You will probably recall that in the weeks after the election, several news organizations – including, memorably, The New York Times, issued mea culpas about their coverage of the ascendant Donald Trump. Still in shock over the fact that he defeated Hillary Clinton (and deeply embarrassed about their proclamations that he had no chance whatsoever of accomplishing that feat), they admitted that there was a segment of the American population that had been ignored by the mainstream press. This segment, otherwise known as every American who doesn’t live on the coasts or in a major metropolis, came out to vote in November 2016, and the media promised to start paying attention to them from now on. Implicit, but unstated, in these apologies was a promise to actually treat the incoming Trump administration with the fair coverage it deserved.
If their change in reporting style lasted a day, we didn’t notice it.
Rather, the longer Trump remains in office, the worse the fake news media gets. Now becoming familiar with what it takes to be a successful president, Trump is living up to the promise of his historic candidacy with initiative after initiative. And with every successful move the president makes, the media gets angrier and angrier. WHY can’t they sink this guy? It’s the 2016 election all over again, and the media is an unhinged and divorced from the truth as they were in the darkest months of that campaign season.
Just last week, President Trump made an extraordinary splash at the G-7 summit in Canada, where he refused to back down on the world stage. Trump was Trump, representing the American people and NOT kowtowing the global elitists and liberal world order that gathers at these conferences. For his willingness to simply stick to his guns on trade, the media went ballistic.
Then there was the long-awaited summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Instead of focusing on the historic importance of this amazing breakthrough, the media slammed Trump for a video he made to get on the dictator’s good side, slammed him for not being prepared (no proof of this was ever provided), slammed him for getting suckered by North Korea (again, no proof), slammed him for accidentally saluting a North Korean general (which we didn’t love, either, but what does it matter in the grand scheme of things?), and more. You would almost believe that the fake news media would rather go to war than to see Trump succeed in this endeavor. In fact, there’s no “almost” about it.
Finally, there was the coverage of the DOJ’s Inspector General report, which confirmed so much of what Trump’s supporters have been saying about the corruption and incompetence within the FBI. What does the media say? Oh, it’s a “dud.” It’s only meaningful content is what it said about Comey costing Hillary Clinton the election. Other than that, it’s not worth your time.
The reason they reported it that way – the reason they report ALL of this in this way – is because to tell the truth would be to admit that Trump was right all along. And that is to essentially admit that they HAVE been fake news for the last three years. So they double down and they double down, because they will never, ever make that admission.
But that’s okay, because Americans are starting to see through the charade.