Sunday, September 18, 2016
Donald Trump's Deranged and Dishonest War On the Media
As we know Donald Trump is always attacking the media, and going after reporters who criticize him, or don't flatter his bloated ego.
Blasting away at them on his deranged Twitter account, in an obvious attempt to intimidate them.
He has vowed that if he becomes President he will change the law to make it easier to sue them for libel.
And this weekend his tiny fingers have been typing away furiously, threatening the New York Times.
But although the depraved man child is full of sound and fury, he fails to mention which New York Times' story set him off.
So we are forced to wonder whether it's the story that reveals him to be a sleazy and hypocritical huckster.
The ultimate insider, and member of the One Percent, who blasts big government out of one corner of his Con man mouth, while sucking up tax breaks with the other.
Or the story that portrays him as a huckster AND a pathological liar.
Routine falsehoods, unfounded claims and inflammatory language have long been staples of Mr. Trump’s anything-goes campaign. But as the polls tighten and November nears, his behavior, and the implications for the country should he become president, are alarming veteran political observers — and leaving them deeply worried about the precedent being set, regardless of who wins the White House.
“It’s frightening,” said Vin Weber, a former Republican congressman from Minnesota. “Our politics, because of him, is descending to the level of a third-world country. There’s just nothing beneath him. And I don’t know why we would think he would change if he became president. That’s what’s really scary.”
And of course, as a man too coarse, too ignorant, and too dangerous to be President.
But the good news is that it doesn't really matter what story drove the Angry Orange over the deep end this time.
What counts is that the media, after giving Trump a pass for so long, seem to be finally tiring of being played by him.
As they were played the other day, when he summoned them to an "important announcement" at his newest hotel. Only to use the occasion to plug his hotel like a cheap huckster.
He seemed untroubled in using an ostensible campaign event just a few blocks from the White House to openly promote his personal commercial interests 52 days before the election.
Before delivering a disgracefully short and absurd statement on his birther conspiracy, and then taking no questions. Which had even CNN's venerable John King seeing red...
And calling a fraud a fraud.
While others in the media all but accused him of lying like a thief...
And if the media do turn on him, and start exposing his many scandals, or challenging his many lies, it will do him great harm. And those who helped create the monster will help destroy him.
And all I can say is it's about time.
For there can now be no doubt whatsoever, that if a man who lies like Trump does, and goes after the media like he is always doing, and is as crazy as he is, is not stopped.
Democracy and decency don't stand a chance.
And it will be the way fascism comes to America...