If you are anywhere near a reasonably intelligent person and are someone who seeks to stay as informed as possible regarding what it is that’s going on in your town, city, state, country, or the world, I think you would have to admit that doing so has come to require much more than simply watching the ’news’ or reading the local paper, especially over the last decade or so. And I think it’s safe to say that going back at least as far as the days of the Vietnam War, the media has always had a leftist slant, and in the days when there were just three major networks, a dozen or so major newspapers and hand full of ‘news’ magazine, Americans were left to hope that the information they received was at least somewhat reliable and was also at least mostly true. But in looking back we can now see that that really wasn’t the case.
And then came 2008, the year in which those who had once ‘appeared’ to have been a group of independent, and somewhat objective, ‘news’ organizations came to more closely resemble the ‘state-controlled media complex’ which now serves as nothing more than the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. And it was then that our supposed ‘news’ media appeared to come completely off the tracks, finally revealing themselves to be that which, for decades, we had long suspected they were. It was in their pursuit to ensure the election of the first black president that they seemed to lose what little objectivity they may have once possessed. You see, it really didn’t matter what sort of man Obama really was, what was most important, to them, was that he was black. And it was that alone that made him worthy of being president.
And so it was then that throughout Obama’s first term, the media could be reliably counted upon to run all manner of interference for our first black president. No matter how disastrous the policy, or how dangerous the actions, the ‘fake news’ media would work tirelessly to dress it up before then presenting it to an unsuspecting public in the very best light possible. And those too naïve to believe they are being lied to, or too lazy to go in search of the facts in an attempt to verify that what they are being told was true, would typically swallow, hook, line and sinker, what was really nothing more than pure Democrat propaganda. The media, by then, had officially become less a source of accurate information and more a cheerleader for the man who they were most responsible for getting elected in the first place.
And it was in 2012, when facing an opponent who, at least initially, actually had a chance of winning, that the state-controlled media once again came riding to the rescue for Obama. And it was then courtesy of all manner of lie, rumor, innuendo and every slanderous accusation imaginable that those in the media succeeded in taking out Obama’s opponent while at the same time putting that final nail into their own coffin. Trust in the media today is at an all-time low, in fact fewer people trust the media than trust members of Congress. And yet the vast majority of those who identify as being a ‘journalist’ continue to argue that there is no bias in the media and that they only report the facts. But what strikes most Americans as amazing, is that fact these supposed journalists can make such a claim with a straight face.
All of which brings me a new poll sponsored by the University of Virginia Center for Politics which finds that an overwhelming number of Trump voters agree with his statement that the press is the enemy of the American people. The Center for Politics, founded by UVA’s Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics, Larry Sabato, recently sponsored a poll by Glen Bolger’s Public Opinion Strategies conducted between April 17 and 19 of 1,000 voters who admitted to voting for Trump in last year’s election. The poll featured a long list of questions for participants. The president’s supporters have what the survey called a “jaundiced eye on the media.” I’d say that’s putting things a bit mildly. There are those whose opinions I once valued but no longer do because everything they say about Trump is negative.
Anyway, participants of this poll were asked, “When you hear the media being critical of Donald Trump, does their criticism make you question your support for him, or does it reinforce that he’s on the right track in terms of shaking things up in Washington, D.C.?” It was a whopping 88 percent who said that the media’s attacks on President Trump actually reinforce their feeling that he is on the right track. In contrast, it was a mere 12 percent who said that the media’s criticism makes them question their support for the president. And it was one female Trump supporter who told the pollsters that the media is not being a “voice of the people,” while a male voter who claimed to have voted for Obama in the past said that the media spends entirely too much time “blowing things out of proportion.”
Meanwhile, it was this same poll which also found that a huge number of Trump voters either strongly or somewhat agree that the media has now become the enemy. When the pollsters asked, “Do you agree or disagree with Donald Trump’s statement that the press ‘is the enemy of the American people,’” another 88 percent said that they agree with Trump. The 88 percent was closely split, with 42 percent saying they “strongly agree” with Trump’s heavily used stump speech claim, while 45 percent said they “somewhat agree” with the statement. Only nine percent said they “somewhat disagree,” while a tiny four percent said they “strongly disagree” with Trump’s accusation, for a total of only 12 percent. Frankly, you can definitely include me within that 42 percent who strongly agrees with the president.
Now just to be fair, as well as accurate, President Trump has never said that the media is the enemy. What he has said is, “the Fake Media is the enemy”. He has gone out of his way to make this point, since those involved in the ‘fake media’ keep claiming he said “the media”. With that, they can then promote their other fake claim, namely, that President Trump is a fascist who wants to eliminate all sources of ‘news’ media. Those guilty of journalistic malpractice, such as Jake Tapper and his Communist News Network (CNN), have come to take some measure of pride when it comes to pulling the wool over the eyes of the American people through their so-called ‘reporting’ of what is really nothing more than ‘fake news’. And in that sense they truly have now become the enemy of a free and prosperous America.
Those in the media have this mantra that really equates to nothing more than, “Republicans Bad, Trump evil AND bad” and which they continue to spew ad nauseam. President Trump doesn’t think like those who have essentially been continuously indoctrinated from kindergarten through Grad School to think that the only acceptable way to think is the Progressive/Socialist way, and then they end up as ‘journalists.’ They know next to nothing about how, or even why, America came to be founded, nor do they seem to care all that much what a bunch of “old white men” did in their effort to get our country initially off the ground. And whether our country survives may now come to rest on the shoulders of those who know nothing of the history of their own country. Which should really frighten everyone.
I would like to think that the Democrats have done some level of permanent injury to themselves in that it has not occurred to one them to call for nonviolence. Left leaning now equals lawlessness and that appears to be just fine with the entire Democrat Party. Civil discourse has become the order of the day. Screeching, reasonless emotion is their signature response and violence, destruction, property damage and bodily injury to those who dare to oppose them are all part of their approved actions. Left leaning equals lawless thuggery and nothing more. Without the state-controlled media there would have been no President Obama. In 2008 and 2012, they glossed over his deeply radical past, gave him a pass on missing records, worshiped his every utterance, and politically knee-capped his political opponents.
It’s impossible to list all of the devastation Obama inflicted upon this nation in eight short years, both domestically and globally. A few low-lights: More than doubling the size of the national debt, creating the Obamacare trainwreck that is fiendishly difficult from which to extricate ourselves, re-empowering Iran with pallets of American (borrowed) cash and a sweetheart deal, putting the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism on a glide path to nukes. Stoking societal divisions of all kinds and using the government to shake down corporations and funnel the fines to radical leftist organizations. The weaponizing of government agencies like DOJ, IRS, EPA as well as our intelligence agencies. In truth, his abuses make Watergate look like child’s play. So again I reiterate, with no state-controlled media there would have been no Obama.
Now that America has elected President Trump, and tasked him with bringing in a team of adults willing to get to work cleaning up the mess that was left behind, look who it is that now spends the vast majority of its time attacking and trying to thwart him at nearly every turn. And so it is then that after being willfully derelict, for the last eight years, when it came to what their role truly is supposed to be, strangely it’s only now, with a Republican in the White House, that they once again view themselves as being a watchdog over what they claim is a dictatorial president. So I’d say it’s pretty much a no-brainer, I now see the majority of America’s ‘news’ organizations as the enemy, and they represent a very clear and present danger to the freedoms and rights that we the American people have come to take for granted.
It is their refusal to accept the outcome of the 2016 elections, their refusal to acknowledge and respect the vote of the American people which led to the election of President Trump, their lies, their distortions to further Democrat propaganda, their bias, their hypocrisy, their rejection of ethics and professionalism, their continuing war on President Trump, their war on America’s police officers, their support for violence, chaos, and anarchy in America’s streets, their support for Obama’s spying on the Trump campaign during the election and their obvious support for the Democrat totalitarian police state that proves just how much the state-controlled media works to tear our nation apart and agitate against our internal security. They most certainly have become the enemy of every law-abiding American citizen.