ABC News’ White House correspondent Karen Travers approvingly tweeted out a paragraph of a front-page Washington Post rant written by Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, and Rachel Bade. The paragraph comes from their cri de coeur headlined “Trump’s Ukraine Call Reveals A President Convinced Of His Own Invincibility.”
While the article matches the headline in its extreme bias and shrill outpouring of opinion — seemingly written by the Democratic National Committee’s newest batch of enthusiastic interns — it is presented as if it’s news, a common problem with our current media culture. Here’s the paragraph:
Every single assertion of this paragraph isn’t just wrong, but the opposite of right. In each sentence, Trump is being blamed for things his political opponents have done. Let’s take a look at some examples.
Trump’s sense of himself as above the law has been reinforced throughout his time in office.
In fact, the main problem during the Trump administration has been the way the self-annointed “Resistance” in the media, unelected bureaucracy, and political institutions have treated Trump as if he were below the law. Traditionally, hard-fought losses are usually followed by an acceptance of the reality of election results, even if grudgingly.
In the case of Donald Trump, his campaign was spied on prior to the election by the intelligence services and government apparatus controlled by the opposing party. They used wiretaps, national security letters, human informants, and other surveillance. His transition was undermined by leaks suggesting that the FBI took seriously an uncorroborated and ludicrous collection of tall tales, “research” later determined to have been secretly funded by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.
President Trump has yet to be treated as the legitimate winner of the free and fair election he won in 2016. Some 70 Democrats refused to go to his inauguration in protest. The weaponized opposition material from Trump’s political enemies was used to get his national security advisor terminated, his attorney general sidelined from any oversight of his agency, to scare foreign leaders from effectively engaging in foreign policy discussions, to keep good people from serving in his administration, and to ruin the lives of anyone who worked with Trump to secure his victory.
Much more of this at The Federalist
And make no mistake, liberals BELIEVE this crap. They eat it up and regurgitate it back, then eat it up again, endlessly. Of course, since 90% of the media is nothing but liberal propaganda, they have little ability to cross-reference anything they might suspect is merely feeding their preconceived bias to determine the truth and reduce their own self-imposed stupidity.
Even when you ask questions such as “what laws were broken?” or “how is Trump racist” and all you get is stunned silence. But, this never triggers a response of THINKING and wondering if they are being lied to; having the media reinforce their own bigoted prejudice is far too much fun… not to mention easy.
It is remarkable how little they care about the unnecessary harm and damage these lies do to our nation.
Even when proven wrong, the left refuses to believe they were wrong and continue to spew the same argument they made before they were proven wrong.
Case in point, this comment from our resident Communist, Greggie Goebbels:
” He (Trump) got an assist from Russia last time around. This time it looks like he might be trying to enlist Ukraine to build a phony scandal to smear Joe Biden.”
They are doing their level best to pin Bidens crimes on Trump. They did it with kids in cages, using old photos taken from when Barry was in charge. and got busted. The same old tricks, these old dogs never can learn new tricks.
Has Biden , as Trump did, welcomed an investigation? https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/382928-comey-says-trump-wanted-pee-tape…
I know it comes from Comey who believes that guy….
Nothing about the whistle blowers claims have been confirmed. What if the old fox knows this wasnt about a call with Ukraine, but just going along with wild assumptions made by the conspiracy theories of the DNC media, to put a spotlight on Bidens confession of crime?
There has been a meeting but it was closed doors and no one would leak what goes on there, (cough) they just never ever leak anything to WA POOP. Next in line NY Slimes.
Happy first day of Autumn everyone…summers gone 🙁
Time to see if the rake will give another year of service, rearrange the closet rotate the sweaters forward, change the table cloth from summer theme. Buy Stabil for the engines, replace all the batteries in the smoke alarms.(Sweetie needs to know when dinner is done) 😉
Dr. John (which obviously is construed as the usual distracting mouthpieces- aka Deplorable, N. Blue, Retire, or the newly invented cheerleader recruit of the day), I’m just wondering if any additional Trump admission would matter.
If Trump were to say publicly “Damn right I pressured a foreign leader to interfere in the 2020 American presidential election by smearing and digging up dirt on my opponent in order to help me win” (which isn’t far from what he’s already said), would this still be the corrupt liberal media fake news?
If Trump were to release the phone conversations and it confirmed the worst, and Trump publicly admitted its authenticity, would that make any difference of anything?
Or does such an action (again, assuming the action is positively confirmed-even to the point that even Trump supporters and Fox News fully admit it) lack legal concern? And if so, is there any possible action Trump could commit that would draw the condemnation of Trump from you and/or your puppets rather than blaming the media or democrats?
I doubt many of the Left’s useful idiots in the media see it, or many of the truly dumb Dem candidates, either, BUT I suspect there are wheels within wheels at the top levels of the DNC that is forcing Biden (the placeholder) out and making it look like Trump did it instead of themselves.
Biden is also dumb enough to buy this narrative.
He will probably go and commiserate with those very inner circle leaders over his ouster from the run for nominee.
And they’ll hug him while laughing on the inside.
Now, who are the real leaders of the Dems?
Soros, for one. He’s been buying State’s Atty Gens for some time now.
She is ruthless and bitter and can get money whenever she wants to.
Silicon Valley billionaires?
Oh, I think so.
Look at the one who passed himself off as merely AOC’s staffer when he was really her main organizer and promoter.
Her and 3 others.
Supposedly he’s teamed up to push another dozen or so in this next congressional election, too.
Google, You Tube, FaceBook, and more are all led by uber-lefty Billionaires for whom money is no longer a good enough fix.
They need power.
How better to get that power than a “social credit score” that keeps you trapped and poor at home, or a packaging of your prescription meds for each day and “accidentally” killing you at some point? (OOPS!)
@Ronald J Ward: Nope it wouldnt, there is nothing illegal about asking a country to investigate corruption in their own country. Now if Biden has nothing to hide why worry? If Biden used a billion dollars of taxpayers money like it was his to give or not we know you would be shocked and dismayed and demand he drop from the race for corruption.
Trump isnt using 17 intelligence agencies to gather dirt on political opponents involving the intelligence agencies of allies like Italy and UK.
Nor is Trump taking fake information from them to use for warrants to spy on everyone in Bidens campaign.
ABC decided to take Biden out in June when they reported on the Ukraine Story Nan is right the decision has already been made. Biden cant win so bump him off blame it on Trump.
@kitt who is Dr John I assume:
Thanks for that honesty. Does that also answer my question of: is there any possible action Trump could commit that would draw the condemnation of Trump from you and/or your puppets rather than blaming the media or democrats?
@Ronald J. Ward: Bad guess, I am not the Doc, but yes we will be perfectly honest on our opinions. We will point out your flawed logic and we will Vote. We wont vote for any of the current socialist DNC candidates.
@Ronald J. Ward:
If………………pigs could fly
If……………..the rabbit hadn’t stop to scratch its ear it would have caught the turtle
If…………….we had an honest FBI Hillary would have been prosecuted
Now, here is a question for you…………………is there anything Trump could do that would garner a kudo from you? You know, something like the lowest unemployment on record for minorities and women? Or creating opportunity zones in cities that the Democrats have literally destroyed? Or bringing back manufacturing jobs to the point there are a 1/2 million job vacancies in manufacturing which is a bedrock of jobs for minorities? Or maybe not starting another war in an area where the leadership is historically anti-American?
There is nothing coming from the traditional media, which is all left wing, that I would accept at face value. The NYSlimes, WashCompost, et al, have all disgraced themselves to the point of no return.
The “Ukraine” scandal has unraveled like a cheap shirt. The whistleblower did not relay first hand information and has since left his/her job, never mind that he/she was an Obama left over.
But the Democrats will play it for all it’s worth and then say “Well, next time we’ll get Trump.” Hell, I’m still waiting for Schiff to tell us all the proof he has that Trump colluded with Russia.
@retire05 who I guess believes he is Dr John:
Yes, I realize that for you and/or yours to entertain the concept of Trump being in error or doing something contrary to the law would be akin to being sold that pigs fly.
I didn’t expect a coherent answer. You and yours spend your time defending the con man-regardless of how profound his lies are or how hideous his deeds are or how damaging to the Constitution.
As I’ve said, the man could travel the country lobbing hand grenades into maternity wards and you and yours would be defending him while blaming Democrats and the non-Fox media. And you know you would.
I just threw the question out there to enjoy the spin.
@Getting sh!t faced with AJ Ronald J Ward: Yuppers Doc J picks an article of many, you just think he wrote it and must answer to you, thats soooo cute!
Bubbye Biden, ….next
@Ronald J Ward:
But like all lying liberals, you refuse to answer my question. No surprise. You are just another Greggie Goebbels.
I am who I am and have never posted here under any other moniker than retire05, unlike you.
You are here to throw sh!t against the wall to see if it sticks. But I guess you think you are being original. You’re not.
Oh, your question of distraction-wanting me to join you in assigning fabricated and unearned credit to Trump. Well, I don’t buy what Trump says at his clan rallies or his ridiculous Tweets so I don’t buy into this manufacturing rebound you speak of. It’s something Trump “says” which differs from reality. Trump, remember, is an abject liar. I believe his tax scam has done more harm than good and aside from exploding the deficit, actually giving corporations such as Kimberly-Clark incentives to leave the country. For those jobs that came, we saw Harley Davison, GM, Siemens, and others go. So the overall big picture of these manufacturing jobs hasn’t been that big of a hit. In reality, we saw more jobs in the same time frame under Obama than we did under Trump. But this is all been disclosed so you regurgitating these debunked lies is simply sucking up to Trump’s dishonesty.
Oh but your question of “is there anything Trump could do that would garner a kudo from me?”. Well, would I give a mad wolf who just killed half my flock kudos if it returned a chicken unscathed? Probably not. Would I give a murdering bank robber kudos who shot most everyone else in the bank but me and handed me a $100 bill when he ran out the door? While a republican probably would, I wouldn’t.
You can argue and disagree and lick Trumps ass all you like but I honestly believe Trump is a liar, a thief, a con man, a racist, a man with only intentions a robbing the country of anything he can get his hands on, one who uses divisiveness and hatred to tear the country apart while he and his ilk loots it, a want-to-be brutal murdering dictator, a mafia figure that’s pretty much as evil of a person that has ever existed. In short, the same man as president that he has lived his entire life as.
So no, there isn’t much this egomaniac with evil intentions could possibly do to win my kudos. And if he did happen to find the cure for all cancers, he just stumbled across it with trying to steal something.
But it is interesting that we are so opposite that you and yours would still support this scum if he mass murdered babies in maturity wards. And you know you would.
@Ronald J Ward:
Additional? Thus far, you don’t even have ONE. All you have is whatever you can construct in your fetid minds that make you feel like you won’t have to depend on some idiot like Biden defeating Trump.
That’s one of your major problems (among many)… you rely totally on IF’s. How about if we had the 33,000 emails Hillary destroyed? How about if we let the Ukrainians finish the investigation of Biden’t wayward son that he coerced them into ending?
You don’t deserve ANY answers. You run from questions asked of you and make up answers which suit you to your own stupid, inane questions.
See, liberals like AJ and Greg think Democrats are immune from investigation and prosecution and they accept the fallacy that once they begin running for office, they can use the accusation that the investigation is “political” and get away with their corrupt… like Hillary did.
@retire05: As you can see, AJ is unhinged.
@Ronald J. Ward:
Harley DaviDson head quarters in Milwaukee is going strong they earned disapproval by moving some production overseas.
GM How many tax payer bailouts and screwing over their bond holders can America stomach, they make ok Trucks.
You love Siemans? The makers of Hitlers ovens? holocaustonline.org/siemens
You are sick, I guess you are a fan of Bayer and Monsanto as well.
It’s a reasonable republican assumption that moving jobs overseas if fine and dandy as long as the company “head quarters” is going strong.
I don’t know who Siemans is however I have no doubt that the German company “Siemens” likely built the ovens you say. They were likely the only that manufactured such of that day. The company has been around for years and is about the historical European equivalence of the U.S. General Electric. If this is a moral issue why have they not been run out of U.S. long ago rather than leaving under Trump economics now? Was this an issue in their departure? No. Do you merely argue just to put your ignorance on display? And, hasn’t today’s republicans, under Trump, fallen more in love with Hitler policies and become more of Nazi sympathizers? That answer is yes.
@Ronald J Ward:
Is there any end to how far your and your party will go to manufacture such action, never having anything beyond testimony from Clinton aides or dyed-in-wool Democrats?
The whole point of the election was to finally reign in fascists like you. It’s ok if you don’t like Trump. It’s ok if you didn’t vote for him. It’s ok that it pisses you off he’s in office. That’s how everyone feels who voted for a person who lost.
What’s not ok is to continually be fed the delusion you are a vast majority, your causes and views above all others, and to usurp a legal election by way of false accusation and media propaganda (your part is supported by about 80% of media. That far outweighs the influence of FOX. So, the media has produced much of the Leftist “culture of primacy” that Trump is finally dismantling, thank God.
You accuse the right of being the mindless Left you are part of. It’s not going to fly.
You’d ignore clear evidence that a Democrat broke the law. You’d rationalize it, and ignore it. You HAVE ignored it, so any accusations are utterly vapid and absurd.
By the way, who are you working hard for to win the nomination? Who in the Dem party do you believe in to do the job? Do tell…
You asked a question and then answered by asking a different question-which I’m sure you accept victory to the argument.
And it wasn’t some “delusion” of some “vast majority” that produced this scandal or aided Trump into implicating himself with his very own lack of temperance.
Trump’s predicaments are a product of his very own.
To imply that your ilk wouldn’t pounce on it as you did Obama’s every move is about as dishonest as the man who’s ass you park your head in.
@Ronald J Ward: Trump is in no predicament Joe Biden is.
Trump may release the transcript, this hearsay whistle-blower is being represented by an unethical law firm that pays for leaks.
Hearsay evidence impeachable? You are a dreamer.
@Nathan Blue: Kind of tells you how liberals think, doesn’t it? They are constantly “thinking” about what Trump might do that they would find objectionable. Then, they begin convincing themselves he did it (like calling all Mexicans rapists, for instance). They collect up an assembly of the objectionable things they’ve made up and then wonder why he hasn’t been impeached for them.
I, for one, don’t think that way. IF and WHEN he does something objectionable, I’ll object. The same went for Obama; when his lies became apparent and he was dragging the nation to the far left, I voiced my objections. I didn’t sit around wasting time with such stupidity such as, “Boy, if Obama did THIS, I’d be really pissed! Dang, I bet he’s going to DO it! It’d be just like him to DO THAT! He should be impeached!!” Only whiny, crybaby liberals think that way. Liberals like AJ.