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Sunday, May 22, 2016
Attacking Donald Trump
THIS IS A VERY GOOD ARTICLE THAT APPEARED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER, REBUFFING THE NEWSPAPER FOR AN ARTICLE THEY PRINTED ABOUT TRUMP AND WHAT THIS MAN SAID ABOUT THE PAPER IS THE TRUTH WELL SPOKEN. WHEN A NEWSPAPER IS SUPPOSE TO BE NEUTRAL AND ONLY REPORT THE FACTS, THIS IS ONE ARTICLE FROM A NEWSPAPER THAT IS JUST PLAIN DOWN IN THE GUTTER AND SURE SHOWS WHO THEY ARE BACKING FOR PRESIDENT. BUT OF COURSE WHEN IT COMES TO LIBERAL NEWSPAPERS YOU CAN EXPECT NO BETTER.
The editorial in the Star Democrat on Wednesday, May 18 was the most despicable piece of journalism ever seen. Not only was the information packed with lies, but the verbiage was over the top. The paper that day decided that it was going to attack Donald Trump not only in the editorial, but also in other Op-Eds and a cartoon showing Trump attacking the Statue of Liberty. Editorial Boards have the right in a free democracy to say whatever they want, and the citizens have every right to totally reject their comments. However, the press also has a responsibility to see that anything written in the name of journalism should be fair. That day, fair journalism died.
To call Donald Trump a demagogue and a bully is their opinion, and it should be rejected. He has almost the same number of votes in the Republican primaries as Hillary Clinton has in the Democrat primaries. The only difference was Trump was running against seventeen exceptional candidates, and she has been running against an old Socialist. Clearly, many Republicans favored Trump as well as the many Democrats who have lined up and changed registrations to vote for him.
The worst part of this editorial occurred when it compared politicians as to who is the dirtiest. It said that Hillary was dirty, but Trump was worse by his “leaping into the manure, smearing it on himself and then slinging it in all directions.” Really! Where does that verbiage come into play in decent journalism?
The attacks on Mr. Trump as creating a mob mentality that just follows him like a Pied Piper, demeans the millions of Americans who believe what Trump is saying. To describe them that way is disgusting.
Not to stop there it went on to attack Retrum publicans as standing with someone who is religion baiting, women demeaning, torture supporting, and rage stoking. Republicans do not believe in those attacks. Some of the language that has been used in the heat of the campaign is wrong. Is it wrong for Trump to believe that we should check all Muslims before they come into our country to see if they are Radical Muslims? Is it wrong to protect this country so our people are not killed as they have been in Belgium, France and Great Britain? Is it wrong to believe that water boarding was appropriate after 3,000 Americans were killed on 9/11 by radical Islamists? The GOP and Trump do not stand for authoritarianism, winking at violence or supporting the Klu Klux Klan. The newspaper may want to check the recent violence at the Nevada Democrat Convention and at Bernie’s and Hillary’s rallies. Give me a break.
There is a reason that many Republicans and Democrats are so angry at anyone that is a part of the establishment. The Trump phenomena is a direct result of what Barack Hussein Obama has done to this country over the last eight years. He has many Americans believing that we need someone outside of government to try to turn the country around. Some have turned to an outsider like Trump and some have turned to an avowed Socialist like Bernie Sanders.