Wanting Something To Be True Doesn’t Make It So
Scott Keisler, Truth And Liberty Blog – September 17th, 2016
Hyperventilating anti-Trump leftists trolled social media Friday with endless fits of sycophantic hysteria. As a surging Donald Trump takes the lead despite rigged election polls, social justice warriors (SJWs) obsessed with race and class are providing an ongoing object lesson in invincible stupidity and willful ignorance.
Friday morning Mr. Trump duped the usual cable news suspects into more than 30 minutes of live coverage as he rolled out an impressive litany of military endorsements including generals, medal of honor recipients and a gold star wife. This tweet was the bait:
I am now going to the brand new Trump International, Hotel D.C. for a major statement.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2016
Believing that the announcement was related to the recently revived ‘birther’ issue, the titillated press in our nation’s capital arrived at the Presidential Ballroom ready to spin and portray Trump as having egg on his face.
After more than a half hour of free pro-military publicity, Trump did in fact address the birther issue succinctly by stating:
Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong again.
Mr. Trump then left the event stage without taking any questions.
Team Trump 1 – Media Hacks 0.
Undaunted, the media immediately began doing what they do best – lie and distort. The Huffington Post breathlessly ran the headline Donald Trump Falsely Calls Hillary Clinton The Original Birther. The average SJW who links to headlines without actually reading the article was satiated – Trump had been conclusively shown to be a liar.
Those who took the time to read the article however discovered that it is a piece of sophistry essentially arguing that Hillary Clinton was not directly linked to the birther issue. No, a ‘rogue’ staffer circulated the story but was promptly fired.
See how this works? The infallible press hereby decrees that Hillary is absolved. Because a Presidential campaign would never stage a firing like that and then play the plausible deniability card.
“Aw shucks, sorry about that Senator Obama. We can’t believe this issue got out there! We indignantly distance ourselves from such skullduggery.”
The problem for media spin doctors is that everyone who is informed knows that Hillary was involved in circulating the birther narrative. Sure, she didn’t personally come out and start bullhorning birtherism in the streets, but this is semantics. This must read article from Breitbart proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Clinton Campaign was directly involved.
But facts don’t matter. Trump can do no right. Hillary can do no wrong.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 16, 2016
The PolitiFact piece is very similar to The Huffington Post article mentioned above – it essentially argues that Clinton cannot be directly linked to the birther controversy. The aforementioned Breitbart article (please read) destroys this deceitful claim once and for all as FALSE.
But factually challenged leftists hadn’t had enough fun for one day. Speaking to a raucous Miami crowd before a Les Deplorables backdrop, Mr. Trump trolled Hillary’s hypocritical gun policies. SJWs promptly lost their collective minds:
Pretending not to understand the actual point being made – the hypocrisy of having a small army of armed guards and being anti-gun – the leftist media and SJWs took to social media and began hysterically claiming that the phrase “let’s see what happens to her” was an open assassination threat and an incitement to violence:
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) September 17, 2016
— Asha Dahya (@Ashadahya) September 16, 2016
— Mr. Jameson Neat (@MrJamesonNeat) September 16, 2016
Notice that in the clip above CNN edits out the end of Trump’s comment where he states, “Take their guns away, OK? It’d be very dangerous.”
But again, this is what the media do. They selectively edit what Trump says as they openly try to destroy him, even at the cost of their own credibility. New Day host Chris Cuomo admitted on air that CNN “could not help [Hillary Clinton] any more” and that “she’s got just a free ride so far with the media.” In August LA Times Op-Ed Columnist Justin Raimondo wrote that “to fight Trump, journalists have dispensed with objectivity.” And watch this disturbing compilation put together by The Washington Free Beacon, showing various press mouthpieces dutifully parroting an actual Clinton Campaign talking point over and over again:
As reported by Politico on Tuesday,
Hillary Clinton wanted to “power through” her pneumonia, but after Sunday’s overheating episode, it “seems like the smart thing to do” to take some downtime, even though she is “raring to get back on the trail.”
Those phrases, projecting strength, prudence, and vigor, were among the six bullet-pointed talking points about Clinton’s health the campaign distributed to its army of outside surrogates Tuesday morning. The marching orders, part of the “Daily Message Guidance” from Brooklyn headquarters, instructed Clinton allies on how to answer questions about the Democratic nominee’s pneumonia and about how she dealt with the untimely setback.
Thus it is demonstrated that CNN and MSNBC ‘journalists’ are openly acting as Clinton Campaign surrogates.
Unbelievably, in response to Mr. Trump’s pro Second Amendment remarks yesterday evening in Miami, SJWs on twitter began whining to the Secret Service and claiming anti-Hillary bias in the Mainstream media (MSM)!
YES, AMERICA, THIS IS THE ELECTION WHERE HILLARY’S COUGH GETS MORE FURIOUS COVERAGE THAN TRUMP ASKING PEOPLE TO SHOOT HER. #InterrogateTrump
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) September 17, 2016
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) September 16, 2016
Hillary has pneumonia and the media excoriates her for being sick. Trump threatens to assassinate her AGAIN. Crickets #InterrogateTrump
— Packers (1-0) (@ShomahKhoobi) September 17, 2016
Trump got away w/inciting violence against Hillz once, due to cowardly media’s lack of action. Of COURSE he’d do it again. #InterrogateTrump
— Hillary Is Coming! (@HillaryIsComing) September 17, 2016
— Denise Oliver-Velez (@Deoliver47) September 17, 2016
— Jari Himanen (@jarihimanen) September 17, 2016
The MSM have launched a months-long, unending 24/7-attack-Trump news cycle, and these deluded geniuses claim that the media are pro-Trump? Reality has been completely inverted in SJW / MSM fantasy land and it’s truly frightening to watch.