Last week I wrote a missive titled, “Liberal Media’s Negative Coverage of Trump Is a Losing Strategy.” It was based on the recent Media Research Center report on the undeniable negative focus of the liberal, progressive media on the Trump administration. Of course, there are those of the progressive socialist leftist mindset who believe it is all but deserved. However, if there is one thing you can count on the left to do, it is to substantiate one’s hypothesis.
Therefore, in the past week we witnessed the levels to which the leftist media will stoop in their quest for negative coverage of President Trump.
Imagine the liberal, progressive media producer who took footage of President Trump meeting with law enforcement and elected officials from California, who stand against sanctuary policies, and manipulated it. Yes, the infamous feigned outrage and unrighteous indignation centered on the supposed reference, by President Trump, of immigrants being “animals.” We now know that the whole episode was another example of “fake news” as the full footage reflects a discussion on the vile, vicious, savage, and barbaric Honduran/El Salvadoran gang, MS-13. If one is honest and realizes the brutal manner of MS-13, a gang known for their raping and hacking to death, by machete, of their victims, then yes, the proper reference for this gang is “animals.”
How interesting that the left would prefer, in their hatred of President Trump, to fabricate such a false narrative. But, sadly, it is to be expected. The left would prefer a love affair with animals like MS-13 as part of their quest to embarrass President Trump. The fact that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would refer to MS-13 as having some “spark of divinity” belies the point that the left will embrace anything, anyone, regardless of their abhorrent actions and behavior, to advance their ideological agenda. For the left, making the absurd assertion that this brutal and savage gang has a “spark of divinity” is acceptable because it supports their position of illegal immigration, to include criminals, and their sanctuary policies. Does anyone else find it ironic that the liberal, progressive left and their media allies would prefer to disarm law-abiding legal gun owners in America, and yet, at the same time have a fawning love affair, it appears, with criminal illegal immigrants, to include a vicious gang like MS-13?
The liberal media has evidenced that to proliferate negative coverage against President Trump, they will use any nefarious action to do so. And they will align themselves with even the most barbaric gang to enable their goal and objective – the fundamental transformation of America. A lawless, borderless, unsovereign state is their objective.
But it is not just the liberal media and the left’s embrace of MS-13, it is also their love affair with Islamic jihadist groups. If you look at the leftist media’s coverage of the border incidents in Israel, you would believe that pure intentioned and innocent people were being massacred. It seems that the liberal, progressive media has a hard time explaining who Hamas, a designated Islamic terrorist organization, actually is, and what their intentions are – the destruction of Israel.
Furthermore, why is it that the liberal media failed to highlight the lack of Democratic Party elected officials who attended the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem? Not a single Jewish Democrat made the trip to Jerusalem, but why? Do these members, such as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chuck Schumer, Ted Deutsch, Jerald Nadler, and others, side with the United Nations and the assembly’s condemnation of Israel? Imagine, not a single South Florida Jewish Congressional representative attended the ceremony marking a historic event – the recognition of Jerusalem as the rightful capital of Israel by the United States. I can only imagine, and I am really trying to imagine, President Barack Obama having taken this action. You can bet your bottom dollar that the liberal media would have been all over Jerusalem. Every single Jewish Democrat member of Congress would have been in attendance, up front and center – kind of like the Muslim Brotherhood when Obama spoke at Cairo University. As well, you can rest assured that any interference by Hamas would have been condemned. Not so much the case since this is all being done by President Trump and it is all about the negative coverage. Then you also have the leftist media narrative that it is President Trump who has caused Hamas, an Islamic terrorist organization, to conduct the attacks on Israel’s border. And yes, Israel has every right to engage, with deadly force, anyone, especially an Islamic terrorist organization, trying to breach their border.
But for the left, embracing Hamas, or MS-13, is just fine as long as it supports the liberal, progressive left’s ideological agenda – hate Trump.
Finally, heard any praise from the leftist media about our success against the most savage and barbaric Islamic jihadist group we have known – the Jayvee team, ISIS? The liberal media’s silence speaks volumes and says all we need to know. There will be no positive coverage of President Trump and his success against this group resurrected by the failure of Barack Obama. Needless to say, the very same leftist media did everything it could to cover for Barack Obama and his weak response against ISIS. Ponder this, what if President Trump gave a weak press statement about ISIS taking an American hostage, and then went off to golf, while on vacation? That happened with Barack Obama, and the hostage was James Foley who was beheaded by ISIS.
The liberal media does not only seek out means to create false, fake, and negative stories on President Trump, but they have also shown us that they are willing to embrace, yes, “animals” – vicious gangs and Islamic terrorists – to advance their ideological agenda, which seek to undermine our America.
Allen West is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Mr. West is a Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center to support its mission to expose and neutralize liberal media bias.