Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Media, and Presidents Nixon, Ford, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and President Trump
Rush Limbaugh stirred up controversy when he said 4 days before President Obama’s inauguration: “I hope he fails.” He subsequently “clarified” his statement: “I want him to fail, if his agenda is a far-left collectivism.” Unfortunately, President Obama succeeded in fulfilling much of his far-left collectivism, but failed the American people. The media and politicians were outraged by Russ’ statement; they went ballistic. Today’s mainstream media not only wants President Trump to fail, but they also are in a campaign to destroy his presidency. Their actions are the most vicious since President Nixon’s Administration. They believed that they through Woodstein brought down the Nixon Presidency and forced his disgraceful resignation. “Watergate” was a Washington Post exclusive. It was based on a series of leaks by Mark Feld, the disgruntled Deputy Director of the FBI. He had been passed over for FBI Director by President Nixon. The Watergate Hearings were broadcast live with John Dean’s testimony riveting. The media and President Nixon had a tortured relationship going back to 1948. Richard Nixon as a Representative and then as a Senator got famous for his actions against Communists in the government. He was instrumented in the unmasking of Alger Hiss as a communist spy. Direct evidence is lacking today of Hiss’ spying, but with the release of the Soviet archives, consensus has developed that Alger Hiss was guilty. Vice President Nixon narrowly lost the 1960 Presidential election, perhaps because of voter fraud in Chicago and Texas. Not a peep from the media. They loved JFK. The Vice President was defeated for Governor of California by incumbent Pat Brown. He uttered these remarks in his concession speech: “You don’t have Nixon to kick around, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.” Richard Nixon is proof of the adage that “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.” Some commentators believe President Ford lost the 1976 election because of Chevy Chase and Saturday Night Live. Chevy portrayed President Ford as a stumbling, fumbling, klutz Also stupid, eventhough President Ford was a graduate of Yale Law School. Chevy Chase subsequently admitted he wanted Jimmy Carter to win. They tried and failed with Reagan, portraying him as a stupid, trigger happy, loose cannon. President George H.W. Bush was pictured as out of touch with ordinary Americans. President George W. Bush, a graduate of Yale and Harvard Business School, was stupid. He was also incompetent, as shown by the government’s response to Katrina. The reality is that it was the Democratic Governor Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Negrin who were responsible for the post hurricane chaos in New Orleans. George W. Bush turned the economy around and recorded large gains in employment until the real estate market collapsed on his watch setting off the Great Recession. The media kept saying as employment grew that the job increases were in ow paying jobs. So too with President Obama's tepid job growth equally in low paying jobs, but they were silent on the type of jobs. If the media is obsessed with lies and fact-checking President Trump, then what about President Obama? Where do we begin? I guess those jobs weren’t so shovel ready after all If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor You can keep your insurance company Benghazi Fast and Furious Details of the Iran deal VA IRS How about nobody’s “been a better friend of Israel” eventhough he dispatched money and operatives to Israel to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Obama’s Misstatements Where to begin? I’ve campaigned in all 57 states with one to go. How about his statement about the founding of America: Islam was one of America’s founding religions “woven into the fabric of our country since its foundation.” America was founded as a WASP country, White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant. Vice President Dan Quayle, also portrayed as stupid, was reviled by the media for saying “potato” could be spelt with an “e”, as in “potatoe.” George W. Bush The New York Times and other newspapers sent a team to Florida to independently recount the votes in Florida. President Bush also won that recount. The media and Democrats castigated the Bush Administration on Valerie Plame’s disclosure of being a CIA agent by a columnist As to Governor Sarah Palin, Vice President Candidate, the media “parachuted” a couple dozen parachutists into Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska to flyspeck her public and personal life, and to question her intelligence Tina Fay and Saturday Night Live (once again) destroyed her image “I can see Russia from my house.” That was Tina, not Sarah. Any misstatement blown up But not Obama 57 states and one to go Obama’s lies How about Clinton’s Russian connection? Uranium deal Hacked emails Clinton Foundation The donations The expenditures The compulsive lying? The media ignores the constant drip of misstatements by Vice President Joe Biden. The media is unabashly trying to destroy President Trump and his agenda. The late show hosts take mean shots at President Trump to boost their ratings. Stephen Colbert has lashed out in an vicious, expletive deleted rant against president TrumpIt takes no courage to lash out at someone when they are not there to protect themselves or respond. President Trump’s problem is that he ran an unconventional campaign with many snarly remarks. He vows to “drain the swamp.” He has expressed contempt for the media, as do his supporters. It’s a problem because the swamp does not want to be drained. It is fighting back through leaks to a complaint media. Russ Limbaugh said of President Obama “I hope he fails.” Representative John Lewis told NBC President Trump was not “a legitimate President.” Representative Maxine Waters called for impeachment almost as soon as President Trump’s inauguration. 67 Democrats boycotted the Trump Inauguration. The media in its animus towards President Trump will not let the facts get in the way of a good anti-Trump story. The Washington Post was wrong over a week ago in writing FBI Director James Comey had requested more funding. Denials came from every direction. The Washington Post was wrong a few days back in saying Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to resign. Denials came from every direction. The Washington Post reported yesterday that President Trump breached national security by giving secret intelligence information to the Russians. Denials all around; the story was false. The New York Times is now reporting on a memo Comey wrote in which he said President Trump asked him to drop the investigation into General Flynn. At least that’s what we’ve told the memo says. Even the Times has not seen it yet. If we are going to see that memo, then we should also see all of Comey’s letters relating to President Trump or Secretary Clinton. Not happening, at least yet. The New York Times and Washington Post have not yet reached the level of the Los Angeles Times in an editorial entitles “Our Dishonest President.” It included such words and phrases as ‘Narcissist,” “demagogue,” “magnitude of train wreck,” and “his utter lack of regard for truth.” MSNBC hit a journalistic low in another way. Mika Brzezinski on “Morning Joe” revealed ioff the record comments that Trump Campaign Manager and now White House Counsel Kellyanne Conway had supposedly said highly negative things about President trump. Once of President Nixon’s aides say to the President that the media was extremely biased. President Nixon essentially replied “Get over it.” A double standard clearly exists in the media in covering conservatives.