Is it any wonder? A Politico poll found that a whopping 46% of people believe the media makes up negative stories about Donald Trump, with another 17% undecided. Only about a third believe they don’t.
Let us give you a recent example among many of why. This week the president called the mother of a U.S. soldier just killed in Niger supporting local anti-terrorist forces. Not all presidents have made such personal calls. During the telephone conversation, strident Democrat lawmaker Frederica Wilson, a member of the Trump-hating Congressional Black Caucus, allegedly listened in on the call and later claimed to the media that the president had “disrespected” the fallen soldier’s memory and family by saying “he knew what he signed up for.” The phrase has been used many times before by others to note the bravery of our fallen soldiers who knowingly and voluntarily went in harm’s way, suggesting their loss is all the more heroic for having accepted the awful risk. White House Chief of Staff
and retired general John Kelly, himself a Gold Star father, said the military officer who called him after Kelly’s own son had been killed in combat said the same thing, and it was taken as a sincere tribute.
The surprising thing is not that Representative Wilson, a known Trump-basher, would make such a preposterous inference, but that the national media would run with it as tantamount to a political scandal, not implicating Wilson, but instead Trump. It was the major story on the national broadcast, print, and cable news outlets, particularly so with NBC and CNN. Obviously, Donald Trump was praising the young soldier’s selfless heroism in his personal outreach to the family. But for the traditional news sources to position it as a Trump scandal is laughable. Is it any wonder that most people simply don’t believe them anymore?
President Lincoln taught us that you can’t fool all the people all the time. Everyday citizens aren’t stupid and can see through the hysterical attempts by the media to spin harmless events into anti-Trump tirades. The notoriously left media is both incensed at the president’s unexpected and unwelcome thrashing of liberal darling Hillary Clinton and outraged at the charges of “fake news” by the president, which stings all the more because they are true.
The media is in a bed of their of making with most people either convinced of or still wavering as to their deceit. For our money, it couldn’t be happening to a more deserving group of people.