For the past six months I’ve become increasingly alarmed over the media’s obsession with Russia’s supposed interference on the 2016 election, which I view as a dangerous distraction. I have seen how reports on international news not directly related to the topic, especially on Latin America and our hemisphere, steadily dwindle to almost disappear while conditions in Latin American countries are increasingly dangerous.
I am very pleased over Justice Gorsuch’s successful nomination, and am hopeful over future nominees to the judiciary.
Pres. Trump’s speech in Poland outlining America’s foreign policy was very good . . . but you wouldn’t know it by listening to the biased, unfair and downright dishonest so-called journalists.
Trump’s interactions at the G20, and the invitation from French president Macron, the first from a French president to an American in decades, are favorable signs. But instead of reporting on policy, the news descends into arguments about Ivanka Trump’s sleeves and undisclosed meetings that weren’t.
The failure this week of a repeal/replace for Obamacare is a big setback, throwing chum on shark-infested waters. Any substantial information on the hundreds of government regulations that are being repealed is hidden under opinion pieces.
I have no forecast since the overall effect of all the political reporting throughout the past year has put me off politics – and I used to be a news junkie – to the point that I’ve taken up listening to opera: all of the drama, but played to better music.
Cartoon via Gay Patriot
Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog