I’m responding to a recent article in The Washington Post titled, “Sarah Sanders Watch: ‘Mouthpiece for fascism’?”
The article is by Erik Wemple, a media critic for The Washington Post, whose tag line is “Democracy dies in darkness.”
It must be getting pretty “dark” over there at the old Washington Post.
In the article, Mr. Wemple whines about the White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, not having had a traditional White House briefing in quite a while.
Do you really wonder why that is Mr. Wemple, or are you just pretending not to know?
Well…, in case it is the former, I’ll clue you in.
First of all, it’s not written anywhere that these press briefings have to occur at all.
Second, most of the media that attended these briefings were not interested in getting briefed. They were only interested in attacking President Trump, his administration, and Sarah Sanders.
Is it any wonder this is one tradition The President isn’t too concerned about honoring?
Mr. Wemple then continues to whine that Sarah Sanders seems to prefer to discuss her talking points with more “sympathetic” Fox News interviewers.
I don’t think “Sympathetic” is quite the right word here. I think I would go with the term “fair and balanced.”
It wasn’t too long ago that I can remember Obama’s press secretaries avoiding the reporters from Fox News as opposed to any of the remaining horde of truly “sympathetic,” liberal propaganda reporters.
I can also recall the Obama administration actually spying on reporters who didn’t play by his “swampy” rules…, but I digress.
Mr. Wemple then proceeds to dredge up the tired “obstruction of justice” topic…, again…, claiming, “The Mueller report documented close to a dozen instances of possible obstruction of justice by President Trump,” while claiming Mueller “did not charge any crimes in deference to Justice Department policy toward sitting presidents.”
If I’ve said this once I’ve said this a hundred times…, IF ROBERT MUELLER COULD HAVE CHARGED PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G…, BELIEVE ME, HE WOULD HAVE.
IF ROBERT MUELLER COULD HAVE RECOMMENDED CHARGING PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G…, BELIEVE ME, HE WOULD HAVE.
Mr. Wemple then continues to cry about Sarah Sanders “hitting back” at charges made by various democrats, and actually defending The President and his administration.
You do understand that is precisely what her job is don’t you Mr. Wemple?
He then refers to a tweet by Alec Baldwin (that wise old sage and ever on duty guardian of democracy…, cough, cough), where he referred to Sarah Sanders as a “mouthpiece-for-fascism…,” a claim Mr. Wemple obviously supports.
Fascism, Mr. Wemple?
Ok…, let’s talk about fascism and fascists a little bit.
Have you heard of The Poynter Institute, Mr. Wemple? I’m sure you have, but most other people haven’t. It’s kind of a well-kept and camouflaged secret. In a nutshell, The Poynter Institute is a boot camp for liberal, socialist, fascist, “journalists.” It’s the kind of “journalism” school that Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, could really appreciate, and a school that is well represented by many members of the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media” who make Washington D.C. their home.
Oh…, and by the way…, was it Sarah Sanders who was pushing the false narrative of Russian collusion for the last 2 years, or was it the “liberal propaganda,” “mainstream” media?
Who again are the fascists attempting to control the media?
In addition…, who in “the media” are the ones accounting for over 90% negative articles concerning President Trump? If you take out the positive stories (or at least the non-negative ones) by Fox News, that means the rest of “the media” is basically 100% negative 100% of the time. And saying that doesn’t even cause me to flinch.
Who again are the fascists attempting to control the narrative through negative propaganda and by omission?
Your cover has been blown Eric Wemple. Just like the cover has been blown for all of the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media” since President Trump ran for president.
The “mainstream” media being anywhere close to fair and balanced is the problem here, not Sarah Sanders.
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