can set-up the next Democratic candidate for the 2020 race. The rate at which the world is going downhill, I’m not sure Christians will be around to worry about the outcome.
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28).