The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so. – Ronald Reagan
Breitbart.com reports that
Triggered journalists from across the nation are bemoaning the treatment members of the press are receiving at Trump campaign rallies from the Trump supporters the media routinely misrepresents as ignorant racists, fascist Nazis, or disenchanted working whites.
With increasing regularity, these journalist snowflakes are “reporting” their victimization at the hands Trump supporters who chant mean things like, “CNN sucks” and call them names like “presstitutes.”
For members of the media elite, the occasional taunts and jeers signal a dangerous threat to the free press. During an interview with Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer breathlessly asked Trump’s campaign manager to ask Trump to stop calling out the press at his rallies because he is scared “there could be an ugly incident” between Trump supporters and the “hardworking young journalists” who cover his rallies.
A quick review of media stories over the last two weeks reveals more than a dozen articles in major publications with the same “journalists victimized by Trump supporters at rallies” narrative. Trump supporters endure long waits, messy parking, and often obstructed view seating to rally for their candidate. The press, on the other hand, is given their own entrance, sectioned off seating, and protection from event security and the Secret Service.
After an exhaustive search, this Breitbart reporter could find exactly zero incidences of members of the media being physically attacked or assaulted at Trump rallies. None of this has stopped the misleading characterization of Trump supporters creating a “menacing” and “dangerous” environment for these special snowflakes.
The narrative sprung up briefly in August when NBC‘s Katy Tur wrote a long piece in Marie Claire in which she gives her account of her confrontational relationship with Trump and the backlash his “insults” on her reporting created with his supporters. Here is a small piece from her “no-holds-barred” account:
“I was six months into covering the Trump campaign for MSNBC and NBC News, and there I was, in the belly of a World War II battleship, in a press pen made out of bicycle racks, surrounded by thousands of whipped-up Trump supporters.”
Trump decided to go further in Mount Pleasant, pointing his finger squarely at me and launching a personal attack as millions of Americans watched at home.
“What a lie it was,” Trump said, referring to the claim that he had left the stage abruptly. “What a lie. Katy Tur. What a lie it was. Third. Rate. Reporter. Remember that.” The crowd’s boos ricocheted off the iron hull of the USS Yorktown.
Just a few days after the Tur piece was published, two other NBC press employees — Frank Thorp and Ali Vitali — tweeted out pictures and videos of Trump supporters showing insufficient deference to the press. It was so very traumatic that it inspired several stories, including this one in Real Clear Politics.
On October 13th, the victimhood narrative kicked off in earnest when the “Committee to Protect Journalists” issued a statement claiming that Donald Trump is a “threat to press freedom.” The same day Politico’s Ben Schreckinger ran an article titled, “Trump crowds rain hate on the press” and CNN‘sJim Acosta claimed to have found a crudely written sign with a swastika and “media” written on it.
The next day, on October 14th, the narrative of violent Trump supporters scaring the press was being pushed across the media.The Huffington Post‘s Ed Mazza wrote apiece titled, “Frenzied Donald Trump Supporters Are Turning On The Media — And It’s Getting Scary.” The Washington Post‘s Paul Farhi wrote, “The press always got booed at Trump rallies. But now the aggression is menacing.” Ed Kilgore at New York Magazine titled his piece, “Trump’s Dangerous Game of ‘Beat the Press’.”Tierney Mcafee‘s article in People Magazine was titled, “Press Corps with Trump Now Needs Police Escort as Crowd Shouts ‘Whores!’.” Even the Wall St. Journal got in on the action when Reid Epstein wrote, “Trump Rally-Goers Dismiss His Vulgarities, Offer Their Own for Clinton, News Media.” Just to name a few.
The stories have continued until the time of this writing with similar articles in the New York Times, Media Matters,Washington Post (again), AlterNet, and on and on.
Every special snowflake reporter with a Twitter account wanted in on the sweet victimhood action.
McKay Coppins from Buzzfeed tweeted a seven-second video of someone “heckling reporters.”
Jose DelReal from the Washington Posttweeted that the “vitriol towards the media” was as bad as he has ever seen with the “boos and cursing and middle fingers.” Poor little guy,
Eric Boehlert from Media Matters didn’t get his own video so he compiled several from other reporters for his own breathless article.
Frank Thorp tweeted video of people chanting “CNN sucks.” The horror!
Rosie Gray, another Buzzfeed reporter, found a new angle to keep the narrative going when an attendee used the term Lugenpresse, a German term for “lying press.”
You know who else used the German term Lugenpresse? The Nazi’s. As CNN‘s Jake Tapper pointed out.
CNN‘s Jim Acosta wanted everyone to know just how hard it is to do a live shot when people are yelling at you.
After weeks of nonstop reporting about the “menacing” and “scary” treatment of reporters at the hands of Trump supporters, one of the most regular victims, Sopan Debfrom CBS, got a nice note from a do-gooding White Knight.
At a rally in Naples Florida recently, Trump supporters heckled the press for refusing to stand for the national anthem and pledge of allegiance
Does it hurt and have a temperature?
Try barely making enough money to keep the wolves from your door.
Try being an Average American Mom worried to send her daughter into a Target Restroom for fear that there is a molester behind the door, allowed there by Barack Hussein Obama in the name of “Political Correctness”.
Try being told that you’re not raising your child or grandchild appropriately and that the Federal Government , including a Low Class First Lady knows how to feed, clothe, and RAISE them better than you do.
Try being a Veteran receiving lackadaisical care at a VA Hospital.
Try surviving as one of almost 95,000,000 Americans, in many case through no fault of your own, except your age, forced out of our nation’s workforce.
Imagine being vilified as a “Bitter Clinger” for holding as sacred the American Faith and Traditions passed down in your family from one generation to the next.
Seriously, Main Stream Media, you want to know why the overwhelming Majority of average Americans think that you , like the Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton, whom you champion, STINK ON ICE?
It is because you have forsworn your role as objective journalists and have transformed that role, through your own hubris, into that of being one of a Crusading Liberal Activist.
And, as activists, you are a part of the 24% of , who identify themselves as “Liberals”, referred to as the “Hive-mind”, because most of the time, they present themselves in public and on the internet, including Facebook Political Pages, as being in lockstep with one another, regurgitating “the Party Line”, about each and every Hot Button Political Issue, resembling the brainwashed Proletariat of the old Soviet Union.
You have traded integrity for a seat in the back of Hillary’s Campaign Plane.
As has been affirmed to me lately, during my surfing of the web, including Facebook Political Pages and websites, Modern American Liberals constantly live in a state of denial.
You guys and gals respond as if we have told you that you shot Ol’ Yeller, when we inform you that Liberalism is still the minority political belief in America, even (and especially) after the 7 1/2 year reign of King Barack The First.
By the way, this salient fact explains why CNN and MSNBC constantly trail Fox News in the television ratings polls.
It also explains your ongoing massive propping up through the use of blatant propaganda of the Presidential Campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Just like the cockamamie idea to allow biological men in women’s public restrooms, the idea of allowing a morally and ethically challenged congenital liar with obvious serious health issues, who is as far removed philosophically from the overwhelming majority of Americans, that she might as well be the President of China, XI Jinping’s Handmaiden, makes average Americas out here in America’s Heartland want to hurl.
Which, by the way, is quite evident when you compare actual images of the size of Donald J. Trump’s overflowing Campaign , numbering in the thousands, compared to the under-attended ones of Hillary Clinton, which are lucky to draw one hundred.
When our Founding Fathers sat down to provide form and substance to the laws and procedures for governing this new country, which they had fought and won a bloody war over, by pledging their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, they were very aware of the price of tyranny.
They determined that this new nation would be a Constitutional Republic, having had their fill of monarchies.
In order to ensure that no leader of this new nation would go mad with power, and become a tyrannical despot, our Founders set up a System of Checks and Balances, overseen by Three Branches of Government: the Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial, with each branch having a distinct and LIMITED role.
The situation, which we as a nation, find ourselves in today, is one which our Founding Fathers sought valiantly to avoid.
Thanks to an Imperious Presidency, we are suffering under a “Tyranny of the Minority”.
This minority is not based on color, rather, it is one based on political ideology and self-interest.
As the past several years have shown, this minority, buoyed by money from this “sponsors”, including the Halls of Power in Washington, DC, will shut down anyone who threatens “what they’ve got” by ANY MEANS NECESSARY, including political devices and beliefs, which we, as a country, have gone to war against in the past.
Representatives of the Main Stream Media, the “visceral hatred” that you see being addressed by average Americans toward you, is YOUR OWN DAMN FAULT.
Just like the bully who was twice my size in Seventh Grade, who used to torment me on a daily basis, until I finally had enough and smacked him right between the eyes with my size 2s drumsticks, the thick ones used for playing “the Toms”, what you are receiving from average Americans at Trump Campaign Rallies, is something that you have had coming for a long time now.
Suck it up, Pajamaboys.
And, actually do your job.
Until He Comes,