I've stopped writing every day about fake news because, well, it's all just fake news. I've stopped writing every day about the lying media because, well, that's just what they do. But this LA Times "editorial" just pushed me over the edge, "Our Dishonest President". With a title like that you just gotta respond. So where to begin? It starts out by declaring that since the start of the campaign Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue. A narcissist, Ok, let's see. If he were a Hollywood celebrity nobody would be calling him a narcissist. If he were a Democrat politician nobody would be calling him a demagogue. He'd just be one of them. But because he's popular, rich, and knows exactly what he wants in life and goes out and gets its he's a narcissist and a demagogue.
I haven't written much lately about fake news because it's all fake news, all the time, now. It gets boring after a while. But I thought I'd write about a couple things. First the "wiretapping" story. As we all know the NY Times wrote last year about the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign colluding with the Russians to "hack" the election. They used the term "wire tap" to describe how the information had been collected. Similar stories ran rampant across the web and news shows for weeks. President Trump reads the news and watches TV. He threw it back in their faces and said how sad it was that the Obama administration had tapped his wires. This created a fire storm which resulted in the mass media denying they ever said anything about wire tapping and promptly declared Trump insane and paranoid for even suggesting he was under investigation. Huh?
You gotta love the twisted logic of the liberal media. CBS is reporting in Pasedena that, "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been going to courthouses and arresting people in America illegally, sparking outrage from prosecutors and attorneys." So now according to leftists ICE officers arresting people who are in the country illegally is now illegal? The lawyers in sanctuary cities are upset that ICE officials are forced to wait until illegals show up for court hearings to arrest them since the court systems in these states refuse to hold them or notify ICE officials that they are releasing them. Now the states are worried that this will discourage illegals from coming forward and reporting crimes or testifying in cases if it means they might be deported. Well, if the states were willing to comply with federal law then the government wouldn't have to wait outside the courthouse to detain these people.
Bloomberg does everything they can to downplay the great jobs numbers that came out earlier today and instead tried to turn it into another scandal, if you can believe it. First the title of the story tries to make it seem like the news isn't really news since Trump is reporting on the headlines from Drudge, and as we all know Drudge is nothing but fake news, mindless of the fact that the Drudge Report isn't even a news site, it's just an aggregator of links to news stories written by the people who claim to be real news. Second they make these two statements right at the top of the story,
- Payrolls grow by 235,000 in first full month of his term
- President had disparaged figures showing growth under Obama
Trump praises his job numbers but disparaged Obama's. Well, duh, job growth was abysmal during the last eight years under Obama. Why would anyone praise those numbers? Third, in the first sentence of the first paragraph they say, "President Donald Trump used the first federal jobs report of his presidency to promote a narrative of an invigorated economy that may strengthen his political position..." Promoting a narrative. Now who do we know likes to promote narratives, for things that aren't actually true? Why the lying media of course. Using false statements and innuendo to try to convince people that something is true when in fact it's not is how you "promote a narrative." Using actual facts to back up what you are saying is called "telling the truth".
The left often refer to the "dreams" of immigrants who come to American, but they are usually referring to those who come here illegally. Ben Carson recently spoke of another type of immigrant, those who were brought here involuntarily, which created quite a stink in the liberal media. "There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land." This has thrown the race baiters and race pimps into fits of hysteria. How dare he compare slavery to immigration!