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  • Sunday Discourse: Fake (Biased) News and a Coordinated Effort to Silence Conservatives and Destroy Trump

    By Neil A. Carousso

    I came across an article in The New York Times this morning and I wanted to share it with you as a prime example of why people do not trust the mainstream media.

    This utterly biased article centers around a Trump supporter in the media (yes, there are some but they aren’t treated kindly or with respect from so-called journalists), labeling him as a “conspiracy theorist.” The Times clearly does not like Jack Posobiec because he is a young man (33-years-old) with a different perspective and has been granted access to the The White House press briefings. Even Donald Trump Jr. reads his materials and Retweets Posobiec from time-to-time.

    The article is dripping with condescension that only legacy media outlets should have access to the almighty press briefings and The People’s House that is supposed to represent a government of the people, by the people and for the people who are given First Amendment rights, including freedom of the press. Note that “freedom of the press” does not mean freedom of some press outlets. Freedom of speech does not mean only speech that agrees with a liberal, anti-Trump agenda.

    Another example of this bias from the Sunday shows today is on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” where Stephanopoulos interviewed former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara. While it is tradition that U.S. attorneys offer their resignation when a new administration enters The White House, Bharara refused, taunting President Donald J. Trump to fire him as the Chief Executive ultimately did on March 11 after serving while Barack Obama was president.

    Today, Bharara, in his first television interview since he was terminated, told Stephanopoulos, former White House communications director for former-President Bill Clinton, that ex-FBI Director James Comey’s leaking of his own memos to the media “sounds more like a distraction” than a legal issue. A man of the law is denying that leaking sensitive information is not legally questionable at least. This is absolute spin. When an FBI director is found to be a leaker, that is alarming. It is like a fireman who sets arson fires.

    Bharara, without pushback, said there’s “absolutely evidence” to begin an obstruction of justice case against President Trump. The fact is, there is no evidence of obstruction. A former U.S. attorney should know better. The President has a different legal standard plus it is Comey’s word against Mr. Trump’s word. This is another sour grapes political actor who is seeking revenge after being fired for just reasons by President Trump.

    Back to The New York Times article: It makes the assumption and claims that Trump supporters are “fringe” “right-wing” “conspiracy theorists.” The liberal activist organization Media Matters for America that pushes boycotts of conservative commentators like syndicated talk radio host and Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity is given credence by The Times with a quote in the context of truth-telling.

    To summarize The Times’ piece: Trump supporters are insane and need to be lectured and stopped (so much for free speech) and liberal activists are honest, working to destroy President Trump and his agenda for a just cause.

    Harvard University Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy released a report that reviews media coverage of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days, revealing most news outlets covered President Trump with a negative tone.
    Harvard University Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy released a report that reviews media coverage of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days, revealing most news outlets covered President Trump with a negative tone.

    This “news” article is exactly what is wrong with the mainstream media today. They tell you “All the news That’s Fit to Print” their agendas, offering contempt in what reads like scolding lectures of what to believe and what not to trust, otherwise, you will be brainwashed by “right-wing” lunatics; however, brainwashing is exactly what some media outlets are doing by publishing this type of drivel.

    "Donald Trump's Contract with the American Voter," President Trump's ambitious agenda and his promise to the American people.
    “Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter,” President Trump’s ambitious agenda and his promise to the American people.

    They distract, like House and Senate Democrats, from the legislative agenda millions of Americans, from all walks of life and all parties and different ideologies, voted for on November 8, 2016 – repeal and replace of ObamaCare with a free market approach to healthcare, individual and corporate tax reform, repair of the crippling infrastructure, easing the regulatory burden on small businesses, cutting the deep state bureaucracy that works in their self-interest instead of the interests of the American people, enforcing immigration laws and keeping the nation safe from terror, putting American interests first and refusing to apologize for our strong stance on human rights and democracy, growing the economy and creating jobs for blue collar workers who have been left out of the labor force, taking care of our veterans and our soldiers who have sacrificed everything for our freedom, renegotiate trade deals to our benefit, moving towards energy independence, and nominate conservative justices to the Supreme Court and lower courts to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

    Our democracy is founded on free speech and unity not political divisiveness that hurts our own, especially in today’s age of terror when radical jihadists seek vulnerabilities to infiltrate democratic nations and institute Sharia Law. And when peaceful protesters speak out against Sharia Law, the radical faction of Islam that indoctrinates and imposes the enslavement of women and persecution of homosexuals, Christians and Jewish people in some Muslim-majority nations such as Iran, Saudia Arabia and Qatar, leftists label protesters as having “Islamophobia.”

    While one may not agree with everything President Trump or one’s family members, friends and acquaintances say, we should all be able to agree on the fact that we are blessed to be in a country in which we can have political disagreements without fear. The problem is, the hypocritical left, the snowflakes, have a gripe with free speech when they do not agree with someone’s political views. They spark riots on college campuses, places that are supposed to be beacons of debate and dialogue, in order to prevent people of different perspectives from speaking. These snowflakes believe it is their obligation to silence Conservatives and Trump supporters. That is un-American.

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