Skip to comments.Dying In Darkness: Mount Rushmore Media Coverage Exemplifies ‘Enemy Of The People’ Critique
Posted on 07/05/2020 11:09:13 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
IN BREATHLESS, PANICKED COVERAGE THE ESTABLISHMENT AMERICAN MEDIA HEAPED SCORN AND SUSPICION ON PRESIDENT TRUMPS 4TH OF JULY SPEECH AT MOUNT RUSHMORE ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
Trumps speech in front of the South Dakota monument was followed by a dazzling firework display, when even Fox News cut away from the ceremonies to replace their coverage with talking heads discussing the coronavirus pandemic.
The New York Times rushed to label the speech divisive and mocked the President for what they called using the holiday and an official presidential address to mount a full-on culture war against a straw-man version of the left that he portrayed as inciting mayhem and moving the country toward totalitarianism.
But that view of the left is by no means a straw man, with recent polling reflecting that the majority of Americans do not agree with recent actions by the radical left to pull down statues of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington.
Speaking late from the mountain time zone on Friday night, Trump declared:
The violent mayhem we have seen in the streets of cities that are run by liberal Democrats, in every case, is the predictable result of years of extreme indoctrination and bias in education, journalism, and other cultural institutions. Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country, and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but that were villains. And his rationale for pointing such things out is objectively true on all three fronts.
Whether the influence of the Chinese Communist Party in U.S. schools; the New York Times itself founding the anti-1776 education effort called The 1619 Project; or the commonly accepted, malign influence of Hollywood, President Trumps assertion augurs true to most Americans.
A Washington Post headline asserted that President Trump peddled fiction, though their article on the speech states Trump didnt discuss the coronavirus when in fact he did.
In truth, it is the Post as ever peddling fiction.
CNN called the speech jaw-dropping and alleged the President of the United States defense of monuments and American history amounted to a culture war bonfire.
During the speech, Trump announced the establishment of the National Garden of American Heroes, a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live.
The list of new statues to be erected is said to include John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson and Harriet Tubman, among others.
Despite the racial and historical mix, Time magazine hysterically accused the President of pushing racial division, and flouting coronavirus rules.
And curiously, most channels didnt even carry the Trump speech live.
CNN stuck with fear-mongering coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, hyping the expected rise in cases while continuing to ignore the Presidents hydroxychloroquine called shot and the general decline in death rates.
Even Fox News pivoted away both before and after Trumps speech, despite the festivities surrounding the event including live music, speeches from other political figures, and a fireworks display.
Conservative platforms One America News, Americas Voice, and the Right Side Broadcasting Network covered the full event, in addition to CSPAN. But it does reflect incredibly poorly on the state of Americas establishment media that they are all delighted to use their front pages to trash the event even to lie about it but wont actually show the event to their viewers and readers.
US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP ARRIVE FOR THE INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS AT MOUNT RUSHMORE If ever the mainstream media were unclear as to why they deserve the enemy of the people moniker slapped on them by President Trump and his supporters, last night provides a potent reminder.
Hiding July 4th celebrations from their audiences while falsely reporting on them after the fact is probably something everyone could have predicted of the media by this point.
But that doesnt make it okay. Nor does it make it any less pathetic.
It’s disgusting, the MSM is the enemy.
Fox news reminds me of the good cop bad cop strategy...
I never did trust them.
Trump kicked them squarely in the balls and they are still howling.
Such as it is, the press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask; by whom has it been elected and to whom is it responsible? - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Military Industrial Media Complex is a tough triumvirate to overcome.
Thanks, President Donald J. Trump. Sorry to keep you waiting, tough business.
The TOTALITARIAN DESTROYERS of history are setting the stage for the re-write.
Happy Birthday America and Americans...
Ill be lovin you always.
live - free - republic
“....Its disgusting, the MSM is the enemy.....”
Without a doubt.
IF anything deserves being burned to the ground, it’s these azzholes.
I pay a subscription for one America News since I got so fed up of FOX, and their liberal crap
The media and liberals sure are bitching a lot about the Mt. Rushmore speech.
Does that mean, he was right over the target, as people sometimes say when the liberals and media squeal the loudest?
Pandemic Resurgence ??? Numbers ginned up for effect by Leftist Media who WANT a Panic, want a chronic Lockdown, want Trump blamed:
Like the Troop Deaths in Iraq (announced on the ‘nightly news’ almost with glee, which virtually ceased the second Obama was elected...)
“Cases’ are not Deaths or even Ill people - just People Detected as having the Virus.
WHY? Because : Now they are TESTING MORE People than Ever (when they couldn’t before in such numbers or without long testing delays). OF COURSE they will be finding more ‘cases’.
Upswings were recorded mere days after the ‘Lockdown’ was lifted in all these places ? How does that work when the virus in general takes over a week to incubate ???
LIARS FRAUDS BETRAYERS TRAITORS - Leftist Media who only have a leftist agenda in mind and NOT whats best for America (Like telling the Truth)
How many Deaths?? (and ACTUALLY from the virus)
How Many ‘cases’ are Illegal Aliens
How many actual hospitalizations
That is the most perfect example of prog projection I have ever seen.
cnn and other lib media are 100% supporting the china style cultural revolution in this Republic.
It would be interesting to know what the percentage of democrat party voters libs engage in "WalkAway" voting.
They have a pretty good website... https://www.walkawaycampaign.com/
Fox news reminds me of the good cop bad cop strategy...
I never did trust them.
Good observation, dragnet2.
We decide what to report, so that you can decide...or better described in my 2nd link above...
“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there is free thinking going on, while all the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.”
I want to know what charges were filed and against all of the arrested.
Where are they now?
We know not to trust he MSM. They have been anti-USA interests since way before the NYT Potemkin Village debacle. Now they flaunt it.
He hit a home run and that is why the panic and vitriol.
“cnn and other lib media are 100% supporting the china style cultural revolution in this Republic.”
“But the global stakes are too high for us to act that stupidly and short-sightedly. A more mature response would be based on mutual civilizational respect, askingwhat can we learn from what the Chinese are doing, how can we help them, and how can they help us to keep up as they create their brave new world?”
you are over the target.
I am guessing that at one time, you were an avid listener of the Mark Scott program on the old 1270am. I myself called into the show a few times.
“...good cop bad cop...”
Don’t forget the “salt & pepper” routine!
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