by: JD Heyes
(Natural News) The so-called “mainstream media” has never been very kind or very fair to conservative and Republican presidents, at least not in modern history. But the way POTUS Donald Trump is being treated by the MSM is unprecedented.
Integrity has been thrown out the window in an all-out effort to destroy his presidency. As much as the media portrays POTUS as being untruthful, once-respected outlets have earned the moniker he gave them — “fake news” — because so many stories they’ve broadcasted or published were indeed premised on falsehoods and unsubstantiated claims.
If journalistic malpractice was an actionable offense, The New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post and other major papers would have been sued out of existence.
Nonetheless, the media assault against this president, as part of the Deep State cabal of lawmakers, federal law enforcement, and intelligence community figures aligned against him, continues, as evidenced by a Times story last week that was nothing more than the latest hit piece. (Related: In Western media, publishing fake news about Russia is a good career move… with no consequences.)
“The trio of authors, apparently self-tortured victims of the Trump Derangement Syndrome, actually had the gall to print a story in the once and former Gray Lady of journalistic rectitude which was nothing more than an ugly smear on the sitting President of the United States—one that would have done Joe McCarthy proud,” noted David Stockman in a piece posted at the Ron Paul Institute website.
In particular, the story claimed that the FBI opened an investigation into the president because officials really believed he was a Russian spy, as utterly absurd as that is.
Why did they think that? Because the president fired a Deep State alum, James Comey — after mentioning on the campaign trail in July 2016 that Russia should hack his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, to find her missing emails (which was an obvious joke).
Oh, and he ‘praised’ Russian President Vladimir Putin too (because insulting him would be better for international relations, apparently).
Why isn’t the mainstream media curious anymore when it comes to reporting about Trump?
“…[H]ow in the world of constitutional government, free speech, and contested elections does Trump’s refusal to criticize a foreign leader that we’re not at war with constitute something worthy of a counterintelligence investigation by the FBI?” Stockman writes.
None of the young trio of Times reporters thought to question the FBI’s official version of events. No one thought to ask things like, what was the constitutional basis to launch an investigation into a sitting president? Why did the FBI take a campaign quip more seriously than, say, well-documented cases of felony mishandling of classified emails — over a server that was not authorized by the government and not secure? Who authorized the investigation into the sitting president? Were there any political connections or motivations?
In days gone by, journalists would have questioned authorities in a federal law enforcement agency under the Executive Branch about things like where they got the prerogative to investigate the head of that branch for performing a constitutionally authorized duty — firing Comey, and, it turns out, for good cause. They wouldn’t have been suspicious of a president who merely took a different foreign policy track with a nemesis (didn’t Obama embrace terrorism-supporting Iran?). They would have seen the “Russian collusion” narrative for what it is — a politically inspired hoax concocted by the president’s political enemies because he won the election.
But these days, in the age of POTUS Trump, a true reformer, the media is complicit in the Deep State’s attempt at bringing him down, in spite of the fact that he was chosen by the American people in an electoral landslide.
Our founding fathers enshrined in our Constitution a free press with the ability to hold powerful people to account, regardless of their political affiliation. Little did they know that the free press would someday choose a side.
Read more about the mainstream media’s fake news at NewsFakes.com.