Killing CNN

Someday, Bill O'Reilly may add to his list of historical books, which include Killing Kennedy and Killing the Rising Sun, the title Killing CNN. 

It portends to be the chronicle of a vital turning point in American history, the death of the propaganda machine in our politics, and the resurgence of genuine journalism.

I have for some time now eschewed referring to most American news institutions as "mainstream media" and instead termed them what they are: the Ministry of Propaganda (MoP).

I know, I know – there comes a time when we are supposed to stop complaining about bias in the news.  It is akin to complaining about the weather, about which we can do nothing.  Donald Trump is proving otherwise.  If liberals can claim that they can stop global warming, then we may justly claim that Trump can stop the global pollution the MoP spews out so continually that many of us have gotten used to it.

In previous years, conservatives were ridiculed for "blaming the press."  We were compared to the student who claimed that "the dog ate my homework."  No more.  This election cycle, the dog did its best and choked to death.  While the Russians are blamed for "hacking Hillary," the MoP was hacking Trump, but not with facts – with fake news.

This time, it did not succeed.  Millions of frustrated Americans saw through the ruse and rebelled.  Instead of their lies deceiving us, we disavowed the MoP. 

Today, Trump is taking the fight to CNN and, by extension, to all the other alphabet agencies that have mocked and vilified him, while they were openly siding with Hillary Clinton and her crooked cohorts.  Instead of the New York Times informing us, it saw its duty as being to dis-inform us, to dissuade us from voting for Trump – but the more mud the MoP threw toward him, the muddier they themselves became.

Yesterday, Trump made it crystal-clear to CNN that they have crossed the red line – you know, the one Obama dared the Russians to cross in Syria.  They crossed it, and Obama whimpered.  Trump is done with red lines.  He is building a wall, and CNN is closed out of Trump's news conferences.  He flatly refused to allow them to exercise the pretense of journalism by refusing to permit them to level questions at him during his presser.

For those who may find themselves uneasy at the possibility of official censorship, remind yourselves that what CNN is being censored for is not reporting, but lying.  They actually accused Trump of hiring Russian prostitutes to urinate on a hotel bed where Obama had slept – and then, at the press conference, had the audacity to accuse him of being "improper" in his refusal to dignify their propaganda with a response.

Your time is over, CNN.  Let your liberal cohorts in other parts of the propaganda machine take note.  When you strike at Trump with lies, he will avenge the insult with that most terrifying of all weapons: truth.  To paraphrase a famous Democrat president (FDR), you have nothing to fear but Trump himself.  Well should you.

Someday, Bill O'Reilly may add to his list of historical books, which include Killing Kennedy and Killing the Rising Sun, the title Killing CNN. 

It portends to be the chronicle of a vital turning point in American history, the death of the propaganda machine in our politics, and the resurgence of genuine journalism.

I have for some time now eschewed referring to most American news institutions as "mainstream media" and instead termed them what they are: the Ministry of Propaganda (MoP).

I know, I know – there comes a time when we are supposed to stop complaining about bias in the news.  It is akin to complaining about the weather, about which we can do nothing.  Donald Trump is proving otherwise.  If liberals can claim that they can stop global warming, then we may justly claim that Trump can stop the global pollution the MoP spews out so continually that many of us have gotten used to it.

In previous years, conservatives were ridiculed for "blaming the press."  We were compared to the student who claimed that "the dog ate my homework."  No more.  This election cycle, the dog did its best and choked to death.  While the Russians are blamed for "hacking Hillary," the MoP was hacking Trump, but not with facts – with fake news.

This time, it did not succeed.  Millions of frustrated Americans saw through the ruse and rebelled.  Instead of their lies deceiving us, we disavowed the MoP. 

Today, Trump is taking the fight to CNN and, by extension, to all the other alphabet agencies that have mocked and vilified him, while they were openly siding with Hillary Clinton and her crooked cohorts.  Instead of the New York Times informing us, it saw its duty as being to dis-inform us, to dissuade us from voting for Trump – but the more mud the MoP threw toward him, the muddier they themselves became.

Yesterday, Trump made it crystal-clear to CNN that they have crossed the red line – you know, the one Obama dared the Russians to cross in Syria.  They crossed it, and Obama whimpered.  Trump is done with red lines.  He is building a wall, and CNN is closed out of Trump's news conferences.  He flatly refused to allow them to exercise the pretense of journalism by refusing to permit them to level questions at him during his presser.

For those who may find themselves uneasy at the possibility of official censorship, remind yourselves that what CNN is being censored for is not reporting, but lying.  They actually accused Trump of hiring Russian prostitutes to urinate on a hotel bed where Obama had slept – and then, at the press conference, had the audacity to accuse him of being "improper" in his refusal to dignify their propaganda with a response.

Your time is over, CNN.  Let your liberal cohorts in other parts of the propaganda machine take note.  When you strike at Trump with lies, he will avenge the insult with that most terrifying of all weapons: truth.  To paraphrase a famous Democrat president (FDR), you have nothing to fear but Trump himself.  Well should you.

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