The US is suffering a plague of contemptible media, corrupt agencies, and an amateur administration.
With Obamacare reform now off the table following Democratic electoral victories on Tuesday, tax reform is the last best hope of Republicans and the embattled Trump presidency. Unlike the Republicans’ earlier failed attempt to “repeal and replace” — or even reform — Obamacare, in which Democrats greatly outspent disorganized Republican groups, this time Republican pro-tax-reform groups are outspending Democratic groups.
When Republican Senator Rand Paul was attacked from behind on his own property, without warning, and seriously injured in ribs and lungs by a partisan Democrat neighbor, the establishment media ran with the attacker’s alibi, that it was just a trivial domestic dispute, perhaps over Rand’s negligence of his landscaping. It took the alternate media a day later to actually practice journalism by interviewing the neighbors, who were in agreement that Rand’s landscaping was impeccable, that there were no known festering disputes between the two neighbors, and that the attack was shocking and unprovoked.
It is no less scandalous that the attacking neighbor was merely charged with a misdemeanor and let out on light bail. Attacking important federal officials — senators, congressmen, cabinet officers, judges — needs to be made a federal crime. In the meanwhile, the attacker should be charged with felony, not misdemeanor, assault by local authorities.
In the run-up to Virginia’s gubernatorial vote, the major media denounced the Republican candidate’s attacks against his Democratic rival’s on again, off again defense of sanctuary cities and a vicious Latino gang. But the same media looked the other way at a Democratic attack ad that featured the Republican candidate driving a truck and running down Latinos with it — as though an attack on a vicious gang was an attack on all Latinos.
President Trump gave one of the finest speeches of his career to the South Korean legislature on November 7th. A Google search for this speech, using the search term “Trump speech to South Korean legislators,” comes up with the following top three articles:
Huffington Post: “Trump Plugged His Golf Resort In A Speech Before The South Korean Legislature”
CNN: “Trump shouts out South Korean golfers in national address”
The Hill: “Trump touts New Jersey golf club during South Korea speech”
We’re not sure if even Communist China or North Korea is capable of producing such lock-step unanimity — and deceit — as Google performs for its complicit major media.
Coverage of the House and Senate tax bills is also false. The bills are being portrayed by the media as a tax giveaway to the rich and, equally falsely, a tax increase for the middle class. Additionally, see here.