CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 9, 2016 – When did the mainstream media become clairvoyant? It must have happened within the last eight years because they certainly didn’t have any perception, extra sensory or otherwise, about Barack Obama.
The national press corps has taken criticism for never seriously vetting the man who became president for two terms. The accomplishments in college are by his say so, now under lock and key. His accomplishments as a freshman senator are meager at best.
Showing their not so hidden political agenda, the National Press has lifted every rock, girder, casino and high rise to find anything on Donald Trump, or his family. Every day the media tells us exactly how he will govern, even though he has never held a public office for a single day yet, somehow the MSM suddenly knows precisely what sort of president Mr. Trump will be. Are their pronouncements based upon the way he runs his businesses?
Writing in “The Federalist” freelancer Samantha Strayer puts together a powerful argument to counter the contradictions of our determined media which is attempting to use its influence to sway the November election.
“False stories can pretty much run amok, be internally contradictory, and may or may not have some basis in fact. In short, anything goes as long as there’s something credible in the tale,” says Strayer.
Following that statement, Strayer lists five examples out of dozens which have become part of our national narrative against Trump.
MSM: Trump hates women.
Strayer: “Trump employs hundreds of women in positions of power, often paying them more than their male counterparts in a male-dominated industry.”
MSM: Trump hates Jews.
Strayer: Trump’s “son-in-law, two of his daughters and three of his grandchildren are Jewish, and he has been a vocal advocate of Israel for decades.”
MSM: Trump hates blacks, Hispanics and foreigners, especially Muslim immigrants.
Strayer: Trump “employs them, befriends them (and) partners with them.”
MSM: Trump stirs up violence.
Strayer: “The outbursts at (Trump’s) campaign rallies have been caused and encouraged by (George) Soros funded Bernie Sanders supporters, members of Black Lives Matter, and other leftist malcontents.”
MSM: Trump is destroying the Republican Party with his divisiveness.
Strayer: “He’s earned more primary votes than anyone else in GOP history and is attracting new and crossover party members and people from a diverse range of demographics.”
To paraphrase Strayer, with Trump there is “hope” and, better yet, “change” that is unlike Mr. Obama’s “hope and change” efforts to redefine this nation.
“We cannot see with clear eyes what happened in San Bernardino, Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Paris, Nice, Brussels, Bavaria, and far too many other places around the world and stay the same as before,” writes Strayer.
Then she continues,
“With Trump, there is a way out, at least a way forward. Just by being himself — talking plainly and unapologetically about the things that are broken in us and our country — he has described the American dilemma as it really is. Endless whining about his style, his tweets, or how many times he says ‘Constitution’ is ultimately a distraction from the larger, more important issues. As Phyllis Schlafly so eloquently described it 52 years ago, we finally have a choice, not an echo.”
Are we so ignorant as a nation that we will choose four or, perhaps eight, more years of the same crap we have been dealt by the Obama era?
Sure Trump has flaws. So does every other candidate. Will Donald Trump make mistakes? Absolutely.
But there is a difference between making a mistake in an honest effort to improve or fix something that is wrong as opposed to dismantling it to benefit the elites of society and yourself at the expense of others.
Comparing Donald Trump to Dr. Strangelove with his finger on the red nuclear button has far less validity than the Democrats’ feeble attempts to make Hillary Clinton look like Mother Teresa.
There is no question that Trump is unorthodox and unconventional. Given the past eight years, Trump may be coarse, but that is preferable to a man who measures his political success by the number of times he has been to the (golf) course.
Considering what we have witnessed in the past two elections, isn’t someone who is willing to strap on a pair of boxing gloves to fight for America what we need? Meanwhile, the media continues to peer into its collective crystal balls and tell us precisely what to expect in a Trump presidency.
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Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award-winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of the Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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