Bashing Trump on His Day of Days
by Stephen Lendman
Media scoundrels never quit, or apologize for rubbish they print and air - propaganda and other forms of fake news, not reliable reporting.
Given its global reach and influence, The New York Times is especially reprehensible, the self-styled newspaper of record mocks legitimate journalism.
Its press agent Hillary reporting and vicious anti-Trumpism throughout the political season and aftermath made it a laughing stock - continuing on Trump’s inaugural day, traditionally a window without criticism for America’s new president.
Once in office, he’s fair game, assessing his policies when known. Published on his inaugural day, Times editors asked “Can President Trump Be Presidential?”
He’s “vindictive (and) disruptive,” they claimed. His “post-campaign…corroded the traditional grace period…the nation needs.”
They bashed his tweets, used to express views free from media misquotes and distortions, a refreshing way for a presidential aspirant, elected chief executive and White House incumbent to communicate.
Times editors: “Is (Trump) up to the job of uniting and leading the nation - of (being) presidential?
We’ll know soon enough how well or poorly he’ll lead. Uniting the nation is impossible as long as media scoundrels like The Times keep bashing him relentlessly - whatever he does or doesn’t do.
When criticized, especially unjustifiably, he’s entitled to fire back. So is everyone. The Times invented reasons to attack him - while shamefully serving as Hillary’s press agent throughout months of campaigning and its aftermath.
Agree or disagree with him, his comments are straightforward, saying what he means, a rare attribute in Washington. Obama’s serial lying is polar opposite, his demagogic doubletalk disgusting. Times editors praised what demands denunciation.
Separately on his day of days, The Times focused on “possible links between Russian officials and associates of” Trump.
Russia threatens no one. Sanctions imposed are illegal, marginalization and isolating attempts futile. It’s bashed for its sovereign independence and opposition to US imperial madness. Treating its government adversarially is malicious and dangerous.
Saying it helped Trump defeat Hillary is utter rubbish. America’s intelligence community claiming otherwise is part of a plot to delegitimize Trump, undermine him in office, and block his ability to normalize bilateral relations.
Expect attacks on him to continue once in office. If he betrays the public trust like the Clintons, Bush/Cheney and Obama, he’s fair game for criticism.
The relentless bashing he endured throughout months of campaigning and post-election was way over-the-top - an unprecedented assault on one candidate while overlooking the high crimes of his opponent. Shameful!
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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