Trump domesticates media rabbits

Trump stands up to Univision...and the rest of the media.

A disruptive Jorge Ramos of Univision is forcibly escorted from a Donald Trump news conference by campaign security. Photo by Charlie Neibergall, Associated Press.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2015 – Television personality Jorge Ramos of Univision, a major Spanish language television network, told Time magazine that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump “hasn’t been challenged enough. He hates to be challenged and it is time that we start doing it.”

Ramos is so transparent it requires no interpreter to translate his meaning. Trump is not your typical Republican candidate for president. You know, the kind that drops to the floor and grovels in a vain attempt to win the undying love and respect of the mainstream media.

Trump is no such Republican: 1) Trump vociferously refuses to accept the premise of “gotcha” questions clearly designed to embarrass him or take him off message; 2) Trump won’t accept demands by the champions of politically correct speech to limit his vocabulary; 3) if you are a reporter who attempts to leapfrog ahead of a correspondent Trump has called on, like an illegal immigrant who brazenly jumps ahead of those waiting to enter the country legally, you are likely to be forcibly removed from the room by his security team.

Trump is proving the mainstream media are nothing but skittish rabbits. And the establishment Republican politicians they frighten so easily are the most pathetic of cowards.

The press has never really challenged the assumptions of the criminal Clinton duo or Barack Obama. The media views their fantastic claims as beyond reproach: Bill Clinton – “I did not have sex with that woman”; Hillary Clinton – “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email”; Obama – “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”

When these statements proved to be contemptible lies, the press spent inordinate amounts of time cobbling together excuses for them.

The media believe, as did Greek philosopher Plato, that unity in a democracy is difficult at best. Plato concluded, therefore, that societal cohesion requires leaders to employ the “noble lie” to fashion a brotherhood of falsehoods.

But a growing number of Americans are tired of the lies and are rallying around the candidate who forcibly kicks members of the professional liars’ guild, the mainstream media, to the curb.

When Univision’s Jorge Ramos requested a one-on-one interview with Trump, the GOP candidate posted the anchorman’s private cell phone number on Instagram. Now the public can join Trump in humiliating a mouthpiece of the organized left.

In retaliation, Ramos told Time he will stop dining at three-star Michelin-rated Jean Georges restaurant, located in New York City’s Trump International Tower.

That’s a shame. He’ll miss a dish that was surely named in his honor: the citrus-chili paste and soybean purée Crunchy Rabbit.

In Aesop’s fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the narrator says, “The hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and, to show his contempt for the tortoise, lay down to have a nap. The tortoise plodded on and plodded on, and when the hare awoke from his nap, he saw the tortoise nearing the finish line, and he could not catch up in time to save the race.”

Republican candidates for president should emulate Trump and get over their absurd fear of the media’s sleeping rabbits.

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