…But Ignores How Much Violence & Harassment Media Rhetoric Has Caused
by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
The level of complete blindness and intellectual dishonesty on the part of the establishment media still manages to astound me. Their inability to “see” that from the very start of the Trump presidency they have deliberately done everything in the power to terrify the nation, causing an epidemic of “Trump Anxiety Disorder,” that has led to hundreds of examples of violence and harassment against Trump supporters, yet now whining that President Trump’s statements about the Fake News being the “enemy of the people,” is “dangerous,” and “will lead to violence.”
FROM DAY ONE THE MEDIA DELIBERATELY TERRIFIED LIBERALS
Many have seen the flashback video below, but in order to adequately show proof of the establishment media deliberately and irresponsibly terrifying liberals all across the U.S., we have to remember the immediate and very public, on-air statements, aka meltdowns, from well known names in the media, who are supposed to report the “news” objectively, and high profile talk show hosts.
NEARLY TWO YEARS LATER………
Jumping back to present day: ANP reported just days ago that therapists across the country are seeing an epidemic of what they call “Trump Anxiety Disorder,” from their patients. In that report we quoted multiple mental health experts that specifically cited constant “negative media coverage,” as one of the reasons for the TAD they are seeing, which they admitted was the same malady which conservatives have dubbed “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” (Read more about that here)
In those nearly two years, ANP and many others have documented a significant number of actual “fake news” stories from the establishment media about President Trump. Many needed corrections, editors notes, retractions, deletions and total rewriting, including title changes, because the initial reports were completely false and/or misleading. In one case the errors were so egregious an ABC News anchor, Brian Ross was suspended without pay after his fake news tanked the stock market, and in another case three CNN employees were forced to resign.
President Trump has called them out publicly at rallies and on his Twitter account.
Back in July 2017, long time, and former left-leaning journalist Michael Goodwin, in an outstanding article, discussed “why the media has broken down in the age of Trump,” and put the majority of the blame on the New York Times and the Washington Post, stating “The two leading liberal newspapers were trying to top each other in their demonization of Trump and his supporters. They set the tone, and most of the rest of the media followed like lemmings.”
Thus began the spate of stories, which continues today, in which the Times routinely calls Trump a liar in its news pages and headlines. Again, the contrast with the past is striking. The Times never called Barack Obama a liar, despite such obvious opportunities as “you can keep your doctor” and “the Benghazi attack was caused by an internet video.” Indeed, the Times and the Washington Post, along with most of the White House press corps, spent eight years cheerleading the Obama administration, seeing not a smidgen of corruption or dishonesty. They have been tougher on Hillary Clinton during her long career. But they still never called her a liar, despite such doozies as “I set up my own computer server so I would only need one device,” “I turned over all the government emails,” and “I never sent or received classified emails.” All those were lies, but not to the national media. Only statements by Trump were fair game.
As we know now, most of the media totally missed Trump’s appeal to millions upon millions of Americans. The prejudice against him blinded those news organizations to what was happening in the country. Even more incredibly, I believe the bias and hostility directed at Trump backfired. The feeling that the election was, in part, a referendum on the media gave some voters an extra incentive to vote for Trump. A vote for him was a vote against the media and against Washington. Not incidentally, Trump used that sentiment to his advantage, often revving up his crowds with attacks on reporters. He still does.
If I haven’t made it clear, let me do so now. The behavior of much of the media, but especially the New York Times, was a disgrace. I don’t believe it ever will recover the public trust it squandered.
Now we see that the New York Times publisher, A.G. Sulzberger, is the latest in a long line of journalists and media personalities whining to President Trump about his public statements calling the “fake news media” an “enemy of the people,” and claiming that such rhetoric is “dangerous,” and “is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence.”
“I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous,” said Sulzberger, who became publisher of The Times on Jan. 1.
“I told him that although the phrase ‘fake news’ is untrue and harmful, I am far more concerned about his labeling journalists ‘the enemy of the people,’” Sulzberger continued. “I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence.”
Really? What about the the dozens of NYT and Wapo reporters, and network station talking heads, and CNN so-called “journalists,” etc, and their daily, sometimes hourly “inflammatory language” and constant attacks on President Trump, his supporters, his policies, his tweets, his statements, his rallies, etc..?
MEDIA’S WILFULL BLINDNESS AND INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
Sulzberger wants to complain about the president calling them on their fake news, their consistent negative and hostile coverage, claiming it “will lead to violence,” yet refuses to acknowledge the media hysteria, and outright fake news, inaccurate reporting, and general hostility towards President Trump and his supporters since before the election, has led to over 538 documented cases of violence, harassment and vandalism against Trump supporters, administration officials and conservatives across the country. 388 of them since the 2016 presidential election.
He wants to whine about how the President’s rhetoric against a biased and dishonest press causes “threats,” that may potentially lead to violence against journalists, when the media’s actions already has led to a significant amount of violence, death threats against Republican congressmen’s young children, destruction of property, and Trump supporters who have been harassed and physically attacked in public, sometimes for doing nothing but wearing a MAGA hat, or having a Trump flag on their lawn?
Note– This was going to be my article on Monday, but I truly could not wrap my head around the amount of mental gymnastics that Sulzberger had to display to be able to offer those quotes, while totally ignoring the fact that his publication, along with Wapo, CNN,, and other network news stations, have literally infected nearly half the nation with Trump Derangement Syndrome, or to be more politically correct, as the mental health experts call it, “Trump Anxiety Disorder.”
Greg Gutfield discusses that in his intro segment below.
Not only has the establishment media treated half the nation, Trump supporters, as if they are the “enemy,” but they have deliberately terrorized the other half of the nation into “fear of the world ending,” which is a direct quote from a mental health expert when describing the patients being treated for “Trump Anxiety Disorder.” (Source)
Newsflash for the media: Friends do not attack each other, enemies do. Friends do not terrorize each other, enemies do.