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For the Media, If It's Anti-Trump It's Too Good to Check

For the Media, If It's Anti-Trump It's Too Good to Check

U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One upon departure from West Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 11:56 AM Current | Bio | Archive

This week presents us with another example of the Opposition Media’s curious news judgement and disdain for truth.

What do you think the response of the OpMedia would be if Donald Trump hired Judge Jeanine, Tucker Carlson, or Ben Shapiro as an advisor? You know as well as we do that the focus would instantly be on what the three had done that was controversial or ‘racist’ to the censorious media. And there would be no time limit or sense of scale regarding the imagined P.C. transgressions for any of the trio.

The media would paint any of the three in the worst possible light and then use that caricature to smear the president and imply that his views were a perfect match for the media-invented views of the three conservatives.

That’s why the OpMedia’s response to the hiring of David Sirota is so curious. Sirota joins the 2020 Bernie Sanders campaign as a senior advisor and speechwriter. That means Sirota will be attacking Trump, which is a badge of honor for the media.

The only coverage that was even mildly critical of the new hire was an inside baseball account of how Sirota had been criticizing other Democrat primary opponents on social media before he became a Bernie Bro.

It took Fox News to reveal the real controversy regarding Sirota.

Here’s what Fox found, “Back when police were vigorously pursuing suspects following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a senior communications adviser and speechwriter with 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote, 'Let's hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American' -- and then confidently doubled down hours later, in a separate piece entitled, 'I still hope the bomber is a white American.'"

That statement and sentiment is simply vile. It’s also race-baiting and the worst variety of political opportunism and exploitation.

Yet Fox didn’t imply that Sanders agreed with the statement. It simply asked the Sanders campaign and Sirota for a comment and was ignored. The OpMedia ignored the Fox scoop and the issue, which is a typical example of the media’s news judgement when it comes to protecting leftists.

The example of disdaining the truth comes in regard to — SURPRISE! — a statement President Trump is alleged to have made.

A CNN contributor (soon to be, we predict, a former CNN contributor) writing in Real Clear Politics explained very clearly how the claim Trump described neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, as “fine people” is an out and out lie.

Steve Cortes was being interviewed on CNN and when another contributor repeated the lie he objected, “Trump’s ‘fine people on both sides’ observation clearly related to those on both sides of the Confederate monument debate, and specifically excluded the violent supremacists.” At which point the vacant anchor Erin Burnett chimed in a said he was wrong and Trump did say that.

In his story Cortes supplies Trump’s exact quote, which you won’t see in the OpMedia because it proves them to be liars again. Here’s what the president really said, “But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name…I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”

There’s proof the leftist stenographers in the media, Never Trumpers, and the left in general has been lying about Charlottesville since 2017. Repetition of this lie proves the media’s utter disdain for the truth and their audience.

We’ve almost reached the dangerous time when a useful rule to tell when the media is lying is to see if their lips are moving.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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