If you want to start blaming people for the mess of the last eight years, make sure you give yourself plenty of time. Start with Barack Obama, the president who thought he was a king. Save some for the Democrats in Congress, who danced for him like good little puppets. And reserve some special blame for congressional Republicans, who often opposed Obama with words while rubber-stamping his legislation with their hands.
But the lion’s share of the blame should be thrown on the media. It was only because they took an eight-year hiatus from their job that Obama was able to ignore the Constitution for two straight terms. In private, they were pulling their hair out, calling this the most secretive administration in modern history. But in public, they functioned as Obama’s greatest defenders.
Now, with the Clinton/Trump election nearing its conclusion, the press has actually started working again. They didn’t go back to objective reporting – ha! – but they did get back to work. Their role now appears to be “Get Hillary Elected By Any Means Necessary.” And they’re doing a bang-up job.
But their propaganda doesn’t just hurt those of us who want to see Donald Trump take the White House keys from Obama. By deliberately choosing to play favorites in this election and by ignoring their responsibilities for the last eight years, the news media has left our Constitution unguarded. Political pressure only comes to bear on an elected official when their sins are exposed to the public. If the media isn’t interested in telling the truth about our government anymore, politicians have free reign.
We’re living in a time where we have a presidential candidate who, by all reasonable accounts, should be preparing for her criminal trial. But according to the media, that is a secondary concern. If that! No, what’s important is that Trump said some naughty things to Billy Bush one time. What’s important is that every reprobate woman Trump ever met now suddenly remembers being groped by one of the most famous men in the country.
But now, thanks to WikiLeaks, we now why. The media isn’t just a metaphorical arm of the Clinton campaign; they are collectively and directly colluding with her to mislead and confuse the public.
Someday, the true history of this election will be written and future generations will look back and wonder how the Clintons got away with it.
That is, if the First Amendment still exists when that day comes around.