Politics · Press

We Use To Be A Civilized Society

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It would be my guess that the great majority of Americans are far too busy trying to make ends meet.  They get up every day and take care of business.  All the while trusting that those they have sent to Washington D.C. to look out for them are doing their job.  Most people don’t have time to research daily to find the truth.  Instead they rely on the main stream media to inform them of the facts.

When members of the US Congress are more interested in pleasing deep pocket donors than representing their constituents this country has a problem.  When US Congress members behave as if the ends justify the means this country has a problem.  When the Democratic Party can’t speak without obscene language and name calling this country has a problem.  When one political party vilifies another political party this country has a problem.

When Federal Judges play politics from their bench they demean the Constitution of The United States of America.  When a member of the most esteemed of our three branches of government, The Supreme Court cannot keep her political views to her self it is time for her to retire.  The judicial branch of the United States must be above reproach.  Otherwise they are not worthy of the power we give them.

When those we entrust to keep this Nation safe cannot keep their mouths shut this country is in trouble.  “Loose lips sink ships.”  When citizens Forth Amendment rights are being trampled this country is in trouble.  When those within our government try to take down a sitting President this country is in trouble.

When college campuses receiving large amounts of Federal funding are nothing more than indoctrination centers our education system is broken.  When students with differing views are afraid to speak our education system is broken.  When our students world-wide test scores are dismal while we out spend all other countries our education system is broken.  When students leave college buried in debt our education system is broken.

When the main stream media practice propaganda they are the enemy of the people.  When the main stream media misrepresents events they are the enemy of the people.  When the main stream media no longer provides viewers with the facts and allows them to draw their own conclusions they are the enemy of the people.  When the main stream media no longer tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth they are the enemy of the people.

Presidents come and go.  But, the office remains the same.  When any President is vilified daily with fear mongering, innuendos and lies in an effort to disrupt his agenda it tears away at our democracy.  When former FBI Directors act like they are in middle school it tears away at our democracy.  When US Congress Members denounce people guilty and then investigate it tears away at our democracy.

Make no mistake about it.  This Nation is at a juncture in the road.  It is time we ask ourselves what kind of country do we want to live in.  Do we want our children growing up in fear?  Do we want our neighborhoods overrun with violent criminals?  Do we want citizens to feel opioids are the only answer?  Do we want our United States Congress Members to be assassinated for their political affiliations?

It seems the United States of America must decide if we want to be a civilized society or one of mob rules.

 

 

 

 

Politics · Press

Loony Left – If Only They Would

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There was a time in the United States when the words we pledge our allegiance with meant something.  Many of our citizens fought for our right to say them.  Many of those died so that we might live freely in a democracy.

Presidents come and Presidents go.  It is not the person filling the office but, the office itself that makes this country great.  However, an attack of a sitting President is a threat to our democracy.

Whether you love President Trump or hate him, is irrelevant.  Donald J. Trump is now and will forevermore be the 45th President of the United States of America.  Only time will tell whether or not he was a good one.  In the meantime we need to let the man do his job.

The daily salacious headlines crying wolf based on gossip and supported by anonymous sources do more harm than good for the United States.  We are a nation where people are innocent until proven guilty.  Yet our main stream media act as judge, jury and executioner.

Speculation on what may or may not be true is nothing more than that.  The idea that democrats lie and the media swears to it is absurd.  Are those on the left staying up at night developing the melody of the moment in their The Sky Is Falling song so narcissistic to believe it will be business as usual if their coup attempts were successful?

Democrats in Congress and the media are opening Pandora’s Box.  We are a nation of law and order based on the United States Constitution.  Those trying to undermine President Trump can only succeed by undermining the principles the United States of America was founded on.

The lack of respect, civility and common decency practiced daily by those trying to further their own self-serving agenda is disgraceful.  President Trump is sixty-eight years old.  He has been in the public eye for most of his adult life.  Any connection to Russia would have been discovered long ago.

If a group of malcontents can successfully take down a sitting President what chance do the rest of us have?  If the President can be slandered on a daily basis what chance do the rest of us have?  Guilty of something, the loony left has no idea what.  But, they will keep on looking.

The media have backed themselves into a corner.  The complete and total lack of facts to back up the drivel they spew based on anonymous sources have made what use to be a respected profession nothing more than a joke.  The airwaves are filled daily with hysterical fear mongers. The transparency of the propaganda makes the media look unhinged.

The media has painted a fictitious picture that cannot be supported with actual facts.  Their desperation more apparent daily, forces them to present more and more speculation.  The more speculation the press presents as fact the less we as a nation can rely on them.

If the Trump administration fails so do the American people in more ways than one.  Rational people outside Washington, DC are busy trying to put food on the table.  Everyone and their brother are investigating anyone and everything Trump.

A novel idea might be to wait for the results of actual investigations based on facts before drawing conclusions.  Unfortunately our main stream media has written the story and hope like hell the investigations will make them true.  However, if the investigations produce no crime the United States press will be reduced to a laughing-stock of the world.

Politics · Press

The Sky IS Falling

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When President Donald J. Trump said the FAKE news media was  an “enemy of the people” he was right.  Instead of wearing it, those the shoe fit cried “evil”.  What else could they do?  The only other option was to do a little soul-searching.

Gone are the days of journalistic integrity.  Daily Press Briefings highlight the media’s tabloid mentality.  Like children they interrupt responses with “how come?”, “why not?”.  Reporters ask redundant questions when the answer is not the one they need to fit the story they have already written.

The coverage after the briefing is astounding.  One has to wonder what press briefing they refer to because the account is far from the reality.  Grasping at straws they regurgitate the democrats theme song.  “The Sky Is Falling” with a resounding chorus of  “Russia, Russia, Russia”.

One thing is for certain.  The White House Press Corps is far from professional.  Somewhere a long the line they have lost their way.  While the world passes them by they spend all their time attempting to take down the President of The United States of America to meet the needs of their political agenda.

Reduced to nothing more than the mouth piece of the Democratic Party, the media spins the narrative they have created.  Salacious headlines cry wolf.  But, the facts they present scream otherwise.  When all is said and done their stories turn out to be much ado about nothing yet again.

Melodramatic fear mongering has become a tool of their trade.  It is hard to take someone constantly in crisis seriously.  Yet that is what viewers are expected to do.  In the end all that is accomplished is needlessly frightening the vulnerable and being dismissed by many as not credible.

Meanwhile there are many things going on around us that are minimally covered or not at all.  Instead of telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth the media  reports what they want us to think.  They no longer provide a service to the public.  At this point in time the media is practicing yellow journalism without remorse.

Reporters appear shallow while lacking critical thinking skills.  Fixating on the assumption everything President Trump does is evil they ignore the facts that prove otherwise.

The coverage of the James Comey firing is a good example.  In the press briefing all but one in the press attacked the messengers and focused on what day would have been better to fire Comey.  Trump’s tweet saying Comey better tell the truth and hope there are no tapes of conversations before he leaks to the press as a result of Comey’s quote in the news was their smoking gun.

The majority of the media brain pool insisted that Comey being fired was an attempt by the President to stop Comey from investigating him.  If those pushing the melody of the moment actually believe it they are incompetent, if they don’t they are corrupt.  The tweet was a threat according to the democrats’ lynch mob.

To begin with Comey was not investigating President Trump.  The United States Congress House and Senate and the FBI are investigating Russian interference into our elections.  The FBI functioned just as well after Comey was fired under the direction of the acting director who by the way has strong ties to the democratic Party.  To imply otherwise is an insult to all those in the FBI who serve this country.

Alleging the tweet was a threat is absurd.  What exactly was the threat?  If James Comey lies about conversations with the President he should be aware there maybe recordings of those conversations.  So in other words if he lies he might be proven wrong.  It is the White House, James Comey was the Director of the FBI.  One would hope there is outstanding surveillance and of all people James Comey should know exactly where, when and what is in the White House.

The one press member that gave me hope asked relevant questions.  Does the President know who he intends to replace Comey with?  What is the expected time frame for replacing Comey?

With so many democrats and media members demanding James Comey’s head and then feigning outrage when they got it makes them appear disingenuous at best.  With anything and everything being recorded and put out there for the world to see it is impossible to hide the hypocrisy.

 

 

Politics · Press

Press Is No Friend Of The People!

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Gone are the days that the press tells the Nation the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  The American people are no longer given the facts and allowed to come to their own conclusions.

On election night the  Nation watched as the media  imploded.  Their disdain for the newly elected Donald J. Trump made it clear they would not be capable of  covering the President honestly.

Thankfully everything is recorded.  Watching the actual event and hearing the media coverage is bizarre.  Instead of giving all the facts, the media puts their spin on it.  Their “Trump is Evil” message is clear.

The behavior in the daily press briefings is jaw dropping.  Journalists behave like a pack of wolves ready to attack their prey, Sean Spicer.  The tone is noxious.  Leading questions meant to diminish the President are repeated over and over when Spicer doesn’t answer in accordance with their script.

One of the esteemed reporters had the audacity to ask the White House Press Secretary if he was going to lie.  An honest person and a liar would answer the same.  One has to wonder if the question was meant to impugn the integrity of Sean Spicer or just plain ridiculous.

The fact that Russia has tried to interfere in all our elections is nothing new.  Media outlets jumped on it.  Hacking into the DNC server was automatically assumed to prove a Trump – Russia connection.  Although it happened during the primaries they did not assume it was meant to help Bernie Sanders.  After all Sanders did honeymoon in Russia.

The media continues to blur the line between fact and fiction.  Their self-indulgent desire to further their own political agenda diminishes their credibility daily.  Fear mongering, lies and innuendos are now  the tools of the trade.  Journalistic integrity is long gone.

Twenty-four hours a day the airwaves are filled with opinion, speculation and interpretation .  Instead of meaningful discussions, commentators shout over one another.  If that doesn’t work they revert to childish name calling.

Rather than provide the American People with  facts the media attack the President of The United States of America.  Headlines calling Trump names warn the people the sky is falling.  Then they gloat at the low approval ratings that they have caused.

Already looking ahead to the 2020 election,  the goal of the media is clear.  November 9, 2016 was the start of their campaign to destroy President Trump in an attempt to influence our next election.

So when I hear broadcast journalists dramatically denounce Russia for attempting to influence the election I can only shake my head in disbelief.  If that is not the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is.

For eight years the main stream media worshipped at the feet of President Obama.  With a tingle up a leg they lulled the American people into a false sense of security.  All the while spinning the coverage into what they wanted us to believe.

During those same eight years many in the press provided cover to the President they swore to protect at all costs.  Even at the expense of the People.  Statements made today by President Trump are vilified while similar statements made by President Obama were praised.

While the press is busy chasing their tails trying to find one iota of proof of the Trump connection to Russia the real stories are ignored.  Instead of investigating leaks, unmasking, Obama’s January 5, 2017 order sharing raw intelligence data with anyone who was curious and civil liberty violations of American citizens, the media makes up excuses.

United States Representative Devin Nunes held a press briefing telling the world that he had found evidence of unmasking of citizens associated with President Trump having nothing to do with Russia.  Nunes clearly stated to the press that he was on his way to inform the President.

The press responded with attacks of Devin Nunes.  Implying he was sneaky and couldn’t be trusted.  What the press did not do was investigate the allegations.

A Hillary Clinton advisor, Evelyn Farkus described on a national network how she tampered with evidence.  Stating if the Trump Administration knew what they knew and how they knew it there would be trouble.  Farkus went on to say she wanted to get hold of all the information she could before the Obama Administration left because she was afraid that high-ranking officials in the Obama Administration would destroy it on the way out the door.  The only people protected with the lack of evidence would be those in the Obama Administration.  However, the main stream media downplayed the story.

Susan Rice, a high-ranking official in the Obama Administration stated that she had no knowledge of the unmasking of private citizens that US Congressman Devin Nunes was talking about.  Then two weeks later Rice confessed that she was the one who requested the unmasking which led to the leaking.  Rice then denied that she leaked them herself.

In runs the press.  Presto, according to the media Rice said she didn’t do it, case closed.  This is the same Susan Rice that was caught lying about what actually transpired in Benghazi and more.  The press would prefer the American people remain uninformed on the matter.

What was once thought of as an esteemed profession has reduced itself to a propaganda machine practicing yellow journalism with integrity no where in sight.

So when President Trump referred to the press as the “enemy of the people” he was not wrong.  Rather than look themselves in the mirror, the press interpreted the comment to be evil.  That way no self-reflection was necessary.