Translation = What Would The Founders Think Of This Crap?
The founders of this country, you know, those old, dead, white guys, paid special attention to free speech and gave journalism a special protection in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. They wanted to be sure that there would be watchdogs between the government and the people.
It turns out that isn’t working so well. In our time most of the journalists have taken sides. That may not make them the enemy of the people as Trump and many on the right maintain, in my opinion it does make them the enemy of truth.
Many journalists have been biased over the centuries. Human nature being what it is that was always going to be a problem. If it labels itself opinion, then no harm no foul.
When most of the media, the journalists, take sides and unleash their bias there is a harm and that is a foul.
Some days I look around and I am dumbfounded. What is wrong with people? What happened to common sense, decency and the ability to think? What happened to a free press? A watchdog between the people and their government?
I want, I expect, the media to inform us of things that are wrong with an administration. I do not want or expect them to believe it is their job to take one down. That appears to be what is happening now. Much as I enjoy watching the arrogant media being smacked around a war between them and POTUS is not a good thing.
As always I then look to cartoons and the brilliant cartoonists on the right to find some sense or at least a chuckle or two.
Sadly, the cartoonists on the left are usually just as crazy as the rest of the left. What else would you expect from people who have made government and abortion their religion?
The cartoon below is just one of many about the media’s sudden return to reporting now that their idol Obama is gone. Often they just report on stuff they read on Twitter or Facebook or simply made up. Cartoonist Nate Beeler nails their hypocrisy perfectly.
Even if you don’t like Donald Trump, I don’t. Even if you didn’t vote for him or want him to be president, I didn’t. You can still enjoy, or regard with disgust, the over-the-top hysteria of the media and the insane leftists.
He should add that he also got the arrogant media, you know the ones that think they are so much smarter than all the rest of us, to fund most of his campaign. Of course they only did that because they knew that he would be the easiest nominee for unlikable and corrupt Hillary to defeat. Maybe they weren’t as smart as they thought they were.
A majority of the public believe Trump and all his bluster and b.s. over the MSM. Generations of bias finally emerged into full view with the Obama Administration. That merely confirmed what anyone that wasn’t a full blown leftist always suspected.
Trump calls them often on their “fake news.” He who is also guilty is casting a lot of stones. The media fights back. Thus the media that is supposed to report the news has become the news. Their whines are everywhere.
Trump attacking them, like they are attacking him, is downright Un-American whimpers little Chuckie Todd from his place as a liberal activist posing as a Journalist.
Lucky for the media that they are able to find some members of the Republican Party to help them in their bias. The ever brilliant A.F. Branco, of Legal Insurrection, calls two of them out by name with this timely cartoon.
Maybe we should just explain things slowly, carefully and succinctly to those in the media who are having hysterics all over the airwaves.
Ben Shapiro, one of my favorite writers, is not in favor of a war between Trump and the media. He admits he enjoys watching Trump stomp on them from time to time. But he sees, as do many of us, why so many people are choosing sides and it isn’t the side of the media. Ben Shapiro:This Insane Headline From NBC News Is Why Conservatives Hate The Media
And meanwhile CNN whines about Trump calling them “fake news” while consistently reporting fake news.
Media and the left suggest that Trump is a Nazi, a Dictator, a racist, and other evils too numerous to mention. Some of these poor mistreated folk suggest that the Trump problems are worse than Watergate. No proof of course but those that worship at the alter of Trump hate believe. Just as those that worship at the alter of Trump love will believe nothing bad about him.
During the campaign I thought that Trump was nuts. Now I realize that he has more company in the nut ward than I could have ever imagined. Many of them are in the newsrooms of America.
Meanwhile he tweets, the media responds, the left insists that he isn’t a legitimate POTUS, women dress up as vaginas to protest God knows what and the insanity seems to grow by the day.
A media that actually did it’s job could help to calm some of the chaos – instead they ramp it up. Then spend a good part of their time whining about how mistreated they are when the completely ignore the way they were treated by Barack Obama.
Just WWTFTOTC? (What Would The Founders Think Of This Crap)