In case you missed it, President Trump recently handed out “Fake News” awards.” It wouldn’t surprise me if you did miss it, as most media outlets ignored it, as they do just about anything not critical of Trump. According to the Media Research Center, 90% of all media reports regarding our president are negative. If you are keeping track, that would mean the major media outlets believe nearly 64 million of us are buffoons.
Naturally, the New York Times and Washington Post, who get major coverage in this paper, took umbrage at the president’s awards. They went to great lengths to explain why he was wrong…again.
Those papers had reason to defend themselves as they were on the list. In fact, numero uno was the NY Times Paul Krugman. He is a Professor of Economics at City University in New York, an author, and has won a Nobel Prize. (Big deal – so has Obama!) He is also a left-wing journalist for the NY Times and an admitted Social Democrat. With his credentials, one would believe he might be knowledgeable about economics. But, he shot his mouth off with an election night prediction that the markets would never recover from a Trump presidency. As of the day of Mr. Krugman’s award, the DOW was over 26,000. Who would you rather take your investment advice from – the very man who is driving the market, or a journalist who believes in living off of other people’s money?
The Washington Post grabbed the number five spot for their picture of a near-empty Trump rally in Pensacola FL. Turned out the picture was taken before the event began, but let’s not let facts and balanced reporting get in the way of heaping on the man they were so wrong about in the election.
CNN, the epitome of Fake News, made the list four times. The Jeff Zucker-led organization unleashes a constant negative verbal barrage against the President, with 93% of everything a CNN employee utters being negative. And this is what passes for a news organization? (Note to you FOX nay-sayers – 52% of what they report is negative – seems a little more fair and balanced.)
President Trump is on a mission of America First by reversing years of anti-American and anti-business policies…and it’s working. He’s endeavoring to drain the Swamp that is Washington DC, to make elected officials retire or go back to work for us, instead of being bought by special interests. He’s trying to wrestle back control of our borders, so as to protect Americans from illegal immigrants. We Americans have a right to control who enters our country and lives off our taxes. If you don’t believe that, then YOU send your recent 401K earnings or tax deduction savings to those people and let the rest of us off the hook.
All this seems so logical, yet Trump is being fought every step of the way by those on both sides that want to remain in power. One would think that a skirmish like this would be fertile ground for the nation’s journalists to expose Swamp creatures, stopping illegal immigration, or trumpeting a soaring stock market, for examples.
Yet, given the negative coverage President Trump receives, one might believe our media has become nothing more than an extension of the Swamp. What happened to real investigative reporting where exposing wrong-doers was an honorable mission?
Or, to look at it another way, when did the media stop reporting the news fairly and accurately? Did you know there recently was two women’s movements – one conservative and one liberal? The liberal movement got three times more coverage than the conservative.
Major networks ABC, NBC, and CBS, regularly omit anything positive about the current president. Only perceived gaffe’s and Tweets are reported upon, or chasing the elusive and costly Russian collusion…without mentioning Hillary. Credit to Trump is never given, criticism is the norm, nine out of every ten times. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, thus being more accurate, according to our nation’s media.
Something’s wrong, folks. People tend to believe what they hear. The Founding Fathers thought a free and truthful press was so vital they etched it in the Constitution as the very First Amendment. “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” They believed so passionately that the media must remain unencumbered by the government so as to expose acts of corruption or treason and protect our nation.
What do you believe the media does today?