All governments and businesses are inherently closed and dishonest organizations. This is not being negative, because I’m not saying they are closed and dishonest all the time, in every aspect. Just occasionally when something goes very wrong. The public wants to know why VW manipulated their emission tests and how stupid the EPA could have been to accept these tests. Or how could Wells Fargo opened up millions of fake accounts. We want to know the details of how VA military hospitals were able to cheated the system in reporting the time veterans had to wait for their urgent medical needs. Or the IRS scandal where non=profit organizations were systematically targeted if their applications contained certain keywords, almost always related to conservative causes. We want to know what was hit when the bombs dropped in Yemen missed their target under Trump. Or when a Children’s hospital was bombed under Obama. And we want to know how many times, Obama took vacations to go golfing. Same with Trump. And the same with the next president.
Another words, we want dirt. It is our right. Freedom of the press is how we keep our government and businesses honest.
Trump has been blasting unfavorable media commentary to a new level. Much of his problems stem from the way he portrays events. The dishonesty of reasons behind Comey’s firing is a case in point, which I and others have covered enough. Commentary which blends the news with insight is either incredible, amazing, terrific or despicable, horrible, dishonest or totally fake. When the mother of all bombs was dropped on Afghanistan, CNN brought in a group of military experts and all were in full support of Trump’s action. No problem with CNN. But after Trump said more had been done to defeat ISIS in Afghanistan in 8 weeks of his administration than 8 years under Obama, one former military expert described that as a highly derogatory statement to those serving in armed forces.
He can’t be satisfied with his own accomplishments; he has to show he is better than Obama and Democrats. His wild exaggerations are quickly picked up by dedicated reporters. Case in point, the Obama administration wiretapped the Trump towers. Director Comey replied there is no evidence of this. Should Comey have said, “No comment, it is under investigation” ? Would he have score some loyalty points?
Trump stated in his latest interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro, that she is a fair and balanced reporter as she tossed a number of softball questions at Trump. I turned the channel at this point. She is known for her non-stop rants against Hillary Clinton:
Hillary, snap out of it,” Pirro said. “I’m tired of going through this with you. You’re a two-time loser who lost because you were a lousy candidate, you didn’t have a message, you lied every time you opened your mouth; you didn’t know what states to campaign in, you put our national security at risk with your amateur email setup, you were in a foundation that was nothing more than an organized criminal enterprise parading as a charity, four men died under your watch as you lied about a video, and there [were] a billion dollars missing from the State Department when you left. And I could go on and on, but I just don’t have the time. So, stop with the poor me nonsense. We’ve had it with you Clintons always claiming victimhood. The two of you haven’t followed the rules since the day you both showed up in your bell bottoms in Arkansas.”
Imagine if she said the same words to Trump, “You lied every time you opened your mouth,” Wow, end of interview, I sure. I watch Fox News for the news segments, not the commentary. I would not watch her show as too much tabloid gossip (Hillary steals a billion from the State Department). Gee, wouldn’t you think there would be an investigation?
Reporters are not going to get the straight story from government and inside information is fundamental to full reporting. Piecing together the truth requires getting facts from people on the inside. Leaking was given high praise by candidate Trump, and now widely condemned by President Trump. Every person he fires from government can talk freely about their experiences.
Keep up the good work you horrible, horrible reporters from the mainstream media. America needs you, for this president and all future presidents.