WEEKLY UPDATE FOR MAY 12TH, 2017
Greetings from Tyler,
The world can wait. Forget the Ayatollah, Iran, ISIS, the war in Syria, Afghanistan, the little North Korean dictator threatening to reduce the United States to ashes. Never mind the Russian fighter jet that just flew within twenty feet of a Navy reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea. Forget Europe, the refugee crisis and the terrorists everywhere. The mainstream has sunk its collective teeth into the seat of Donald Trump’s trousers, and their not letting go until he’s been devoured.
From their standpoint that racist rascal is doing incalculable damage. From Obamacare, to the E P A, National Parks Service, F B I, Department of Justice, I R S, international relations, you name it, he’s wrecking everything as far as the media is concerned. If not for his “collusion” with Russia, or that of his campaign, Hillary Clinton would be president and the nation wouldn’t be mired in scandals that put Watergate to shame (or would we?). On and on, the world can wait, everything can wait, they’ve almost got him, again!
President Donald Trump fired the ever introspective and often emotive F B I Director James Comey, and the resulting media firestorm is white hot. But when, since election eve, has it not been white hot? Did Trump wait for the memo making the case for Comey’s unprecedented and improper claiming of proprietorial authority, or had he already made up his mind?
“It’s an abuse of power by the president,” you’ll hear a hundred times a day on mainstream outlets. Trump’s conversations with Comey, referenced in his letter of dismissal, represent nothing short of “tampering with an ongoing investigation,” a “conflict of interest,” and a litany of impeachable offenses the media has been dreaming of since the day he won. They call him a buffoon, a compulsive liar, a dictator in the making, and he must be stopped! If you want a dose of all that and more, try most any outlet other than Fox News, and they carry their share of those sentiments too.
“At this point in Watergate…” Yes, much of the media is reliving its glory days in having brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon, and they couldn’t be more earnest or dedicated to finding the smoking gun, the eighteen-minute gap, the inner circle whistle-blower or maybe Deep Throat…