I hope that you all had a restful holiday break. The new year is upon as and the doom that is Donald Trump's administration begins in several weeks.
Going forward, I am going to be documenting the many examples of how the news media, Republican cowards, and others are enabling the American Il Duce. The image that has struck me--and it is quite foul--is that of Donald Trump unzipping his pants and putting his orange penis in his supplicants' willing mouths. He plays with their hair as they kneel before him. Trump's little piggies are hungry and swallow his foul spunk and are eager for more. It tastes like garlic and old cream cheese.
The first entry in the "How to perform political fellatio on Donald Trump" file is Gerard Baker, editor of The Wall Street Journal. On last Sunday's edition of Meet the Press, Baker made obvious what observers have known for some time. The Wall Street Journal and other members of the American news media have no interest in telling the truth about the American Il Duce. Moreover, they are actively engaged in supporting his reign and the advertising money that comes from staying in his good graces.
Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker said that despite the fact Trump often makes “questionable” and “challengeable” statements, he’s instructed his staff to keep their social media postings straight laced in order to maintain the trust of the readers.\
Asked by host Chuck Todd whether he’d be willing to call out a falsehood as a “lie” like some other news outlets have done, Baker demurred, saying it was up to the newspaper to just present the set of facts and let the reader determine how to classify a statement.
"I'd be careful about using the word, ‘lie.’ ‘Lie' implies much more than just saying something that's false. It implies a deliberate intent to mislead,” Baker said, noting that when Trump claimed “thousands” of Muslims were celebrating on rooftops in New Jersey on 9/11, the Journal investigated and reported that they found no evidence of a claim.
"I think it's then up to the reader to make up their own mind to say, 'This is what Donald Trump says. This is what a reliable, trustworthy news organization reports. And you know what? I don't think that's true.’ I think if you start ascribing a moral intent, as it were, to someone by saying that they've lied, I think you run the risk that you look like you are, like you’re not being objective,” he said.
Gobble gobble Mr. Baker. Is it all over your face? It is pretty clear that you enjoyed servicing Donald Trump. I hope your knees do not hurt.