February 21, 2017 | by Arthur Seaton
Possibly the worst kept secret in history is the fact that journalists are overwhelmingly liberal. At least 90% of them are liberal. It’s on display in newscasts, print and in White House press conferences.
In President Obama’s first 100 days in office, the hardest questions he was asked by reporters was something along the lines of, “Has the reality of being president sunk in yet?’ or “How does it feel to be the most powerful man in the world ?.” President Trump on the other hand has faced the polar opposite.
Within weeks of the Nov. election, left-wing pundits showed up on morning shows making ridiculous statements like, “Trump hasn’t kept any campaign promises,” and “He hasn’t accomplished anything so far.” As ridiculous as the complaints were, the host would happily agree. It didn’t matter that Trump hadn’t been sworn in yet and had no presidential powers.
The difference in press coverage between Trump and Obama is so obvious that the dead can tell. Obama was loved and worshiped so much by the press, one almost expected them to kneel before him and wash his feet. CNN’s Chris Matthews said that when he heard Obama speak, a tingle went up his leg. When Trump speaks however, the mainstream media immediately begin looking for ways to twist his remarks into a negative remark.
Listening to the mainstream media, Trump has accomplished nothing in his first month in office. The only thing coming out of the White House is an administration in turmoil in their eyes.
While the White House has been trying to get the media to report on it’s achievements in the first 4 weeks of the Trump administration, the press prefer instead to highlight the struggles and missteps.
The examples are numerous.
When Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump mistakenly referred to a “Bowling Green massacre” in an interview Feb. 3 on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, which was incorrect. On Feb. 4th, she admitted she was wrong, saying “Honest mistakes abound.” The media have been ridiculing her for the mistake for 3 weeks.
Of course, when former President Obama misspoke, not a peep was heard. When he mispronounced “Navy Corpsman,” instead saying “corpse man,” it was dismissed as a simple mistake. It is assumed that all president’s know how many states there are in The United States of America. President Obama said that he had visited all 57 states. There was no ridicule that went on for weeks like there has been for Conway.
Even when former Attorney General Eric Holder tapped the phones of reporters, going so far as to try to charge Fox News’ James Rosen with the Espionage Act, the reaction wasn’t as rabid as it has been with Trump’s verbal battle with the press.
Since being sworn in, President Trump has been negotiating with corporations, urging them to bring jobs back to the U.S.. Even though a number of companies have signaled that they will invest billions of dollars building new plants and hire thousands of workers, the media and others aren’t impressed. “That’s just 4, 5 thousand jobs,” most on the left have said.
When Trump announced that Boeing had agreed to a $1 billion savings on the new Air Force One, the collective media response was “that’s just a drop in the bucket.”
When Trump signed an executive order freezing immigrants from 7 majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days so the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security could find ways to better vet the refugees, Democrats went nuts. They ran to the nearest camera’s they could find, calling the ban a “Muslim ban,” even though it wasn’t. The media immediately began backing Democrats up with wall-to-wall coverage, proclaiming Trump anti-Muslim and a racist. It’s not true, but the media don’t care as long as they can portray Trump as evil.
The media has been digging for anything to make Trump look incompetent, and continue trying to de-legitimize his election. Nothing will change, even if he could give everybody in the country $1 million, the press would find a way to minimize it.