WASHINGTON. The mainstream media has a difficult job ahead of the 2020 presidential election. They have to convince average Americans in flyover country that crazy and evil Democrats are just plain folk. Folk like them. Unfortunately for them, they’re not. And this just adds another positive to the growing Trump Advantage in Election 2020.
A parade of grotesques on Uncle Bernie’s Farm
Here are just a few examples of what we’re talking about regarding the Trump Advantage.
- Bernie Sanders wants murdering terrorists serving time in the nation’s supermax prisons to have a say in the political life of the Great Satan by voting in America’s elections.
- Corey “Spartacus” Booker would like today’s white Americans, who had nothing to do with slavery, to pay reparations to current African-Americans who did not suffer the deprivations imposed upon some of their ancestors in the Democrat South in the 19th century.
- California Rep. Eric Swalwell says as president he’d unilaterally suspend the individual’s constitutional right to bear arms. In addition, he’d confiscate guns from law-abiding Americans and arrest those who refuse to surrender their lawfully-purchased weapons. Oh, and he likens President Trump to Adolf Hitler. Just like all other GOP Presidents.
- And former Vice President Joe Biden says he’ll be a little more careful the next time he gets that uncontrollable urge to sneak up behind a woman, grab her shoulders tightly, jam his nose into the back of her head, and fill his lungs with the aromatic near-pheromones of her shampoo and perfume. Although he sees nothing wrong or creepy about his signature move. He’s just being friendly. He says.
And these are just a few of the odd personalities seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. They’re all like carnival barkers in search of customers far stranger than those under the big-top freak-show that their political party has become. This whole bizarre sideshow contributes another compelling Trump Advantage in the upcoming Presidential sweepstakes.
The bizarre Ilhan Omar: A mouthpiece for evil. Like the New York Times…
The Democrats’ chief advocate in the mainstream media, The New York Times, closely emulates this dysfunctional party. While Democrats circle the wagons around their rabid anti-Semitic members like Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Times prints a wildly antisemitic cartoon in its international edition. (See reproduction below.)
The offending cartoon depicts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog presumably leading a blind President Donald Trump – who wears a Yarmulka – down the primrose path.
Almost immediately, Jonathan Greenblatt, Anti-Defamation League CEO, tweeted:
“The offensive image @nytimes published was #antiSemitism propaganda of the most vile sort. The type of content normalizes #antiSemitism by reinforcing tropes of Jewish control, and does so at a time when #antiSemitism is surging.”
A reluctant apology?
Finally, the Times lamely apologized by acknowledging the cartoon’s antisemitic nature.
“… [It] was an error in judgment to publish it. It was provided by The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, which has since deleted it.”
That means before its removal, the antisemitic image was offered to Times’ media clients worldwide. Subsequently, their lame apology was updated after adding at least a modicum of sincerity to the verbiage.
Israel joins the row over the NY Times’ outrageous anti-Semitism
Subsequently, the Jerusalem Post reported that Israel’s Consul General in New York, Dani Dayan, condemned the cartoon in a phone conversation with Times’ editors. The Post described the image as “an escalation of the latest trend of displaying antisemitic tropes in the American public sphere.”
Next, David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee, said the cartoon was “beyond shocking.” He added that the editorial “decision to print it involved more than one person” and speaks volumes about “the paper’s view of Israel & Jews.”
By unfortunate coincidence, this vile incident occurred three days before the shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in southern California. That act of terrorism left 1 dead and 3 wounded.
Where did all the Republicans go?
According to a study released by Lars Willnat and David Weaver of Indiana University’s School of Journalism, the percentage of reporters describing themselves as Republicans in 2002 (18 percent) dropped to 7.1 percent as of 2013. That number is almost certainly even lower as we near the midpoint of 2019. So much for fair and balanced.
Here in 2019, it’s a good bet the majority of editors and reporters working at The New York Times are Democrats, or Democrat-friendly – wink wink, nudge-nudge – “Independents.”
That Trump Advantage
That said, the nation’s legion of fake-news outlets have yet to admit the important role they played in promoting the Democrats’ Russia hoax libel of President Trump as revealed truth. “Obstruction of Justice” is currently in the on-deck circle.
These serial media truth-denialists continue to insist on the grotesque monster that is today’s Democratic Party is nothing more than a cute – if vehemently anti-Semitic and anti-American – cuddly kitten. But maintaining that fake image is becoming quite a stretch.
Which, therefore, amounts to a big Trump Advantage in next fall’s election sweepstakes.
Top Image: Anthony Hopkins stars a Dr. Hannibal Lecter in
the 1991 film “Silence of the Lambs.” Screen capture from clip.