It’s an axiom of child-rearing that conflict is to be
expected most often between parent and child when the two individuals possess
extremely similar personality traits. We’ve
all either experienced or witnessed such conflict and said, “The problem is
that they are SO much alike.”
Though the parent/child relationship is not necessarily a
good analogy to use in the Trump/Mainstream Media dynamic, this principle of “similar
traits yields intense conflict” is.
Any fair observer of his personality knows that Trump is arrogant,
condescending, petulant, and harbors an intense hostility towards anyone who dislikes
or disagrees with him. Any fair observer
of our mainstream press knows that those attributes are also perfect
descriptions of their institution as well.
Take some of the worst accusations lobbed against Donald Trump’s conduct
and compare them to the recent behavior of our mainstream media:
“Trump jumps to conclusions, assuming the worst of his
The mainstream media bought and promoted – without offering
due diligence, serious inquiry, skeptical research, or reasoned objectivity –
the hoax hate crime concocted by anti-Trump actor Jussie Smollett. Because the mainstream press hates Trump,
they are willing to jump to all conclusions that affirm their biased
assumptions against him and anyone who supports him.
And no, this isn’t just a handful of celebrities being
mistaken for the mainstream media. These are senior
reporters at the Daily Beast, Editors at the Washington Post, reporters at
Reuters, and anchors at ABC News. Even
without facts or evidence, these media agencies were willing to run with a
story because it fit a narrative that was damaging to Trump and his supporters.
“Trump seems willing to destroy anyone if it gets him what
Two words: Covington kids.
The mainstream media’s desperate desire to demonize “Trump’s America”
led to one of the most egregious errors in adult journalistic judgment imaginable
– slandering and libeling a group of young Catholic high school students
attending the annual March for Life.
Showing only carefully edited video that helped them tell a story of harassment
they had made out of whole cloth, mainstream news in America disgraced itself by
not only dutifully propping up left-wing activist and (as it turned out)
rabble-rouser Nathan Phillips as some sort of hero, but also by refusing to
even make an effort to get the full story before rushing before cameras and
Their crime was so abominable that many of these news
agencies – The Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, Guardian, NPR, Atlantic
Media, The Hill – as well as individual reporters for those and other outlets
are facing defamation lawsuits from the teenagers that have a very good chance
“Trump is a hateful bigot towards minority groups.”
The mainstream press is not only notorious for their hatred
towards the minority of Bible-believing Christians in America but also for
helping amplify unjust accusations and smear generalizations against them. Go back to the Jussie Smollett hoax and consider
that CBS’s alleged comedy program “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” allowed
LGBT activist a platform to blame the fake attack on Vice President Mike Pence.
The video clip was promoted by CBS on social media
platforms, garnering over 15 million views.
Even if the attack had been real and not a hoax, suggesting that someone
like Mike Pence would advocate for such conduct just because he happens to
believe in the Biblical Christian sexual ethic is born of nothing other than
Some might suggest that these immoral attributes are far
more dangerous in Trump given his ability to affect public policy as president. But don’t ignore the mainstream media’s
ability to control the public narrative and the flow of information to the
Trump and the media that hates him are two peas in a
pod. I’d be tempted to say they deserve
each other except for the fact that it’s you and I that get caught in the crosshairs
of their petulance.