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2018-09-10

I Hate Hypocrites: Rant of the Day

So here we are, in the middle of the biggest MSM tirade, smear campaign, attempts at ousting, call it what you like, against any sitting US President in history. The media foams at the mouth in their efforts to destroy President Trump, all the while forgetting he was not only freely elected, but that is how our system is supposed to work. They can't comprehend the fact that sometimes, the deep-state, died-in-the-wool, professional politicians don't get elected. Every once in a while someone comes in and cleans out the slime. Get over it. Well, I said I hate hypocrites, and here is an example; Currently, the media and leftist politicians are seething over Mr. Trump's assertion that the press is the "enemy of the state." A Twitter shot that sent them into spasms. Well guess what; if they have an agenda to remove a sitting president because of corruption, bias, or their own political agenda, they are the enemy of the state. Here's the hypocrisy. The Lefties did this to the press first, yet they all play dumb. They want to make sure you don't remember that little tid-bit. Peccadillo. Whatever. But, in 2013 the Obama Justice Department launched an investigation into the Associated Press and named Fox News journalist James Rosen a "co-conspirator," claiming these actions were necessary as part of a terrorism investigation. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post stated: "The Rosen affair is as flagrant an assault on civil liberties...and it uses technology to silence critics. To treat a reporter as a criminal for doing his job, seeking out information the government doesn’t want made public, deprives Americans of the First Amendment freedom on which all other constitutional rights are based." Yep, the government wire tapped him, etc. etc. An editorial board of the New York Times (yes, the 'hoist on their own petard' New York Times) wrote: "With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible 'co-conspirator' in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news. On May 23, 2013, NBC news confirmed with the Justice Department that Attorney General Holder had personally signed off on what had become known as the "Rosen Case."  This is a fact he denied. On May 15, 2013, Attorney General Holder testified under oath in front of the House Judiciary Committee that he recused himself from the leak investigations to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest. That turned out to be a lie. He said he was out, but he wasn't. But you know lawyers. It wasn't a lie when he said it. So we have leftist news agencies upset with Trump, yet they will never mention how Obama did it first. To recap; the lefties did it first. It was more than a comment by the president, but an officially sanctioned Justice Department operation, and yet Obama remains the media's darling while the press continues their smear campaign on Trump. You will never see Holder in court for lying. But that's par for this rotten course. You will never hear a media company say they should be impartial. They use the constitution both ways, saying they can report on whatever they like, and then hiding behind the first amendment when it suits them. For a corrupt media, there is no check-and-balance. As soon as they endorse a candidate, all bets are off. We know where you stand. The motivation to pander to a political ideology and further the leftist agenda trumps (all pun intended) any idea of objectivity or fairness. If you look at the record of achievements without factoring in anything else, Mr. Trump is outperforming Mr. Obama in every category. This sort of objectivity however, will never be observed when the media is hell-bent on supporting the liberal cause. Just like how the media reported today that the state of Florida "will have a budget surplus for the next governor," without giving Governor Scott any credit for it. It's far easier for them to misdirect, impugn, throw the "race card," practice hero worship, and generally run afoul of the actual truth. Now here we are with an "anonymous" source in the White House, if that source even exists, and the New York Times is adamant about the credibility of their story, saying it's in the national interest. No, it's in their interest. The national interest is served by objectivity and truth, not bias and disinformation. If it was someone in the prior administration, they would never have run the article, and they would smear anyone that did. They support a 93% negative average on stories regarding the president, support blatantly anti-Trump books like the one coming out today called "Fear," and act like petulant children who forgot their manners. What's really in it for them? Thomas Jefferson said "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." While I don't have that same level of fervor going, I am compelled to call it as I see it.

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