Why we tune out the media...

November 13, 2017

Check out President Trump’s latest series of tweets regarding his string of meetings with world leaders across Asia. Depending on whether you are a Trump hater or a Trump supporter (or even just neutral), you will either be filled with howling, seething rage and indignation or else you’ll fall over laughing, at least at the tweet about Kim Jong Un.

It’s amazing to see the stark difference between the warm welcomes, deals, concessions and good press Trump scored abroad and the petty criticism he received in the US media. The latest concocted controversy is the claim that Trump believes Russia didn’t try to interfere in our election (he actually said he believes our intelligence agencies that Russia did try to meddle, but he was being diplomatic in saying that Putin “believes what he believes” because we need to get past that and work with Russia on important issues.)

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One media figure was so desperate to slam Trump, she cited a story that had already been retracted twice.

Have none of these people ever heard Will Rogers’ definition of diplomacy? It’s “the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”

I actually kind of feel sorry for the American press. It must be really hard work, when Trump is signing $250 billion worth of deals with China or getting commitments from other nations to help stand up against North Korea, to have to keep constantly coming up with petty attack stories, like accusing him of overfeeding koi fish or being a buffoon because he ordered a hamburger in Japan instead of sushi, like Obama did. The Japanese didn’t seem offended. In fact, the burger restaurant was so swamped with Japanese customers ordering what Trump had, their stock went up 7 percent.

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Trump has a point: when Obama actually bowed to foreign leaders, or Hillary went to Putin with a prop reset button in her hand, did the media attack them as weak? No, they called that “smart diplomacy.” They even kept on calling it “smart diplomacy” no matter how many times it proved to be incredibly stupid. Frankly, I’ll take Overfed Goldfish-gate over the Iran nuclear deal any day.

I think most unbiased observers (if there are any left) have figured out by now that no matter what Trump does, it will be depicted as wrong, horrifying and OUTRAGEOUS by the American media. If he’s non-confrontational with Russia and China, it’s proof that he’s weak and easily manipulated and unfit for office. If he did confront them to their faces, it would be proof that he’s a crude, undiplomatic hothead and unfit for office. This is why so many Americans are tuning out the news media. It’s like having a radio that plays nothing but the Emergency Broadcasting signal 24/7.


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Comments 6-10 of 20

  • Charles Ziegler

    11/15/2017 12:40 AM

    Mike, let us start a poll to give to our representatives in Congress that We The People DEMAND a total and abrupt end to all the wasted taxpayer money being wasted by. All this special investigation of Russian collusion (witch hunt). Enough is too much at this point. If our government is by the people for the people then we DEMAND TO BE REIMBURSED as this is malfeasance of office. Our congress is entrusted to be representative of all our directives and as I see it it is time for them to give an accounting for their ludicrous actions. We do not want to wait" 'till we get you to the polls" but we must stop this madness Now. You write it, we sign it as a court actionable mandate to our Gov't. There must be a legitimate way to pressure our reps (House and Senate) to bring them into check. Then we start on our judges next. Our righteous activism and much prayer WILL have an effect ,but we must have one voice to men and before God with a pure heart. Pray about it, that God will give the wisdom and the blessing that this will require, that He is satisfied that the nakedness of the liberals and dems have been exposed enough. So we may live quiet peaceful lives praising our God.

  • Marianne Darden

    11/14/2017 06:30 PM

    I guess Terry McAulliffe took some foreign kind of math if and when he attended school. As of 6:16 PM 11/14/2017, according to the world population site, the USA population was 325,322,804. SO, if McAulliffe 's math that 93,000,000 are killed every day in America, we took exactly three+ (3.46) days to eliminate the whole population of the USA, so that wouldn't leave anyone live for him to govern. , if anyone is stupid enough to vote for the goon.

  • Linda Radosevich

    11/14/2017 06:08 PM

    Sushi versus a burger? Guess the know-it-all media didn't know about Kobe beef? And did any of the MSM 'explain' that Trump was following the lead of his Japanese host when he dumped the rest of the box in the koi pond? Nope. We occasionally watch the MSM so we can laugh at how they twist themselves into pretzels reporting fake news, or such earth-shattering pieces on Melania's shoes. Seriously, reporters? If you're going to write fantasy, go somewhere else.

  • Beth Hurst

    11/14/2017 03:32 PM

    Regarding Roy Moore, I have left several comments concerning the allegations toward Roy Moore but after seeing a tweet from a woman from Gadsden who claims "it was common knowledge that everyone knew about Roy Moore dating teenagers". I want to let it be known that I too was a teenage girl in Gadsden back in those days and her statement is NOT true. I worked at Captain D's when I was 16 and 17 and Roy Moore came in there many times. Sometimes with his mom and dad and sometimes alone and he NEVER said or did anything inappropriate. He was always very friendly and behaved like a gentleman. I also worked at the mall and waited on him there and never once did I hear anyone say a negative thing about him. No one warned me about him and he never did anything to make me think he was anything but a nice man. So to clear the record...EVERYONE IN GADSDEN DID NOT have a bad experience with Roy Moore and was not in the loop of gossip about him. Sick of this drama!!

  • Amanda Spell

    11/14/2017 03:15 PM

    "$250 billion in deals with China" Why surely he must be colluding with the Chin)ese!