Dishonest media peddling false narrative against ‘baby-hating’ Trump

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Dishonest media peddling false narrative against 'baby-hating' Trump

By John Ruberry

I over­heard some­one say­ing yes­ter­day, “Did you you hear that Don­ald Trump hates babies? Yes, a baby was cry­ing at one of his ral­lies and Trump said, ‘Get that baby out of here.’”

This per­son is a mem­ber of America’s largest vot­ing bloc, the unin­formed voter. He gets his news from his Face­book feed – FB’s trend­ing topic page was recently exposed as biased against con­ser­v­a­tives – and I sus­pect he doesn’t know who is state rep­re­sen­ta­tive is or his mem­ber of Con­gress is. But pres­i­den­tial elec­tions bring out unin­formed vot­ers at a higher rate than in off-​year elec­tions, which explains Barack Obama and the Demo­c­ra­tic Party’s wins in 2008 and 2012 and the Repub­li­can suc­cesses in 2010 and 2014.

Oh, about that baby. While there was some harm­less ban­ter between Trump and the baby’s mother, the media lied, par­tic­u­larly its head­line writ­ers. Low-​information vot­ers read head­lines but are less will­ing to read arti­cles because some­times they con­tain ideas and words they may not under­stand. Or maybe the unin­formed are lazy, which of course explains how they got that way.

Here’s an hon­est head­line: Don­ald Trump did not tell the baby’s mother to leave his rally.

Who says so? The infant’s mom, that’s who.

The media cre­ated a firestorm over Trump’s feud­ing with Khizr Khan, the father of a US Army offi­cer whose son was killed in a ter­ror attack in Iraq. While the polit­i­cal new­comer would have been bet­ter off avoid­ing the dis­pute alto­gether, the dis­hon­est main­stream media avoided men­tion­ing Khan’s sus­pected ties to the extrem­ist Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and his his­tory of sup­port­ing sharia law.

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Of more impor­tance to the ordi­nary Amer­i­can is that Hillary Clin­ton flat-​out lied to Fox News’ Chris Wal­lace about her email scan­dal last week. Specif­i­cally she lied about her lying – FBI direc­tor James Comey did not say Clin­ton was truth­ful about her expla­na­tions of her use of an unse­cured email server while she served as Barack Obama’s sec­re­tary of state.

In an attempt to talk her way out of her self-​inflicted mess, on Fri­day Clin­ton, in her first press con­fer­ence of 2016, uttered a top-​level gaffe, claim­ing that she “may have short-​circuited” dur­ing the Wal­lace interview.

Is Amer­ica ready for a pres­i­dent who short-​circuits? Or one who is a ser­ial liar?

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

By John Ruberry

I overheard someone saying yesterday, “Did you you hear that Donald Trump hates babies? Yes, a baby was crying at one of his rallies and Trump said, ‘Get that baby out of here.'”

This person is a member of America’s largest voting bloc, the uninformed voter. He gets his news from his Facebook feed–FB’s trending topic page was recently exposed as biased against conservatives–and I suspect he doesn’t know who is state representative is or his member of Congress is. But presidential elections bring out uninformed voters at a higher rate than in off-year elections, which explains Barack Obama and the Democratic Party’s wins in 2008 and 2012 and the Republican successes in 2010 and 2014.

Oh, about that baby. While there was some harmless banter between Trump and the baby’s mother, the media lied, particularly its headline writers. Low-information voters read headlines but are less willing to read articles because sometimes they contain ideas and words they may not understand. Or maybe the uninformed are lazy, which of course explains how they got that way.

Here’s an honest headline: Donald Trump did not tell the baby’s mother to leave his rally.

Who says so? The infant’s mom, that’s who.

The media created a firestorm over Trump’s feuding with Khizr Khan, the father of a US Army officer whose son was killed in a terror attack in Iraq. While the political newcomer would have been better off avoiding the dispute altogether, the dishonest mainstream media avoided mentioning Khan’s suspected ties to the extremist Muslim Brotherhood and his history of supporting sharia law.

John "Lee' Ruberry
John “Lee” Ruberry

Of more importance to the ordinary American is that Hillary Clinton flat-out lied to Fox News’ Chris Wallace about her email scandal last week. Specifically she lied about her lying–FBI director James Comey did not say Clinton was truthful about her explanations of her use of an unsecured email server while she served as Barack Obama’s secretary of state.

In an attempt to talk her way out of her self-inflicted mess, on Friday Clinton, in her first press conference of 2016, uttered a top-level gaffe, claiming that she “may have short-circuited” during the Wallace interview.

Is America ready for a president who short-circuits? Or one who is a serial liar?

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.