The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Like Hell

The resignation of Sean Spicer gives the main stream media still more fodder for their on-going war against Donald Trump. Spicer's resignation is not surprising. Trump undercuts his communication team, making their lives miserable and difficult at every turn. But it is also true that every day, the President's spokesperson faces a vitriolic game of 'gotcha' that is indicative of a media that has lost its collective mind.

It's becoming increasingly obvious that the main stream media has become a vocal and nationally recognized third party that aligns with the Democrats on virtually everything, but claims to represent an independent voice. Sure, it's not on the ballot, but the third party works overtime to be ensure that one political party is ceaselessly demonized. And if the demonized party still wins, the third party works even harder to defeat it.

But here's the thing. Across large swaths of the American public, the third party is reviled. People vote against the media by voting against the party they shill for. At least in part, that's why Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. A vote for Trump was a giant F.U. for the main stream media.

John Nolte provides an angry diatribe that has more truth in it than the trained hamsters of the main stream media want to hear:
The very same media that shrugged when Hillary Clinton set up a secret server, deleted 33,000 government emails, BleachBit'd whatever remained and then literally took a hammer to the devices — the media that set that precedent now wants us to get all worked up over Trump's tweets?

The very same media that buried Bill Clinton's perjury and his numerous victims of sexual abuse — the media that set those precedents now wants us to consider an Access Hollywood video a disqualifier for the presidency? Now wants us to freak out over an awkward handshake?

The very same media that gushed over Barack Obama's magical ability to "slow-walk the truth" — the media that set that precedent now wants us to impeach Trump over how the details of his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer have been released?

The very same media that joined Obama in pointing and laughing at Mitt Romney's concern over Russia, the very same media that told us Obama's serial-appeasement of Russia (refusing Poland missile defense, "more flexibility after the election") was in reality an extraordinary form of statesmanship — the media that set those precedents now wants us to toss Trump out on his ear because he's hoping to work with Putin?

The very same media that covered up the fact that Democrats and Team Hillary worked with the foreign government of Ukraine in the hopes of digging up dirt on Trump, the media that itself has used opposition research from the Russian government (the Golden Showers dossier) in the hopes of destroying Trump — the media that set those precedents now want us to turn on Trump because his son hoped for the same?

The very same media that again and again used "Republican overreach" as a tactic to damage the GOP whenever a Democrat scandal rose up — the media that set that precedent now wants us to side with them when the Trump administration chooses to communicate directly through social media?

The very same media that asked 23 follow-up questions of Trump and none of Hillary [during the Presidential Debates] — the media that set that precedent now wants us to side with them when the White House limits the press briefings they can peacock in?

The very same media that said nothing when Obama hired a 9-11 Truther as a Czar (and later hired him as one of their own) — the media that set that precedent wants us to be upset over Ivanka and Jared?

The very same media that showed absolutely no interest in recovering even one of Hillary's 33,000 illegally deleted emails — the media that set that precedent, now wants us to share their outrage over the fact that Don Jr. tried to recover them in a 20-minute meeting?

And now — now! — this very same media (with the help of #NeverTrump's forever-preening moral narcissists) is using the spear of Muh Principles to demand that those of us on the political right agree to destroy ourselves in their corrupt crusade, that we acquiesce like second-class citizens to their separate sets of rules?

Like hell.
Yeah ... like hell.

And by the way, whether you're on the Right, the Left, or in the center, every person should agree that the repeated and blatant application two sets of rules have damaged the media so badly that it is no longer to be considered trustworthy or "professional." Rather, the media should be perceived for what they are—a third political party that shills for the Democrats.