At a rally in Fairfield, Connecticut on Saturday, Donald Trump said that he was coming to the realization that his opponent in the general election was not going to be who he expected.
“I’m not running against Crooked Hillary,” he said, “I’m running against the crooked media. That’s what I’m running against. I’m not running against Crooked Hillary.”
Trump was especially irritated by a story that day in his hometown newspaper.
“I’ll tell you in particular lately we have a newspaper that’s failing badly, it’s losing a lot of money,” he said. “It’s going to be out of business very soon: The New York Times.”
A report was published in the Times on Saturday that quoted sources as saying that Trump was despondent and lost in the general election. But, Trump said, no one at the paper ever bothered to run their stories by him.
“They never call me,” he said, “Maybe what we’ll do is we’ll start taking their press credentials away from them.”
On Twitter, Trump said of the Times article: “Their reporting is fiction. The media protects Hillary!”
And of course, all of this is true.
But what is to be done about it – that’s the question. Because it’s clear that the media is going to keep printing lies all the way to election day. So, is it enough to simply point these lies out? How do we convince the majority of voting Americans to wake up and realize they aren’t getting the full story?
Well, we can’t. All we can do is speak the truth and let the chips fall where they may. That’s all any American can do at the end of the day. Donald Trump is either going to win this thing or he isn’t.
No matter what, though, the problem – the Crooked Media problem – is one that we’re going to have to deal with sooner or later. It is the most powerful instrument of the liberal establishment, and it is in the process of changing this country in ways that we are only beginning to see. Millions of Americans are living in a kind of hypnotic dreamworld, and the outcome of the 2016 election is, in some ways, the least of the evil.