Can Trump Still Continue To Blame The Media For His Downfall.
It’s fair to say that every form of media has its own inherent bias, both the left and the right have publication which pander to them. So, in some regard Donald Trump is correct in bringing light to the fake news epidemic. However, has he run out of get of jail free cards? How many more times can Trump and his supporters just disregard anything negative about the Trump administration by just labelling it fake news?
Let’s look at what has happened in the last week, Trump fired the Director of the FBI James Comey, and he trumped his efforts even more by leaking classified intel to the Russians. When you read about things like this you really do believe that the media is trying to shine a bad light on Trump. He could’ve fired Comey because like Trump said “The FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil, less than a year ago. It hasn’t recovered from that.” Let’s just fact check this statement, because if it is true then Trump had a perfectly good reason to fire Comey. Andrew G. McCube is currently the acting Director of the FBI, on May 11 during a Senate intelligence committee hearing said of Comey losing support “I can confidently tell you that the majority — the vast majority of FBI employees enjoyed a deep and positive connection to Director Comey.”
This is another moment where the media reveals that Trump is clearly lying to the American public, there is nothing hidden here, there is no clever quoting to make Trump look bad, he himself told a lie about the reason he fired Comey. Whether the reason to fire Comey was in response to the Russian investigation is yet to be revealed, so the media cannot run with this narrative. This is the distinction, the media’s responsibility is to provide the public with honest reporting, if the public want to attribute Trump firing Comey to the Russian investigation, this is their prerogative. However, it is not up to the media to make this the narrative as it proves Trumps point that there is fake news. There is no proof that Russia influenced the election, but media outlets especially New York Times have been running with this narrative.
On the topic of the New York Times, they have just revealed that Trump had just tried to stop Comey investigating Trumps national security adviser Micheal T. Flynn. In a memo Comey wrote after a meeting in the white house with Trump back in February, Comey argues Trump said to him “I hope you can let this go,” Again here is clear proof that Trump tried to directly impede a FBI investigation and in response to this, Trump didn’t provide evidence like Comey he once again just attacke the media and Comey to deflected read his tweet below.
James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
Two days ago, the Washington Journal revealed a bombshell; Trump had given away classified intel to the Russians. Whilst this wasn’t an act of treason, as the being the president means you have the power to declassify information by just saying it. The question now is how long before we just call Trump incompetent, because not even media outlets could’ve predicted the President would leak government secrets to Russians, or would try to interfere with a government investigation when Nixon was impeached for the same thing.
One thing Trump has got going for him is his great ratings, no not his approval rating they are at an all-time low, but his entertainment ratings. For us non Americans tuning in to see what calamitous thing the most powerful man in the world has done is great television.