Media itself, not Trump, to blame for public's mistrust


Mark Goddard

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

It is believed to have been Mark Twain who said, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” This could easily apply to today’s television media as well.

When President Trump says “fake news,” liberals and their sycophants in the media become enraged. Interesting that they never ask themselves “why?” There are countless examples of “news” that have been wrong and outright lies about Trump, his administration and Republicans in general.

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota recently led a CNN segment on Trump voters and their current thoughts on the president. When asked if they would vote for Trump again, everyone raised their hands except for one man. When asked why, Jeremy Montanez read off Democratic talking points that basically Trump was an unhinged monster. The only problem with that was that Montanez is a bona-fide member of the #Resistence movement. There are “proud socialist” banners on his social media pages along with other anti-Trump videos and statements. Nice job CNN.

We see how the media treats Antifa as well. When not being called “anti-hate demonstrators” or “peaceful counter protesters,” the media treat these violent anarchists as social-justice warriors fighting evil. These miscreants recently surrounded an ICE office in Portland. They barricaded exits and doors, trapping workers inside.

When someone inside called police for help, they were ordered to stand down by Portland’s Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who doubles as police commissioner. He tweeted “I do not want the Portland police to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track. If ICE is looking for a bailout from this mayor, they are looking in the wrong place.”

Did the national media cover that? Of course not. Imagine if a Tea Party crowd did that.

Just last week in Charlottesville, Virginia, Antifa members threw eggs, smoke bombs and fireworks at police and the media. They defecated and urinated in the streets and assaulted a NBC reporter. Was that reported by anyone? Nope, just the fact that about a dozen neo-Nazis showed up.

Donald Trump didn’t invent deep mistrust of the media, he merely capitalized on it. Look in the mirror, media: Most Americans don’t trust you. Ask yourselves why. 

Mark Goddard