Trump and the Times

Like a festering boil in an old woman’s backside, Donald Trump continues to drive the increasingly hysterical pundits of the New York Times mad with frustration. Like a rash, The Donald will simply not go away. Once upon a time, the Times called herself the gray old lady, now, if truth be told, it’s much closer to a bitter old bag. Long-winded, over-explained, tendentious, and very biased against anything normal, the Times is more to be pitied than loathed. Among many other things, Trump has exposed her to what she really is: desperate to keep her dwindling readership by embracing transgender, bisexual, black, Hispanic, even criminal elements, against Christian whites. Someone somewhere must be turning over in their grave.

But this month’s column is not only about the dull and boring Times. It’s about how everyone in the world needs someone else to look down at. Trump has become a convenient catchall for arrogant and self-important hacks to show their contempt for those less educated than themselves, the “invisibles,” who are stupid enough to be for Trump. However smarmy and oleaginous towards Hillary Clinton, pundits are desperate to show themselves as leaders for a responsible electorate. They are nothing of the sort.

Here’s an example of what I mean by unbiased news reporting the Times does not practice. The paper recently sided with the Muslims in a controversial article that pretended to be a news report about 150 Somali Muslims who were fired by an American company in Colorado for demanding 20-minute breaks during their shifts on an assembly line for prayer. I will not go into detail, but every trick in the book was used. The only fact that wasn’t mentioned is that we are a secular society, and prayers are left at home or in our churches, synagogues, or mosques.

In today’s world, where everyone is a reviewer and a pundit, those who pretend to know better survive. The Internet has done to humility what Bomber Command did to Dresden in 1945.  If a New Yorker wants real facts, he or she reads the Wall Street Journal. If they want fun, the New York Post. (For class, Quest.) The two former are owned by Rupert (lover boy) Murdock, a man who keeps papers alive and thinks the reader is important. The exact opposite of the New York Times crowd whose motto is, “I will teach these no-nothings what to think.” One of these creatures, a columnist, recently took the high road and called voting for Trump a moral error. If I were writing for the old bag, heaven forbid, morality would not be a word in my lexicon.

Stuffed to the gills with embittered and furious lefties frantically trying to outdo each other with venomous attacks against the billionaire, they present The Donald as a head-chopping maniac who makes ISIS look like Mother Teresa. If that’s news fit to print, I’m Monica Lewinsky. Mind you, every newspaper and magazine is entitled to hold an opinion, but masking dogma as truth universally acknowledged is hardly cricket. For example: “The Parent-Child Discussion That So Many Dread: Donald Trump” was a recent Times headline. I found the quotes mostly made up, although I have no proof of that, just my instinct. The writer certainly has learned how to shade a story from London’s tabloids, where the truth is as rare as compassion is among jihadists. Writing a long article about how parents were embarrassed by Trump’s crudeness was a stretch. Television and the movies are full of sex, vulgarities and violence, yet one unfortunate remark, mostly meant in jest, hardly deserves a boring diatribe about the dilemmas American parents are faced with when trying to explain Donald Trump to their children.

Modern society is dominated by emotion and propaganda rather than reason. Hijacked by shysters and special interest groups, government no longer serves the people, hence the Trump phenomenon. There is nothing more American than the cold-eyes distrust of politicians, hence The Donald. But try telling that to, say, William Kristol, a neo-con who midwifed the Iraq war. Or to the rest of the neo-cons who helped George W. Bush make the most disastrous decision by any American president ever. That Kristol was given writing lessons at an early age is a shocking case of child abuse. The utter crap that emanates from him is proof. As is the case with his buddy, John Podhoretz, whose daily intake of pizza equals that of the consumption by the State of California.

The neo-cons took over the Republican Party and made it the war party. Millions have died, tens of millions are displaced persons, Europe has been overrun by displaced Arabs and Africans, and Uncle Sam is close to two trillion big ones wasted, yet these very same bums are railing against Trump. Ditto Hillary, who voted for the war.

“Is there any scarier nightmare than president Donald?” asks one Times columnist, a man I regularly read when unable to sleep. He claims that Trump’s “sweaty finger on the nuclear trigger” keeps him up at night. Another hack, calls it heartbreaking that America’s next commander in chief may be a global joke. A global joke? After Sarkozy and Hollande in France, the Merkel swine in Germany, or the Juncker mincing rat of a man as head of the EU, I wouldn’t worry about becoming a joke. The Clintons represent the past, as does W. and the neo-cons. There had to be a mutation, and that is Donald Trump. As Honest Abe said, “You can’t fool all the people all of the time.” It’s also time for the Times to hang up her petticoat. It’s much too soiled.

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