If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly. – Thomas Sowell
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders blasted a reporter over her question about the Trump administration’s support for a “free press” or lack thereof.
ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega asked Sanders about one of President Donald Trump’s tweets from earlier in the day, wherein he criticized reportage from mainstream media outlets as “fake news.”
“The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake),” Trump wrote. “Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?”
The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018
Vega asked Sanders if stripping press outlets of White House credentials is a “line [she] is willing to cross.”
Sanders said Vega’s colleagues have often reported that the Trump White House is one of the most accessible administrations in history.
“[We’re] very committed to a free press,” Sanders said. “Me being up here… the president [spoke to you] just a couple of hours ago,” she said.
Vega reiterated her question, asking how threatening the press is a fruitful endeavor in light of the Constitutionally mandated free press.
Sanders responded by citing two examples of what she considered egregious reporting.
She said the New York Times described Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as AWOL while he was in reality retrieving American hostages from North Korea.
Sanders also slammed the Washington Post for a story that questioned whether First Lady Melania Trump physically resides in the White House or in the Beltway suburbs with her parents.
She called them “outrageous claims,” and told Vega that her and her colleagues have a “responsibility to provide accurate information” to the public.
“Responsibility”. Therein lies the rub.
The Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, cannot attack Trump on his Economic Policies, which have been very successful and which have led to a record low unemployment rate for Black Americans.
They cannot attack him on his Foreign Policy, especially after the fantastic way he has been handling the Iranians and the North Koreans..
So, they decided instead, to write fictional stories and attempt to give them believability and gravitas by claiming to have received the information for their stories from “anonymous sources”.
And, now that these stories are being debunked almost as soon as they are posted, most Americans have accurately surmised that the MSM’s “anonymous sources” are the voices inside their own over-sized heads.
The failure of the Dcmocrat-controlled MSM has brought them to the point where all they have left is to attempt to paint the U.S. President as a RAAACIIIST or a “senile old man”.
And, neither of those claims are holding water.
The Main Stream Media has gotten so desperate to bring down the juggernaut that is President Donald J. Trump that they have adopted the strategy of publishing unsubstantiated lie after unsubstantiated lie in order to assuage their own hurt feelings about their failure to aid lousy Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton in her quest to become the 45th President of the United States of America.
The depth of their grief and the blind rage of their ensuing temper tantrum has, without a doubt, wiped out any vestiges of journalistic integrity that remained after decades of being the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party.
President Trump will never be able to please the Main Stream Media.
Nor should he have to.
The Presidency of the United States of America is the most important leadership position on the Face of God’s Green Earth.
The Main Stream Media knows that.
As I have noted before, Trump has made the Media look tremendously naïve and stupid on several occasions, in scenes reminiscent of Lucy Van Pelt promising to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick, only to pull it away at the last minute leaving a helpless Charlie Brown to wipe out, tumbling head over heels.
The Main Stream Media are no longer in control of the dissemination of the news…and they know it.
Between Trump’s playing them like Charlie Daniels playing a fiddle and average Americans becoming their own reporters through the use of Social Media, “professional journalists” have watched their influence over the daily lives of Americans dwindle and diminish right before their very eyes.
Unfortunately, the lies will just keep on coming from both the Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media.
Like the attention-seeking spoiled brats that they are, the Main Stream Media believe that they can get away with anything.
That is why grandstanding idiots like Vega feel ’empowered” to show the entire world their backside and to be everything but professional during the White House Press Briefings, attacking Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at every opportunity.
Vega and grandstanding grieving Democratic Propagandists like her are why President Trump is contemplating pulling the credentials of some reporters.
The President is right.
Americans are being battered every morning and night by Fake News about Trump and his Administration from not just the Cable News Networks, but the Big 3 Broadcast Networks as well and all of their local affiliates.
Americans want their news to be just that: Information about the events going on around them, delivered by unbiased professional reporters.
If Americans wanted Fake News, they would pick up the National Enquirer while waiting in line at the grocery store, instead of watching the news every morning before they leave for work..
If they want to see two guys yell nonsensically at each other, as they do on these “Discussion Panels” on CNN and MSNBC, they will tune into the WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” or Tuesday Night’s “Smackdown Live”.
Americans are now living in a time when the Main Stream Media’s blatant propaganda is no longer believed at face value, as the evidence which refutes it is appearing in the live videos and photographs being shared on Facebook and other Social Media.
Average Americans are winning the war against the “New Fascism” of the Tyranny of the Minority by the sharing of information through Social Media.
Self-righteous Liberals, masquerading as Broadcast “Journalists”, like Vega and the rest of the Main Stream Media, need to wake up and smell what they’re shoveling before their version of “Broadcast Journalism” goes the way of the dinosaurs…
…after the Americans who are still watching tune them out to watch cat videos on Facebook.
Until He Comes,