In 2008 and 2012 it was said that the MSM had latched on to their liberal favorite so much that it seemed they were part of the Obama administration. They were the arm of Obama’s policy and the extension of the Obama White House – it was an argument that was hard to counter.
Now it is a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black as conservative media including TV, internet and newspapers have latched onto the Donald and his antics with an unmistakable bias and a great deal of fervor.
The mighty Fox seems to have carried us through three distinct phases of sycophantic gushing over Donald Trump, complete with relish and laughter.
Phase one, we might call the ‘gaffe phase.’ Making fun of women, handicapped people, other candidates and anyone who just got in his way; commentators were giggling and gasping with awe at how the Teflon candidate just fluffed off the criticism and continued to rise in the polls.
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Phase two, got even sillier. It was the compilation of clips, funny as they may be, of Trumps many faces especially during debates. Was this what we needed to see to help us decide on the right man for the job? Fair and balanced showed us what looked like freaky and unbalanced – the laughter got louder.
Phase three, was a page right out of Mad Magazine. Fox presented a video of clips of Trump making peculiar noises – grunts, whimpers, whistles and guttural noises. The commentators roared. Now they have brought the voters full circle into the clown-ship of the Trumpster. No more sadness at the Obama dictatorship, here we have not just a new face, but a cause to laugh again throughout the nation.
If only the election of a president in these troubled times was a laughing matter.
Overlooking the weaknesses and obvious lack of statesmanship in Trump requires almost a collective induced coma which only the media is able to produce. Why don’t we notice the bias? There are many ways to answer this question, but should it be that we ignore the answer, it will come home to roost if Trump is elected and it is doubtful that we will continue to laugh through the next 4/8 years.
For those more discerning, who are still searching for Trump’s qualifications, the conservative media has offered his success in business.
Success in real estate is an easy mark for anyone with a little capital a healthy, amount of greed and a penchant for the ‘good life.’ Completely unknown to those in poverty, unheard of in the middle class and rare among the wealthy are stories of someone knocking on daddy’s front door, asking for a million dollars to start a business and getting it. It is no Horatio Alger success story, but this is what the right leaning media offers to qualify the Donald.
America is not a business.
Trump has promised to make America great again, but the day of brash promises has long passed. The promise to put a chicken in every pot has given way to 17 states with referendums to allow people to have some pot with their chicken. Trump’s promises sound good to people, but among those who understand sound biblical theology, we are not convinced.
God is not ever going to bring a nation that continues to slaughter innocent babies and allow “homosexual marriages” into anything that even remotely resembles ‘greatness.’
Obama offered no definition for his idea of “change” and Trump’s definition of greatness is seriously naïve. Military might, giving the boot to illegals and building a wall will do nothing to replace the absence of morality in the nation.
Greatness comes from God alone and that is predicated on our garnering his favor as a moral force in the world – is it only a few Christians and a handful of visionaries that have noticed that our morality has dipped below the bottom line for some years now? Do we actually believe that a loud and noisy businessman is all it takes to restore our lost greatness?
This writer warned that Barack Obama would do great damage to the nation long before he was elected in 2008 and again in 2012 – no one listened then and it seems with the help of a biased conservative media – no one is listening now.
Listen to this:
Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.” (Lk 9: 46-48)
Nothing Donald Trump or the conservative media is saying sounds anything like this – you do the math.
Only a great leader can restore greatness to a nation, all else, is empty rhetoric.
As a foot note, let me make at least two brash promises of my own.
First, if Trump is elected as president, he will be eating jalapeno laced tacos for breakfast before getting Mexico to pay for the wall on our southern border.
Second, when the American economy crashes, and it will, those who voted him into office will not blame themselves, but their ire and fire will be directed to the mighty businessman they thought could use his business experience to save the day.
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