WASHINGTON, December 9, 2015 — GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s continued rise in the polls has the mainstream media in a panic.
The Washington Post, for one, is worried sick over the “tumultuous debate about immigration, national identity, terrorism and the limits of tolerance” begun by Trump.
“From the day he announced his candidacy in June,” said the Post, “Trump has continually tested the limits of what a candidate can say and do with apparent political impunity.”
They did not say who specifically sets “limits” on topics for political discussion or the words candidates “can say” when speaking to voters. But the clear implication is that the limiting force in question is, well, the media.
You see, Trump is a different kind of Republican candidate, one unwilling to accept the premises lurking in the media’s loaded questions or to modify his vocabulary (“anchor babies”) to the satisfaction of reporters. Trump is a man who refuses to allow an arrogant media to decide what issues he shall address in a presidential campaign he is paying for.
Trump wants to talk about immigration. The media would rather he focus on the Republican alternative plan to the socialist income-redistribution schemes of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
But, as the Post says, Trump plays “by a different set of rules.” In other words, Trump is his own man.
Can that be said of the Republican eunuchs now genuflecting to the media’s demand to join the orchestrated chorus attacking Trump?
Unlike Trump, they are content to abide by the “limits of what a candidate can say and do” as set by the mainstream media.
The New York Times went a step further, reporting on the international furor caused by Trump’s insistence that we Americans must set our own immigration policies.
“J.K. Rowling, the British author of the best-selling Harry Potter books, even mused that Mr. Trump was worse than the books’ arch-villain, Lord Voldemort,” said the Times.
Really? Are they serious?
Shall we Americans take our lead from a British author whose fictional protagonist is a bespectacled, pasty-faced creampuff that relies on magic to save him from evil?
A growing number of Americans have lost faith in our federal government’s ability to perform its primary obligation to its citizens – keeping them safe.
And the media’s panicked incantations and waving of a magic wands won’t stop the national conversation on immigration begun by Donald J. Trump.