New York Post Joins Forces With Trump and the Fake News Meme…

In the sixth month of Donald Trump’s presidency, we are witnessing an unprecedented meltdown of much of the media. Standards have been tossed overboard in a frenzy to bring down the president.

Trump, like all presidents, deserves coverage that is skeptical and tough, but also fair. That’s not what he’s getting.

To the above all a reasonable fair-minded person can say in response is, Ah, poor WATB. Apparently the author of this extremely biased pro Trump article is fine with his lies, half-truths, and stinky BS his  White House has shoveled on the people of this once great nation.

Trump deserves every damned bit of scrutiny he has received by the legitimate press. By the use of the term legitimate we definitely do not include Breitbart, INFOWARS,  World Net Daily, Newsmax, or FOX News and Sean Hannity. There are many others but you get the idea.

Donald J. Trump has made it a hallmark of his presidency to scream FAKE  NEWS every time the legitimate news media calls him out on his many misstatement or outright lies. In so doing, and with the support of his adoring albeit ill-informed fans, he is regularly calling the legitimate news media credibility into question. A calculated strategy to delegitimize the very institution that is so critical to democracy.

Thomas Jefferson on the press…

The people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution. To punish these errors too severely would be to suppress the only safeguard of the public liberty. The way to prevent these irregular interpositions of the people is to give them full information of their affairs thro’ the channel of the public papers, & to contrive that those papers should penetrate the whole mass of the people. The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers & be capable of reading them.

We leave it to you all to decide what Thomas Jefferson’s opinion of the BLOTUS might be were he here today.

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Les Carpenter

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist working with those over 50 years of age. Currently work at Prime Fitness located in The Enfield Senior Center, Enfield CT. Semi retired and enjoying life in the semi fast lane with my lovely bride and super grandchildren!

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