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Monday, October 14, 2019

Enemies of the People

If you read this blog, you understand what the phrase "trained hamsters" means. As a consequence, you understand that I have little respect for a media that purposely distorts the truth, ignores context, omits key facts, and otherwise shows a complete lack of interest in any information and facts that demonstrate just how dishonest and corrupt the Democrat crusade against Donald Trump has been. Kim Stassel comments:
I’ve never engaged much in media criticism, because it’s almost too obvious. Yes, the mainstream media is liberal and biased. But at least in the past, that bias was largely a function of insularity. Most reporters weren’t even fully aware they were prejudiced politically; everyone they worked and socialized with held the same left-of-center views.

That’s changed in the age of Trump. The press has embraced its bias, joined the Resistance and declared its allegiance to one side of a partisan war. It now openly declares those who offer any fair defense of this administration as Trump “enablers.” It writes off those who question the FBI or Department of Justice actions in 2016 as “conspiracy” theorists. It acts as willing scribes for Democrats and former Obama officials; peddles evidence-free accusations; sources stories from people with clear political axes to grind; and closes its eyes to clear evidence of government abuse.

This media war is extraordinary, overt and increasingly damaging to the country.
The sad reality is that the hamsters simply don't care. They have abandoned journalistic ethics and adopted gutter reporting. They have rejected any effort to bring skepticism to Democrat claims of "white supremacy," or "Russian collusion," or "obstruction," or "quid pro quo" and instead, have been the cheerleaders for those lies. They spin even the most innocuous news (e.g., changes in administration personnel) into reports that indicate chaos within the White House. Yet, amid this supposed chaos, they never seem to be able to explain how the Trump administration has achieved its economic, trade, and other policy accomplishments. Sure, there are many legitimate reasons to criticize any president (except, in the hamsters' view, Barack Obama), but the media's treatment of Trump goes far beyond criticism, and crosses a dangerous line into hyper-partisan character assassination.

When Donald Trump suggested that the hamsters are "enemies of the people," he was more right than wrong. Here's why.

They media should inform without obvious and rabid bias—they have failed to do that. The media should report, without cherry-picking the stories that dovetail with their preferred narrative—they refuse to do that on a daily basis. The media should investigate dishonesty, corruption and government-wrongdoing, not just when the GOP does those things, but also when Democrats are culpable—the media refuses to even consider evidence when it might reflect badly on Dems. The media should NOT be an active advocate for one political ideology and exhibit skepticism when any ideology makes crazy claims—that just doesn't happen when Dems make crazy claims on a daily basis that are almost never vetted by the hamsters.

The media is not to be trusted, and that's a sad commentary on America in the 21st century.