With the arrival of Donald Trump onto the political scene, and something exacerbated even more by the fact that he managed to get himself elected president, there has been a growing list of those employed there at Fox News for whom maintaining the charade of being “Fair and Balanced” has now become next to impossible. You know, folks like Dana Perino, John Roberts, Chris Wallace, Bret Baier, Geraldo, Shepard Smith and Juan Williams. And to that list we can also now apparently add Martha MacCallum. While I have never viewed her as being an actual Trump supporter she, unlike Megyn Kelly in the past, has usually managed to keep her dislike of the president a little better under wraps. But apparently that’s no longer the case!
Because during a recent interview with Politico’s “Women Rule” podcast which was released this past Wednesday, MacCallum stated she finds President Trump’s labeling of some things as “fake news” “disturbing.” She also said that the media oftentimes “doesn’t cut him a break.” Personally I see nothing wrong with the president placing a label on that which it so very obviously is. Sadly, a very large percentage of what is, today, presented as being ‘real news’, is ,at least as it may relate to the president, is ‘fake.’ There’s simply no other way to describe it. And I also have no problem with the president’s description of ‘fake news’ as being the enemy of the people. Because those who spew pure propaganda ARE the enemy of the people!
MacCallum said, “I find it disturbing. I think it’s a mistake. I think there have been mistakes made on all sides of this equation. I think that often, the media doesn’t cut him a break. I think they, many times, don’t give him credit for anything. … On the other hand, when he points at the press in the back of the room and calls them the ‘enemy of the people,’ that is wrong. And it exacerbates the situation, and I think it inflames the media towards him. And unfortunately, we’re all human, so people’s feelings get hurt. And — but I think it puts all of us in a bad place. I think it makes some members of the media unfair to him. And I think it makes him unfair in his broad strokes about ‘fake news.’”
I do find it all rather interesting that the one party that seldom deviates one iota from their socialist/hate-America agenda, the party that quashes all freedom of thought when it comes to minorities in this country with the sense that they should believe nothing other than what they’re told by Democrats, the party that seeks only to ‘redistribute wealth in the name of the greater good’, and who routinely calls out the opposing party as being fascists, racists, white supremacists and Nazis, is seen as being somehow above criticism, while President Trump is not. Democrats have perfected the art of accusing the Republicans of everything Democrats really do. And the obedient, hypnotized, thrill up the leg masses sing right along with their masters.
Up to know I had always thought that Martha was a bit more objective and therefore less susceptible when it came to falling for the type of fiction we see being spewed on CNN, MSNBC and the alphabet networks and by those who insist upon referring to themselves as ‘journalists.’ They are not, and should be called out for it. President Trump is exactly right in doing as he is doing. He is a man of the people and we the people are disgusted with the media. The perpetrators of ‘Fake News’ ARE the enemies of the people and until they are able to see the error of their ways they need to wear Trump’s moniker of ‘fake news’. And a well-earned it is. And it’s one they will continue to be made to wear until they change their ways.
As we have progressed through the Trump presidency it would seem that McCallum’s dislike for Trump has now gotten to the point where like so many others on the network, it simply oozes out of her. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t even watch her anymore. I don’t even turn the channel on until eight o’clock, when Tucker comes on. From there I watch Hannity followed by Laura Ingraham and then go to bed. Perhaps Martha and Megyn Kelly, now that she’s out of another job, might want get together and start up their own Trump hating network. But then with the number of Trump haters growing there at Fox News there may be no need to start a new network. Hell, maybe Megyn will come back and join the Hate-Trump crowd.
And finally, what I find as being “disturbing” is that by saying that she’s “disturbed” by President Trump’s “attacks” on the media, MacCallum and your fellow corporate sell-outs there at Fox News are essentially adopting the CNN/MSNBC meme, instead of choosing to maintain that which once set Fox News apart from the ‘faux news’ organizations in the first place. The larger point here is President Trump has been, and continues to be, viciously attacked from the very moment he announced he was going to run by all of the networks and nearly 24/7. The man was accused of colluding with Russia, cavorting with hookers and tax cheating, and his family has also been viscously attacked. And yet because he’s president he is not permitted to fight back?