Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Voice Of Reason

Last week Glorious Leader Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a controversial and unprecedented press briefing that excluded several major news outlets.

Among those shut out were the New York Times, CNN, Politico, Buzzfeed and the majority of foreign press.

Spicer hand-picked several news agencies to attend the briefing, including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, the Washington Times and the One America News Network, whatever the hell that is. Far-right racist and homophobic conspiracy theory rag Breitbart was invited to attend.

Needless to say, this is a shocking and worrying turn of events.

When questioned about the ban, Glorious Leader Trump went on an angry tirade, saying, "Many of these groups are part of large media corporations that have their own agenda. And it's not your agenda and it's not the country's agenda, it's their own agenda. They have a professional obligation as members of the press to report honestly, but as you saw throughout the entire campaign and even now, the fake news doesn't tell the truth.”

Trump went on to say that the "fake news media is the enemy of the American people."

Jesus Christ!

I'm pretty sure that "media is the enemy of the people" part is on page thirty three of the book So You Want To Undermine Your Democracy And Start A Dictatorship.

Meanwhile, former President George W. Bush was interviewed this week on the Today show. In the interview, Bush said, “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need the media to hold people like me to account. I mean, power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.”

Bush also had a few thoughts about immigration, saying, “It’s very important for all of us to recognize one of our great strengths is for people to worship the way they want to or not worship at all,” Mr. Bush said. “I mean the bedrock of our freedom— a bedrock of our freedom is the right to worship freely.”

Asked if he supported a ban on Muslim visitors to the United States, the former president said, “I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and upholds the law.”

Congratulations, Universe! You win! You just made George W. Freakin' Bush look like a wise elder statesman, and the voice of reason.

I need to go lie down in a dark room.

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