Jeff Zucker, the head of the nation’s biggest fake news network, CNN, is whining over what he claims is an “unconscionable and dangerous” effort by President Donald Trump to de-legitimize the press which has, according to him, increased the threats faced by his fake news peddlers.
“We’ve been dealing with this in very real and heightened way over the last 18 months,” he blubbered.
Oh, cry me a river.
CNN has brought this all on itself by throwing off even the thinnest veil of covering this president fairly and objectively. And they’ve been pulling this same kind of crud for YEARS. They weren’t dubbed the “Clinton News Network” back in the 90’s for nothing.
CNN was particularly brutal covering former House Speaker Newt Gingrichafter the Republican take-over of Congress in 1994. And it was unceasing in its negative coverage of former Republican President George W. Bush.
In addition, the network has served as the unofficial propaganda machine for Democrats against any and all GOP presidential candidates over the years…with the possible exception of Sen. John McCain. But he doesn’t count as a Republican.
And it’s even worse when a Republican is also considered a principled conservative.
On the other hand, CNN goes out of its way to protect Democrats and liberals – only occasionally criticizing them with kid gloves to project a false sheen of objectivity.
But their efforts to de-legitimize President Trump have taken their bias, including outright and demonstrable lies, to an all-new level. It’s shameful. Disgusting. Unconscionable. And yes, dangerous.
The poisonous political environment that exists today – in which a Bernie Sanders supporter decides it’s OK to take a high-powered rifle and go “Republican hunting” at a local playground – can be laid directly at the feet of CNN and its “amen corner” at other liberal news outlets.
For years CNN has used its bully pulpit – with the key word being “bully” – to beat Republican elected officials into submission on a wide variety of public policy issues and campaigns. And once they’ve decided to target an individual, they’ve been a pit bull on a bone. They just won’t let it go.
Then along came Mr. Trump. Unlike most Republicans, he bites back.
And after decades of having it all their way, CNN doesn’t like it. But CNN has brought this all on itself. The public caught on to their act long ago but never had a champion tough enough to put them in their rightful place. Now we do.
Of course, CNN and others wrap themselves in the shroud of protecting “the peoples’ right to know.” But no one elected them to do that for us. They’re self-appointed. With no accountability. Unlike our government’s constitutionally established “checks and balances,” the media has operated its anti-GOP/anti-Trump propaganda machine with absolute impunity.
Enough is enough.
I’m certainly not condoning violence or physical threats against the self-proclaimed “reporters” and “journalists” at CNN. But to blame President Trump for the negative reactions to their ongoing and relentless fake news for simply defending himself and counter-punching in the political arena is absurd.
Our advice to Jeff Zucker if he won’t change his evil ways and stop trying to de-legitimize Trump’s presidency: Suck it up, buttercup. It’s gonna be a long seven-and-a-half years!
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Professor of Psephology (homeschooled)
Nevada’s #1 Irritator of Liberals and RINOs
P.S. Promises made, promises kept. Another Obama-era policy enacted without congressional approval bites the dust…
“Yesterday, DHS Secretary John Kelly, after consulting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, signed a memo rescinding the November 20, 2014 memo that created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (‘DAPA’) program. The rescinded policy also provided expanded work authorization for recipients under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) program for three years (versus two years). This policy has also now been rescinded.”
And the march to make America great again soldiers on!
“Billionaires don’t care what the odds are. We don’t listen to common sense or do what’s conventional or expected. We follow our vision, no matter how crazy or idiotic other people think it is.” – Donald Trump, “Think Like a Billionaire” (2004)
NEVADA NEWS & VIEWS
Don’t look now but there’s a serious resurgence of GOP party operations going on in Nevada.
After seven years of relentless efforts to defund and de-legitimize the Nevada Republican Party and its county subsidiaries, tax-hiking RINO Gov. Brian Sandoval is now a lame duck. Donors are no longer afraid of him and his in-house political machine. The spigots for party operations are starting to re-open.
Indeed, with the nascent gubernatorial candidacy of Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt, grassroots activists, party officials and major funders are talking, coordinating and cooperating again. Heck, Nevada might even become a GOP-majority state by election day!
Nevada GOP chief Michael McDonald is stronger now than he’s ever been, thanks in part to sticking his neck out early in support of the man now living in the White House. And the new chairman of the Clark County Republican Party, Carl Bunce, is a seasoned political operative with the additional bonus of being a principled conservative.
Add in the fact that Sheldon Adelson of the Las Vegas Sands continues to be a strong supporter of the President and generous funder of GOP projects and candidates with the fact that gaming executive Steve Wynn is now the Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee and you have a strong foundation for the party to be extremely strong up and down the ballot in 2018.
Watch out, Democrats. The pieces are falling into place for making Nevada conservative again!
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“The New York Times is simply a ridiculous publication. And has been for decades. It is hopelessly, blindly, willfully Leftist. And has been for decades. And to advance their Leftism, they have lied and lied again and again. For decades.” – Seton Motley, Less Government, 6/15/17