I have waited and I have not jumped to conclusions the thousands of times a day that people post an accusation regarding “Trump is lying” about ______ (fill in the blank). Basically this boils down to a certain section of our society saying “Trump is lying about everything!”
I am astounded at how quick people are to jump to conclusions. While people have been hyper-sensitive to every click bait claim of the media, I have held my breath and waited.
While I have opposed a few things openly about Trump’s policies, I have been mostly optimistic, just as I was with Obama around this time.
Granted I think that establishment politicians are difficult to trust, so I am a pessimistic optimist. But I have felt like there would be good things to come from both presidencies, and so I research, write and encourage as much as possible.
This is how I weigh my pessimism with the media, and this article that I quote below is correct, the confidence in the media that has dramatically fallen, did not start with the feud between Donald Trump and the media, this has been a decades long struggle with the media being unbalanced, deceitful and clearly working with government intelligence agencies to produce “fake news”. I reported on this phenomenon back in 2011 as well, see the video below.
In its annual confidence poll, Gallup found that Americans’ trust in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” reached its lowest level in polling history, with only 32 percent saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. Trust in the establishment media did not begin with the contentious 2016 election and Donald Trump taking the stage, but after a steady decline over the past 20 years, it took its deepest dive yet, led by Republicans deep distrust of mass media.
Now as for the claims of Trump that the media has scorned him as being a liar about. There are many, and nearly every time he has been vindicated after a good investigation has taken place. I will just name a few of these.
- Trump’s tax returns aired on MSNBC by reporter Rachel Maddow, showed not that Trump is a cheater, but that Trump paid 38 million dollars in taxes in 2005, and paid a higher percentage of his income that Obama, Clinton and Bernie Sanders
- Trump claims Obama had wiretapped him. Media and the FBI claimed it was not true. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes cleared the air, and confessed that Trump’s communications had been intercepted dozens of times during and after the election. Showing FBI Director James Comey is a liar (again), and main stream media jumped to conclusions.
-> http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-22/nunes-trump-transition-members-and-possibly-trump-himself-were-under-surveillance-du-> http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/325506-by-briefing-trump-intelligence-committee-chair-nunes
- Voter fraud, Trump has been steadfast that mass voter fraud has taken place. Before the election, I captured statements from democrats over the years, including from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama claiming that voter fraud does take place, and there has been multiple reports of how millions of voter registrations are fraudulent. Including Dr. Stein’s investigation on voter fraud, showing that in DNC held districts, that there were more voter registrations than people in those counties, and that the evidence shows that the voter registrations that were fraudulent belonged to Democrats.
What is extremely concerning to me is the close relationship that the CIA and FBI has with the main stream media, and how many regime changes, and how many elections our CIA and FBI has been involved in. I will continue to be a pessimistic optimist. I am certainly not getting behind Trump, nor was I a Trump supporter. But I am extremely skeptical that anything the FBI, CIA, or the Main Stream Media has to say.