No administration in modern history has been filled with corruption and scandal like Trump’s circle of sinners. Forced resignations; criminal charges; policies reversed by the courts; controversy; these and more unprincipled actions have been given a free pass by watchdog groups and the mainstream media; especially television “news.”
It began in 2015 after Donald J. Trump declared his candidacy. The media gave him five-times more coverage than all other candidates combined, but failed to report the truth about “the Donald.” He was obviously a racist, a bigot, and a sexual predator, but no mention of these facts was reported on television news, or anywhere else for the public to see.
Let’s take a look at how another administration was reported in the press and on television.
Bill Clinton was impeached for an ethics violation. To put it bluntly, our nation’s 42nd president was punished for getting a blowjob in the White House.
I am not making a claim that Clinton should not have been punished; quite the opposite. I believe that any man or woman who wears the title of President of the United States should be held to the highest standards possible. He or she must have morals beyond those of ordinary men and women. A single accusation of sexual assault, violating the Emoluments Clause, support of racism and bigotry, any of these and more must be thoroughly investigated. Any president suspected of abuse of power must receive close scrutiny by congress as demanded by the Constitution. The fourth estate has a mandate to report corruption at the highest level. None of this has happened with Trump and his circle of sinners.
Above all others, paid liar Kellyanne Conway has been given a free pass. She began defending Trump with lies in August of 2016 when Robert Mercer brought his money, Steve Bannon, and Conway to Trump’s campaign. As I watched her on what was then my favorite morning show, “CBS This Morning,” and Carlie Rose and Nora O’Donnell allowed Conway to control the questions and answers, I became aware of the fact that television “news” had become filled with lies of omission.
On the morning of November 9, 2016, after the previous night’s disaster, I swore to never watch television “news” again. I have kept that promise. I refuse to be lied to by men and women who are part of Trump’s support team; the 704 billionaires and 18.6 million millionaires who experience the privileges of living in America and paying little or no taxes.
Conway has violated the ‘Hatch Act’ more than 50 recorded times and nothing has been done about this fact. She is unfit to have any position in the White House where taxpayers are paying her salary.
“The Hatch Act prohibits executive branch employees from using their offices to influence elections or for political purposes. But the measure has been broken by many high-profile Trump officials, according to the OSC, including White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.”
It is the responsibility of the Office of Special Counsel to reprimand or remove individuals who break this law, but nothing has been done.
Once again, if this was Bill Clinton or Barrack Obama today’s Republican party in name only would be screaming at every fake television journalist who would give them airtime.
So I ask; what the hell is wrong with our government, the fourth estate, and his cult? Why has Trump been held to the lowest standard possible and been given a free pass by the media for his many crimes against America? He does not serve most Americans. He is very open about the fact that if you do not support him, he doesn’t give a f**k about you or your loved ones.
If you love your country, you can take it back from Trump, his circle of sinners, and his hypocritical and cowardly party. Vote on November 3, 2020. This nation belongs to us, not them.
“The Truth Lives Here”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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