Freedom of the Press…It Matters
I’ve stepped away from political posts for a while, primarily because I’ve needed a break from the insanity coming from all directions. Every day there’s a new ‘smack my head’ moment emanating from the White House.
The New York Times printed a full (double truck) page of drumpf’s lies last week. It is rather sobering to see it all in print and the list is even longer a week later because he can’t seem to open his little-puckered mouth without spewing more lies.
I tried to put the photo in but, I have this google app that turns anything Trump into kittens so I don’t know if you’ll see the list or kittens. You can see the actual list of lies if you click the link above.
The liar in chief is the biggest source of ‘Fake News’ we’ve ever seen. He acts like an impetuous pre-teen at the slightest provocation. He has no problem dishing out, just don’t start throwing it back.
He has surrounded himself with surrogates who fall on their swords daily for this baby man who bullies with abandon. Which makes the first lady’s fight against bullying completely laughable.
I’ve stopped reading, in depth, all the stories about the Russia colluding since Mueller has stepped in. I don’t think we’re going to see anything of major significance until they find ‘deep throat’. I still believe they will, but I simply can’t delve into it all on a regular basis anymore. It’s nerve-wracking and emotionally draining.
Imagine what would happen if they held a press briefing and no one showed up. I would love to see that. It is painful to see Spicer and Huckabee Sanders stand there and knowingly lie through their teeth every day.
To see seasoned reporters working for long standing legitimate news outlets ask questions they know will never be answered truthfully, if at all, rips at my gut. They are better than this. I imagine the bars in D.C. are pretty busy these days.
The legitimate press needs to stop playing to the White House’s advantage and just walk away. No more games. Period. They can get the real news in their usual way, by digging on their own. That’s how good reporting happens in the first place. Not by some mouthpiece for drumpf standing there playing make believe.
This brings me to drumpf’s followers. I believe the current stat is 35% of those who voted for him still believe whatever comes out of his mouth. I think it’s likely less than that because anyone with half a brain who voted for him has to have had a ‘come to Jesus’ moment by now.
I know most of them don’t read newspapers or watch anything other than Fox and believe their every word. It’s embarrassing, to me, the numbers of people in this country who believe this rag-tag administration, who has yet to fill over 400 positions that require Senate confirmation, know what the hell they are doing.
We know some of the people who voted for him. A few were expected a couple of them were shocking to learn. You don’t want to think someone you’ve been friends with and wholeheartedly believed were intelligent admits they contributed to the problem. And, you cannot deny this administration is a game of whack-a-mole daily. Who wants to admit they are to blame?
All I can say to them is, I would have more respect if you admitted it was a mistake instead of pretending this is normal and it will all end well. Admit that we have become a laughing stock around the world because no one, except dictators, wants to work with him or can bring themselves to trust him.
I thought W was a joke. I had no idea how low we could go.
Your turn. Spew away!