One of the many tragedies of the Trump presidency has been the fear within the mainstream media to appear fair and balanced in the face of Trump’s incessant barrage of attacks.
Don’t be fooled Donald Trump assumed the presidency knowing he was illegitimate, he knew he had to discredit the people who would do the investigative work and those who would report on those investigations and that is exactly what he did.
Shell-shocked at being constantly berated for being left-leaning the media went out of its way to give credence and oxygen to Donald Trump’s campaign of lies .…. all in an effort to ward off the charge of being biased.
Where the media gets it wrong, is the misguided belief that reporting the truth should be counter-balanced with an equal dose of Donald Trump’s incessant lies ad distortions.
Fortunately, not all in the media are blind sheep. In a rare display of courage MSNBC’s afternoon anchor and former Bush 43rd aide, Nicole Wallace, fact-checked Donald Trump in real-time by cutting away from a live broadcast by Trump, and informed viewers that Trump was lying.
That is the kind of courage and character that is lacking among journalists in the mainstream media.
If Donald Trump and his supporters are unhappy with the reporting of his lies and distortions, He and his minions have the option of simply telling the truth and desisting from the insidious corrupt practices in which they are engaged.
The unprecedented broadsides against specific targets within the FBI and the CIA, by Trump and his acolytes in the Republican Party, have been spectacular to watch.
Never in my life, have I seen a chief executive and a political party act with this degree of contempt for the norms and laws as they denigrate the structures which have worked to make America the powerful nation it is.
Even more appalling, is the hypocrisy of the Republicans in both houses of the congress and their supporters who traditionally wrapped themselves in the American Flag and touted their fake Patriotism bona fides.
Specific targets, like James Comey, Peter Strozk, John Brennan, Lisa Page and a host of other top-tiered career professionals have been attacked using the power of the presidency and removed in a sustained campaign to hollow out the intelligence agencies, leaving the lower rung career people terrified to speak out, and of course placing people at the top in main justice and elsewhere, who have total fealty to him personally, not to the nation.
In the end, I believe that the Republic will withstand this onslaught, not because of the partisans, but by the career patriots who love this country and are willing to lay it all on the line for the good of their country.
Some call them whistleblowers, I simply call them patriots.