Trump & The Press - A Death Struggle

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Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via,

Alerting the press that he would deal with the birther issue at the opening of his new hotel, the Donald, after treating them to an hour of tributes to himself from Medal of Honor recipients, delivered.

“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. … President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”

The press went orbital.

“Trump Gives Up a Lie But Refuses to Repent” howled the headline over the lead story in The New York Times.

Its editorial called Donald Trump a “reckless, cynical bully” spreading political poison in an “absurdist presidential campaign,” adding that Trump is the “ultimate mountebank” using a “Big Lie” that “made him the darling of the wing nuts and racists” and “nativist hallucinators.”

You get the drift.

While Trump’s depiction of the birther controversy was … inexact … there was truth in it. Obama’s campaign did charge the Clinton campaign with drawing press attention to that photo of Obama in traditional Somali garb. Apparently, Sid Blumenthal did push a McClatchy bureau chief to search for Obama’s birth records in Kenya.

Tim Kaine was wailing on Sunday about how “painful” Trump’s birtherism has been to African-Americans. And Democrats and the media are pledging not to let it go, but to exploit Trump’s attempt to “delegitimize” Obama’s presidency.

These are crocodile tears. Obama gave the game away Saturday night. At the Black Caucus’s annual gala, says The Washington Post, a “beaming” Obama “gleefully” had the attendees rolling in “laughter” over Trump’s concession. “With just 124 days to go,” mocked Obama, “we got that thing resolved.”

Many news organizations will go along with the game. For many appear to be all in on Clinton’s depiction of half of Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables” who are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic … haters.”

Yet one wonders. Do the major media understand that in their determination, bordering on desperation, to kill Trump, they are killing their credibility? And as they are losing credibility they are losing the country.

According to a new Gallup poll, distrust of the press has hit an all-time high. Half the nation’s Democrats still trust the media, but only one-in-three independents and one-in seven Republicans, 14 percent, believe the media are truthful, honest and fair.

When, early in his presidency, Obama jokingly referred to the White House Correspondents Association dinner as his political base, Americans now believe he was not exaggerating the case.

And the more the media vent their detestation of Trump, the more Trump’s supporters revel in their discomfort. “We love him most of all for the enemies he has made,” said backers of Grover Cleveland in 1884. Trump’s folks feel that way about the national press.

America’s media seem utterly lacking in introspection. Do they understand why so many people hate them so? Do they care? Are they so smugly self-righteous and self-regarding they cannot see?

Take the birther issue again. According to a January HuffPost/YouGov poll, an astonishing 53 percent of all Republicans, 30 percent of all independents, and even 10 percent of Democrats still believe Barack Obama was born outside the USA.

What does this say about the persuasiveness of the press?

Indeed, what does it say about the idea that universal suffrage is the best way to determine the leadership of a republic?

In 2016, America faces serious issues — a rising deficit and escalating debt, the explosion of entitlements, the resurgence of Russian power, Chinese military expansionism in the South and East China seas, North Korea’s development of nuclear missiles, and Afghanistan.

Now consider the issues that have transfixed the media this election season:

The birther issue, David Duke, the KKK, a Mexican-American judge, Black Lives Matter, white cops, the “Muslim ban,” the Battle Flag, the “alt-right,” the national anthem, Trump’s refusals to recant his blasphemies against the dogmas of political correctness, or to “apologize.”

What does the continual elevation of such issues, and the acrimony attendant to them, tell us?

America is bitterly and irreparably divided over race, ideology faith, history and culture, and Trump’s half of the nation rejects the modernist gospel that America’s diversity and multiculturalism are her greatest treasures.

To the contrary, Trump’s half wants secure borders, “extreme vetting” of immigrants, especially from the Mideast, and foreign and trade policies marked by an “Americanism” that seems to be an antonym for globalism.

They want America to be “great again,” and they believe she was once, and is not now.

No matter who wins in November, America is going to face a divide unseen in decades. If Donald Trump wins, he will confront a resident media more hateful than that which confronted Richard Nixon in 1968.

If Hillary Clinton wins, she will come to office distrusted and disbelieved by most of her countrymen, half of whom she has maligned either as “deplorables” or pitiful souls in need of empathy.

Not for half a century has the idea of “one nation under God, indivisible,” seemed so distant.

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truthalwayswinsout's picture

If Hillary wins there will be a civil war. If Trump wins there will be a chance for peace.

bada boom's picture

Why, is Hillary going to ban the internet and cable tv?

Manthong's picture

Maybe I do not know squat,

But it appears to me that there is nobody in the MSM press or media that could even qualify as a bootlicker to Trump….

.. although they are completely qualified to be bootlickers to the democrats.


Creative_Destruct's picture

The clinton-demobeast planted bootlicking shill libtard disease-speading vectors like Stephanopolis and infected the system. Trump would need to spread some controlling vectors himself to take them out. That will take quite a bit of time.

gregga777's picture

It will merely take enforcement of Federal anti–trust statutes. Then the old Feral government's organs of state propaganda (mainstream media & entertainment oligopoly) will shrivel up and go bankrupt.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Hope that's doable...could it be done by Executive order?

Stuck on Zero's picture

The press?  There ain't no press.  There are just propaganda machines run by the elite.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Stuck on Zero Sep 20, 2016 6:55 PM

Is it too late to start a candidacy for my dog?  She doesn't lie and she never exaggerates.  That's a winning combination.


MarsInScorpio's picture

As a quick aside, on the issue of the legitimacy of his "long-form" birth certificate, all you have to do to debunk that lie is to ask one question: "Who has ever seen the original paper long-form birth certificate?"

You have seen a PDF alleging to be a copy of his long-form birth certificate.

To this day, Obama has NEVER produced his long-form birth certificate; NOBODY has ever seen the original paper long-form birth certificate.

It doesn't exist.

Moving on to his literary agent's bio, I wrote this recently on another thread to a Crazy Hillary supporter dealing with the lie that Obama didn't know he had written Kenya as his birthplace to his literary agent.

Sorry to pop your delusion, but Obama is a textbook case of pathological lying.

You stated the Snope’s Left Wing Looney Tunes Apologist Handbook's answer to the error in the Obama literary bio was that the copywriter for the agent had cited Kenya in error, and not from anything given the agency by Obama.  It tells me you know nothing about how the literary world, its promoters, and the media work.

For that lie by the agent's representative to be true, you must also believe the following - that in 16 years:

1) Obama never once read his own bio. Sure, that's credible, knowing his narcissistic personality. Want to bet that if I posted your bio on the web, you'd read it the first chance you got?

2) Out of all of the nations in the world, the agent coincidentally chose Kenya. Sure. It was just a coincidence. So tell us the answer to the follow-up questions: How did you come up with Kenya in the first place? and Are you telling us you had absolutely nothing in your possession from Obama stating where he was born - and you never bothered to ask anyone where he was born either - you just came up with Kenya? You'd have to be a complete idiot to buy that agent's lie.

3) Back up one step: Are we to believe the agency account executive (AE) told the copywriter to write the bio, and said to do so without giving his/her own in-house copywriter anything to use to write its content? Then, after getting the bio back from the copywriter, didn’t proof the copywriter’s work? So if Obama didn’t submit a bio info form, what would the AE send to the copywriter to write the bio, and then after getting the bio back, to proof the bio content? Obama had to submit a bio info form, and that makes its content his content and claims.

4) That after proofing the bio by both the copywriter and the AE, the AE didn’t sit down with the client and have the client read it and approve it before it would be posted?  

5) After Obama had the bio placed in front of him for his signature approving it, he neither read it (doing what – telling the AE he wasn’t going to read it first as required by the contract with the agency?), nor corrected it. Do you have any idea how insane Obama’s excuse for all this coupled with the copywriter’s statement is? But it is what you have to believe to buy the lie that Obama didn’t know about the error – you have to buy Obama’s insanity.

6) When Obama heard the bio read when introduced to crowds and other speaking engagements, he never once heard the speaker refer to his birth in Kenya. Yeah, that's solid. Right up there with Obama attending Wright's church for 20 years and never once hearing any of Wright's Black Racist rants . . .

7) When interviewed by media, he never once corrected the bio reference to Kenya when he heard them cite it. You wouldn't correct them either if it was your bio either - right?

8) All agencies require you to fill out an inquiry form so the copywriter has something to use for the bio content. But you'd tell us she just came up with his bio without ever getting anything in writing from Obama? What exactly then would she use to write it from?

9) All agency contracts require the client to proof and sign off on the bio. The object is to avoid inaccuracies. But the Left Wing Looney Tune Obama supporters would have us believe that in this one instance - involving this one client - they didn't follow their own contract requirements. Again, if you were the agent, handling first-tier clients as this one did, you would never cover your fanny by following your own contract rules, would you? Reality check: No sign-off, no posted bio.

10) That the very first time Obama became aware of the error was 2 months after he announced his presidential run. So in 16-years - the very first time he ever looked to see what his own bio said about him, was after he needed to be a US citizen to run for office. Do you have any idea at all how insane you have to be to believe that lie?

11) In summary, you'd have us believe that over a 16-year period, Obama didn't supply the bio info for the agency as his contract required, that the AE never gave any info to the copywriter to use to write the bio, that the copywriter just pulled the Kenya reference out of thin air - never ever asking anyone what is the client's correct birthplace, that the AE didn’t proof the bio, that the AE and Obama didn't proof the bio together when it was finished and before it was posted, that Obama didn’t read the bio with the AE and didn't sign-off on the bio, never once – in 16 years - read the posted bio, never corrected anyone who cited his birth in Kenya found in the bio - and then didn't get back to the agent to correct the bio, and only became aware of the error after the bio had been on the internet for 16-years - and then coincidentally 2-months after he needed to be a US citizen to run for president.

Frankly, you are exactly the type of brainless psycho that blindly supports this psycho in the WH.



Is-Be's picture

Not a quick asside, but worth reading.

Question. Has anyone asked Obamas mother or checked her passport record of where she was on the date of O's birth?

oops's picture
oops (not verified) Is-Be Sep 20, 2016 9:43 PM

Game is rigged. Trump has no chance against Hillary.

Oldwood's picture

Did commies running the USSR give a shit if Pravda had credibility? I don't think so. All they cared about was the fact that ANY contradictory speech was quickly silenced by their media through personal attacks and destruction. This is how our media works. It does not seek debate or contrary evidence, it attacks the person's character and credibility.

They know they can't win a fact based debate, so personal destruction  used to ensure the voices are silenced is their first and most effective methodology. Trump has stifled this approach and immensely frustrated the media left. Their desperation is not just with the potential Hillary loss, but the complete change in the game. 

When the time comes that facts matter and the politics of personal destruction fail, all is lost for progressives and their mouthpiece/hatchet men. They are justifiably very afraid.

Manthong's picture

“there is nobody in the MSM press or media that could even qualify as a bootlicker to Trump….”


JHC.. awshit… that is what really scares the F out of them.


NoPension's picture

Listen, I haven't seen enough info to be able to conclude one way or the other, whether or not I believe Obama was born in the USA or not.

But this I believe 110%;

A) That birth certificate is phony as fuck. What's he hiding?
B) That Social Security number is phony as fuck. What's he hiding?
C) All of his college records are sealed. What's he hiding?
D) His publisher claimed he was born in Kenya.
E) So did his grandmother.
F) He sure does look a whole lot like Frank Marshall Davis. I don't care, but what's he hiding?

I could go on, but what's the point?

Oldwood's picture

As long as there are no definitive answers the questions remain a distraction that he can claim are conspiracy idiots trying to discredit a black man. It is deflection and a claim of racism that press will NEVER challenge.

You would have to admit its worked perfectly.

froze25's picture

My guess is her openly talking about "fun camps" for conservatives. Openly talking about gun grabbing. But you are spot on that about cable TV and the internet, although the internet is being handed over to the UN so we will see where that goes. Trump 2016

Paul Kersey's picture

Thanks to sites like ZH and Drudge, the mainstream media is dying.  The NYT gets daily traffic of 66 million, while Drudge has recorded as much as 1.47 billion page views.

Gold...Bitches's picture

You do know how this works right?  Sites like this that offer an alternative will be regulated out of existence.  Only those with the 'proper' credentials will be allowed to report 'news' or comment on it.  Enjoy your ZH, Drudge, etal while you can...

Librarian's picture

They don't regulate anything.  They can certainly try to regulate all the low-hanging fruit.

Let's face it though, do you really want your dear blue-haired old granny knowing exactly what's going on?

Best not to worry her and leave her be in her rocking chair in peace.

It's too late to put the cat back into the bottle.  If they were to even try that, real news will be reported and passed along similarly to how magnet links pass along pirate torrents.

It's just modern 'samizdat'.

Same as it ever was.  Only the sound and picture quality have improved a lot.

ShrNfr's picture

She is going to pass a law that her face must be displayed on all web pages. Screens will be an inch thick in dried vomit within a week.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

With TRUMP/PENCE ticket, there is a chance to heal the land. The DEMOCRATIC ticket is way to devisive and are proponents of demonic principles found in Saul Alinsky's book: "RULES FOR RADICALS". 

By the way, this book is dedicated to SATAN I kid you not!!! Go take a look at it!!

Our current sitting president taught this crap at college.

AllTimeWhys's picture

It's fun to watch the press whine and cry on a bed while biting their pillow next to an empty tub of ice cream and bottle of wine.

Took Red Pill's picture

Like him or not, all you have to do is watch the evening news to see how biased they are against Trump. If Hillary wins there will be chaos in the streets!

Creative_Destruct's picture

Unfortunately, I'm afraid extra Soros thug-money will flow in and there will also be chaos if Trump wins.

Bad Attitude's picture

What do you mean by "chaos if Trump wins"? There is already chaos on the streets, with Soros funded rent-a-mobs disrupting Trump events. Black-Lies-Matter, another Soros funded puppet organization, has been killing police.

If Trump can overcome the margin of fraud in the election, there will be more chaos. Obama will use the bully-pulpit to claim that Trump stole the election. The MSM will parrot those claims. Soros funded legal organizations and DNC-friendly law firms will challenge the election results in the courts.

Forward (over the cliff)!

roadhazard's picture

Two NY democraps running for POTUS.

froze25's picture

Hillary is no NY'er. Trump by his statements and actions is no democrat since that party as fully gone Globalist / Commie.

roadhazard's picture

The down vote was plenty.

wmbz's picture

The Hildacunt is from nowhere near NY.

The white trash lowlife lying bitch is from hell!

BarkingCat's picture

She's from a place much worse than hell - Chicago..

gregga777's picture

And from Arkancide, uh, Arkansas. LIAR Rodent Clinton learned the fine art of arkanciding political opponents in Arkansas.

Salsa Verde's picture

I can't wait to see who Trump appoints as the new head of the FCC, and I hope to God he appoints Sarah Palin as press secretary; would be the ultimate revenge move in all of modern media history.

Tenshin Headache's picture

Kellyanne Conway would probably do it for a while if he asked her. She'd be killer.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Either one, Kellyanne or Sarah, would cause the press to have a collective aneurysm...wonderful ! :)

Platinum's picture

I think his press secretary should be Ann Coulter.

NoPension's picture

Dennis Miller for press secretary.

lakecity55's picture

James Woods.

Chuck Norris for SecDef.

DocBerg's picture

No, Ann Coulter should be running immigration enforcement.

Tenshin Headache's picture

"Half the nation’s Democrats still trust the media"

How is it possible to be that insular?

HopefulCynical's picture

The media spews what the Dems want to hear.

lakecity55's picture

Haven't watched US TV news unless I was stuck waiting on a plane in the last 15 years. Once the 'net got going, THAT's where the News is!

adanata's picture


If the mass media is your only source of "news" you live in an echo chamber of propaganda whether 'liberal' or 'conservative'.  This is also true of those who seek/need 'authority figures. Considered, thoughtful, independent and informed opinion is beyond those who have been so thorougly programmed/conditioned. They cannot connect the dots. Amazingly, even if you explain issues in a simplified way with supportive documentation, you are unlikely to break through 'normalcy bias' and the need for the safety of illusion regarding issues with which you believe you cannot cope.

lakecity55's picture

That's the half who are literate.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

48 days to the election and all they've got is Chris Christie bridge closing and Trump birther (non) story, while Hitlery mysteriously misses a fundraiser in a State she can't afford to lose, no questions asked.  


As I've said before, Shut her down Clancy, she's pumpin' mud.

Edit: Insult Obama Personally 2016!

Insult early and Insult often