Tomorrow approximately 100 U.S. newspapers, small and large, have agreed to Marjorie Pritchard’s idea to publish anti-Trump editorials.
Each of the newspapers will prove themselves to be devotees of fake news in more ways than one.
“We are not the enemy of the people,” said Ms. Pritchard, a deputy managing editor of The Boston Globe last Friday, referring to a characterization of journalists that President Trump has used when criticizing the media — not just newspapers — for fake news. Which includes omitting facts that would completely change the story if reported.
This past weekend, for example, on the one-year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville protests, white supremacists and radical leftists known as Antifa returned to commit more violence. But very few white supremacists appeared so the Antifa attacked the media — NBC News reporter Cal Perry and his crew. Threatening Mr. Perry, the Antifa knocked his camera out of his hands while screaming profanities at him and his crew.
Ignoring the attack, NBC simply said the media was “heckled.” Headlines at CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post called the Antifa “anti-hate protesters.”
They didn’t report what happened because they — the media — have an agenda of fake news, which is to make Trump supporters look bad, very bad.
And to make leftist liberals look good. Very good.
Because their chosen candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, didn’t win the election that they said would. And they’re still mad. Very mad.
It’s sad and disturbing that NBC would choose to ignore violent leftist assaulting their their own employees, said Nicholas Fondacaro on newsbusters.org “in exchange for railing against President Trump’s voters, but this appears to be the world we live in now. The assault also came after the entire liberal media had been trying to convince the public that Trump supporters were the violent ones reporters had to watch out for.”
Mr. Trump has never said that ALL of the media are disingenuous or that they all publish and promote fake news. The media he has gone after —with justifiable criticism because they are agenda driven — are CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, the Post, the Times, Los Angles Times and many others. They know what they are doing. And have done.
Making her plea last week to newspapers to make an impression on Americans, Ms. Pritchard said, “I hope it would educate readers to realize that an attack on the First Amendment is unacceptable. We are a free and independent press. It is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution.”
Well, yes it is. But if the media at large ever paid attention to the First Amendment, it has now pretty much forgotten what it says and what it means.
The First Amendment espouses five rights: Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble and freedom to petition the government for a readdress of grievances.
In a summary of what John Peter Zenger endured and accomplished as a printer and as a voice for liberty and freedom of the press when accused of libel in 1733 in New York City — when libel was published information opposed to the government and truth was irrelevant — Jan LaRue, senior legal analyst with the American Civil Rights Union, said Mr. Zenger’s lawyer, Andrew Hamilton, argued vigorously for the right of a newspaper to criticize freely and truthfully the acts and conduct of government officials. The court wouldn’t permit Mr. Hamilton to prove truth as a defense; nevertheless, the jury ignored the court and acquitted Mr. Zenger.
The media has every right to “criticize freely and truthfully” acts and conduct of government officials, but not to lie to promote an agenda. Which it does now.
The media is now celebrating the pathetic Omarosa Manigault Newman, says columnist Patricia McCarthy, “with her book of lies and accusations that everyone knows are fabricated. The anchors on all the MSM outlets know exactly who and what she is but are wooing her in the hope that she will be the one to take Trump down. They never give up. They never learn. From the Access Hollywood tape to Omarosa, they are confident that each new lowlife with a story to tell will be the one to overturn the election. They are like Energizer bunnies; they have motors but no brains. They never give up, no matter how ridiculous the attacks on Trump become. In short, they are utter fools.”
In 19 months, Ms. McCarthy continues, Mr. Trump has reinvigorated the economy 4.1% through tax cuts and deregulation. Which has spurred employment and created new lows for unemployment 3.9%, especially among African-Americans and Hispanics. And the use of Food Stamps has fallen by a few million. And he is reinvigorating America’s armed forces.
The person who accomplished all this is President Donald Trump, the person leftist, liberals, and the leftist, liberal media, want to destroy. That is their agenda.
That agenda says leftists today don’t have the best interests of America at heart.
When newspapers follow Ms. Pritchard’s wishes and publish anti-Trump editorials and columns tomorrow, they will illustrate just how right Mr. Trump is to label them as disseminators of fake news.