My Experience with Lying Journalists


Liberals want to take down Pres. Trump anyway they can. The latest attempt is Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury. Aaron Blake of The Washington Post concludes, “In any other political climate, a book like Wolff’s that is rife with inexplicably basic factual mistakes and gossip-section-quality reportage would be dismissed out of hand. The fact that he has clearly gotten so many things wrong would set off alarm bells and render everything else in it too suspect for public consumption.”

You can imagine how much lying and deceit take place at the national level when power and money hang in the balance. Anything goes as long as the end goal is met. In the case of Fire and Fury, the truth is not important. In fact, because Liberals believe there’s a “madman currently in charge of everything,” the truth be damned if in the end Trump can be driven out of office.

These Never Trumpers are desperate because Trump is winning in so many different areas. You know the desperation is becoming manic when someone like Robert DeNiro goes on an expletive-laced tirade calling Trump a F***ing this and a F***ing and a racist. When all else fails, play the race card. It’s the prime indicator that the debate has been lost.

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I’ve had first-hand experience with the media. Most of it has not been good.

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Some years ago, I was interviewed by Tad Friend for New York Magazine. The title of the article was, “Does America Hate New York. . . Or Has it Just Stopped Caring?” The cover of the magazine carried a more provocative, thumb-in-the-eye title: “Why America Hates New York: What We Look Like to Folks Down in Newt Country” (January 23, 1995).

Former congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Dr. Nelson Price, then pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church, a very large conservative church in Cobb County, Georgia, former Georgia governor Lester Maddox, and Dent “Wildman” Myers, the resident Confederate rabble-rouser, were also interviewed.

The article was rather strange because of the images that were included. There was Gingrich holding a bullwhip, Tad Leithead, the outgoing chairman of Cobb County’s Chamber of Commerce, standing on the top rungs of an extended aluminum ladder in a way that OSHA would not approve, and Dent Myers holding a long rifle, with a Confederate flag over his right shoulder and a Klansman with a noose around his neck over his left shoulder. Bizarre!

The purpose of Friend’s article, of course, was to cast a cultural shadow over this part of the South by digging up old stereotypes while offering a backhand compliment to the progress of the so-called New South.

When Friend first sat down with me, to get the conversation going, I asked him who he had interviewed before me. He told me that he had met with former Gov. Maddox who is best known for refusing to serve black patrons at his Pickrick restaurant. Here is what I said in response:

“You northern reporters are all the same. You come down South looking for the usual stereotypes to reinforce a certain image for your northern readers. If Lester Maddox were dead and buried, you would go to the graveyard and dig him up just so you could say to your northern readers that you interviewed him.”

Here’s how Friend “interpreted” what I had said: “Maddox is an anachronism, a corpse that just smells bad.” As you can imagine, Maddox’s many friends were upset with me. Of course, if I had really said what Friend had me saying, they would have had every right to be!

But these rock-ribbed conservatives should have known better. Much of what we read in articles written by liberals is designed to distort the truth. Some are willing to lie for what they perceive to be their idea of the greater good. Others just put the worst spin on out-of-context statements to elevate the blood pressure of their targeted ultra-liberal audience…

 

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