AG Lynch Donald Trump and the National Press Club. a Question

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AG Lynch Donald Trump and the National Press Club. a Question

I’d like to say I was shocked at this story at real clear pol­i­tics:

In an inter­view with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Attor­ney Gen­eral Loretta Lynch says that on Mon­day, the FBI will release edited tran­scripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando night­club shooter to the police dur­ing his rampage.

What we’re not going to do is fur­ther pro­claim this man’s pledges of alle­giance to ter­ror­ist groups, and fur­ther his pro­pa­ganda,” Lynch said. “We are not going to hear him make his asser­tions of alle­giance [to the Islamic State].”

Or to rephrase it: We are going to cen­sor any infor­ma­tion that is not con­sis­tent with the approved nar­ra­tive of the Demo­c­rat party in par­tic­u­lar and the White House in particular.

When I read this the first thing that came to mind was some­thing I saw at the National Press Club last week.

On a big screen when you come in there is a state­ment con­cern­ing Don­ald Trump’s deci­sion to remove the cre­den­tials from the Wash­ing­ton Post mean­ing that while they can cover his events they don’t have the access that other mem­bers of the press do.

It was pre­sented with the self right­eous­ness of a group that does not hint that they can still cover the events and report on them, only on Trump assault on free speech, or that there is a rea­son why the press is often described as “Democ­rats with bylines”.

Now while one can debate this move by the Trump cam­paign maybe it’s just me but I’d say the sup­pres­sion of the record on the 2nd most suc­cess­ful Islamic Ter­ror attack on the United States home­land is some­thing that the national press club might find objectionable.

So my ques­tion is this: Will the National Press Club put up a dis­play object­ing just as strongly to the cen­sor­ing of the pub­lic record by this Admin­is­tra­tion on the 2nd most suc­cess­ful Islamic Ter­ror attack on the US for all Amer­i­cans as they will Don­ald Trump?

I sus­pect to ask the ques­tion is to answer it.

I’d like to say I was shocked at this story at real clear politics:

In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage.

“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”

Or to rephrase it: We are going to censor any information that is not consistent with the approved narrative of the Democrat party in particular and the White House in particular.

When I read this the first thing that came to mind was something I saw at the National Press Club last week.

On a big screen when you come in there is a statement concerning Donald Trump’s decision to remove the credentials from the Washington Post meaning that while they can cover his events they don’t have the access that other members of the press do.

It was presented with the self righteousness of a group that does not hint that they can still cover the events and report on them, only on Trump assault on free speech, or that there is a reason why the press is often described as “Democrats with bylines”.

Now while one can debate this move by the Trump campaign maybe it’s just me but I’d say the suppression of the record on the 2nd most successful Islamic Terror attack on the United States homeland is something that the national press club might find objectionable.

So my question is this: Will the National Press Club put up a display objecting just as strongly to the censoring of the public record by this Administration on the 2nd most successful Islamic Terror attack on the US for all Americans as they will Donald Trump?

I suspect to ask the question is to answer it.