ELDER PATRIOT – It seems there is no limit to the spin that CNN will apply to the facts when it comes to denigrating Donald Trump or conflating Hillary Clinton but following a Trump rally this past Tuesday the lead mouthpiece for the suddenly plummeting Clinton campaign took to outright lying.
Trump was rallying the Second Amendment supporters in the crowd when he said:
“Hillary wants to abolish — essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I tell you what, that will be a horrible day, if Hillary gets to put her judges in, right now we’re tied.”
For clear thinking non-biased observers there was no threat but almost immediately Clinton campaign manage Robbie Mook pounced on Trump’s innocuous comment about his supporters strident defense of a fundamental Constitutional right and accused Trump of attempting to incite his followers to commit an act of violence against Hillary Clinton.
CNN, as they always do, dutifully ran with Mook’s imaginative narrative and did their best to distort Trump’s words in order to continue their campaign-long effort paint him as a violent and dangerous candidate.
Tapper dishonestly cut Trump’s statement short leaving it incomplete in order to deliberately provide viewers with a distorted impression of the full context of what Trump actually said at the rally. The part Tapper edited was Trump’s words immediately following the edited clip, “But I tell you what, that will be a horrible day, if Hillary gets to put her judges in, right now we’re tied.” Except for the CNN distortionists this clarified the meaning of Trump’s words as simply a rallying cry to his supporters to get off their collective asses and vote.
Amazingly, CNN had no such problems with this far more flagrant suggestion by Mrs. Clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign against then Illinois Senator Barack Obama, especially considering the extraordinarily high number of Clinton associates found dead under unexplained circumstances in their past.
There’s a safe space reserved in the CNN storage closet for the three people who were able to keep a straight face about feeling threatened by Trump’s comment.
CNN then proceeded to move from mischaracterizing Trump’s statement to outright lying about the Secret Service seeing the need to get involved:
“A US Secret Service official confirms to CNN that the USSS has spoken to the Trump campaign regarding his Second Amendment comments.
“There has been more than one conversation” on the topic, the official told CNN. But it’s unclear at what level in the campaign structure the conversations occurred.”
Liberal liars love to cite unnamed sources. They allow them to make up narratives to fit their phony narratives. Once CNN ran this lie every leftwing rag (aka every mainstream media outlet) picked it up and repeated it as though it was true, giving no credence to Trump in any way when he denied having been questioned by the Secret Service.
The Clinton echo chamber was in full throat. Every MSM news outlet not only repeated the CNN lie, they convened panels of experts who used the fabricated story as the basis to question whether Trump’s temperament precluded him from being president.
In their frenzy to destroy Donald Trump not one of the so-called journalists reporting this lie paused to check their facts, with the lone exception of Alana Wise of Reuters:
“A federal official on Wednesday said the U.S. Secret Service had not formally spoken with Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign regarding his suggestion a day earlier that gun rights activists could stop Democratic rival Hillary Clinton from curtailing their access to firearms.
“Following Trump’s comment at a rally on Tuesday in which he suggested that gun rights activists could stop Clinton from appointing liberal anti-gun justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal official familiar with the matter told Reuters that there had been no formal conversations between the Secret Service and the Trump campaign.”
Just to put all of this into perspective, the Secret Service thoroughly investigates every threat that they believe to be the least bit credible. It’s clear that despite the media’s slanderous attack on Donald Trump the Secret Service didn’t give Trump’s comment a second thought.
Two more days of valuable reporting time were wasted rather than asking Hillary Clinton why she hasn’t held a press conference so that someone in the media, even one person from the media might ask her to clarify her myriad of positions on any number of issues or to explain in detail all of her lies and scandals.
The Founding Fathers envisioned a free press as the Fourth Estate of government, responsibly reporting all sides of every issue so that the citizenry be properly informed to perform their role in our experiment in self-governance.
Our Founders opposed a two-party system for fear that it would spawn entrenched establishment politicians. They never conceived that there would one day be a corporately owned media that would conspire to conceal the representative fraud perpetrated by the establishment politicians who have come to be owned by the same intertwined corporations.
Sadly, that is now the case and it has become fair to say that the Fourth Estate has devolved in our nation’s fifth column.
This is all so untoward for a country whose people like to think of them selves as the freest on earth. But, it does go a long ways towards explaining the reason Americans have been duped into surrendering their freedoms at the ballot box over the past half century. In a 2014 Legatum study the citizenry of the United States had allowed entrenched political forces to strip away so many personal freedoms that what once the gold standard for freedom around the world, had us slipping to 21st place.
This is only going to get worse between now and the November election.