Trump is not the one smashing statues, looting stores,
and firebombing city hall.
One must see it to believe it! Stick a finger into the wound lest you doubt, Thomas. A full page — albeit buried on Page A10 — of the Sunday New York Times. What purports to be a news story amounts to an “advertorial,” an in-kind (but unreported) contribution to the Democratic National Committee and Joe Biden’s basement rec room renovation. The actual news section headline:
‘At Mt. Rushmore, Trump marks July 4 with division and darkness.’
In other words, a hit piece. Not even bothering to disguise the partisanship with the weasel word “Analysis.” AKA: pandering to its base of coastal and tenured elites.
Very very frightening!
The subject of the President’s Independence Day speech hit too close to home for the Coronavirus Times, so it substituted the Democrat(ic) party’s attack line: “Failing to control a raging pandemic and his campaign faltering in the polls,” the President speaking July 3 at Mt. Rushmore, instead “mount[ed] a full-on culture war against a straw-man version of the Left.”
The President, the “news reporter” (SNARKY QUOTES ALERT!) writes, “appears by design or default, increasingly disconnected from the intense concern among Americans about the health crisis gripping the country.” (Of his live audience in South Dakota, “Few wore masks,” the Times sniffs. Of the President’s immediate retinue, “none wore masks.”) In fact:
Mr. Trump barely mentioned the frightening resurgence of the pandemic.
Perhaps it balances out. The New York Times couldn’t stop yammering about it. As for “increasingly disconnected,” that describes the Times dismissal of the disgust most Americans have toward what Trump described as “Angry mobs trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.” Which it helped fan with its tendentious “1619 Project.”
Trump wasn’t exaggerating
On this anniversary of America’s founding, when the President vows “We will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people,” Trump is referring — if we should be so foolish as to believe the New York Times, “to his political opponents and their supporters.” Right.
If you doubt that the New York Times is “all in” on the Resistance, as Rachel Maddow & Co. like to say, turn to their Sports page. Or rather, let the Werkes do it for you, with tongs. Top line:
‘Athletes who stand for the national anthem have to explain themselves. As sports return, it’s time to kneel and be counted.’
Right. Lest you think Donald Trump is exaggerating, The Hill reports: “Far-left protesters burned an American flag near the White House on Saturday, chanting “America was never great,” just moments after President Trump finished delivering a speech at the “Salute to America” Independence Day celebration. Or this report from Associated Press:
‘Virginia officials order removal of large American flag, fearing protesters would target it.’
Speaking of Colin Kaepernick, the Black athlete adopted by white parents when abandoned by his natural parents, “Condemns July 4th As ‘Celebration of White supremacy.’” (Source here.)
About 20 people were marching along East Washington Avenue Saturday night near Capitol Square. One of the men, Isaiah Johnson, removed the flag from a motor home, took it to a bus shelter, and tried to light it on fire. Johnson was arrested.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The Left really isn’t anti-American — It would just rather change the subject from the looting and smashing wrought by its obsession with identity politics.