Same BS Different Week

This weekend, the President sent one of his lackeys to obfuscate and misdirect the media to once again attempt to distract the public from the fact that he (POTUS) is doing an abominable job.

Rather than answer the few questions that he allowed Jake Tapper to get out, he continued to eat-up time by accusing the interviewer of lying. (As if that weren’t the pot call the grass ‘dope!’)

This is an appalling show by the administration that they are every bit as childish as their detractors depict them as being. Here’s a clue: if you’re a genius, you don’t have to go around telling everyone you are. Albert Einstein didn’t have to tell everyone that he was “like really smart!”

Aside from that, even the “facts” that he tried to get out were either irrelevant to the subject of the interview or were a misrepresentation of the truth. Perhaps the administration should remember, one of the main reasons that it is in power is that the media pandered to Candidate Trump. During the run-up to the election, the candidates did everything they could to give the Trump campaign airtime. Including cutting off speeches and rallies by Clinton to aim a camera at an empty podium with a Trump logo.

Empty Trump Podium on CNN
CNN, Fox, and MSNBC all held this empty podium for 30 minutes instead of covering a Clinton Rally
(The empty podium was, if not more interesting, more truthful than the candidate.)

Ironically, these same networks that gave him the oxygen are now the enemy. The problem, from my perspective, is that they forgot (during the election) that their job is to cover the candidates and speak truth to power. Their job is not to pander to the powerful and famous in the hopes of building ratings.

NOW, they are doing their job and attempting to get explanations out of the powerful of what they are doing and now the administration is getting even more argumentative and combative than ever. It is moments like this, where Jake Tapper forced the administration to answer the important questions and not simply use his program as a platform for spouting their talking points.

The truth of the matter is this: POTUS is the LEAST popular president (at this point in his tenure) ever. This administration and this congress has been one of the least productive in history – but that is a GOOD thing because what little they have done is likely to turn-out to be disastrous for the very people they claim to be helping.

Whatever the truth may be – and no there is not any such thing as “alternative truth.” (Truth is objective and not open to debate.) The fact of the matter is that Stephen Miller was rude, argumentative, combative, and was committing the very offensive that he was accusing Jake Tapper of. IF we cannot discuss with civility, the differences that we have, we will never be able to settle on the items we might have in common.

Wherever you are today, I hope that you have the common civility to discuss instead of simply dismissing and arguing with those you who disagree with you.

Don Bergquist – January 08, 2018 – Lakewood, Colorado, USA