Once upon a time, the media was seen as the bedrock of American democracy. Today, whether you’re talking CNN, NBC or MSNBC, anti-Trump coverage is “tendentious and nonstop, without the historical perspective” writes Patrick Maines in American Greatness.
If democracy in the United States is imperiled, as some say it is, then the pregnant question remains: Imperiled by whom? For the Left, Democrats, the pop culture industry, most of the mainstream press, and those in the permanent government bureaucracy known colloquially as “the deep state,” the answer is always Donald Trump. Trump because he is a president unschooled in the manners and mores of the country’s so-called elites.
Where is the gravity one would expect from people who work in the only industry protected by name in the constitution? If, in fact, the media are essential to our democracy, is it too much to expect from them the modest acknowledgment that nothing is more central to a democracy than elections, even those that are won by people one dislikes?
The media has apparently totally abandoned its role as watchdogs of government.
With every passing day, the Trump/Russia collusion investigation uncovers a growing and frightening list of unethical and/or illegal actions hatched not by Trump but by the FBI and intelligence agencies like the CIA, to say nothing of the incestuous relationship those institutions have with the press.
There’s no gainsaying that the country is deeply divided, a consequence in large part of the promotion by progressives and Democrats of identity politics, a grievance industry, and the most tedious kinds of virtue signaling.
But this condition isn’t likely to last much longer. Either it will blow up into something much more ominous, or it will be stanched by the turn of events and the surrender of the Left and NeverTrumpers to political reality.
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