The media’s EXCEPTIONALLY grotesque, dishonest reporting in 2016 *UPDATED*

Death-of-a-PresidentThe Marx Brothers’ Horse Feathers came out in 1932. It’s not a very memorable movie except for that one classic tune:

I don’t know what they have to say,
It makes no difference anyway,
Whatever it is, I’m against it.
No matter what it is or who commenced it,
I’m against it.

Your proposition may be good,
But let’s have one thing understood,
Whatever it is, I’m against it.
And even when you’ve changed it or condensed it,
I’m against it.

I’m opposed to it,
On general principle, I’m opposed to it.

[chorus] He’s opposed to it.
In fact, indeed, that he’s opposed to it!

For months before my son was born,
I used to yell from night to morn,
Whatever it is, I’m against it.
And I’ve kept yelling since I first commenced it,
I’m against it!

For many Americans, this is a Groucho Marx election. Most Leftists don’t like Hillary and, indeed, Bernie supporters hate her, but they fear Trump even more. Most conservatives don’t like Trump, but they fear Hillary even more. I fall into the latter category. I’m doing my darndest to learn to like Trump, but it’s hard work. The one thing I know for certain is that, while Trump might be bad, Hillary will certainly be bad. At the end of the day, I’d rather bet on a worrying possibility than on a downright scary sure thing.

Aside from fearing Hillary’s anti-constitutional policies (which have never changed even as she’s shifted constantly on specific issues such as gay marriage), I’m in a contrarian mood because of the media. The years have taught me that the American mainstream media may be the most disreputable institution in all of America. They’re so dishonest, so low, so vicious . . . that I can’t think if a single profession other than that of a career Democrat politician to against which to compare them.

This is all by way of being an introduction to Ann Coulter’s must-read column about the media and it’s all out, dishonest, vicious, low, pusillanimous attack on Trump, paired with the media and it’s equally dishonest, vicious, low, pusillanimous deification of Hillary. The American public is being railroaded and too many people have no idea that they are being denied a clear and honest view of both candidates. I don’t think either candidate comes out well in a clear, honest light, but at least Americans, given that view, could properly decide which of these two deeply flawed people is least or most suited to lead our nation in trouble times.

Here’s Ann:

Even having predicted that the media’s attacks on Trump would be unprecedented, I’m still amazed. Every single news outlet is dedicated to hysterically denouncing Trump, every minute of every day, while cooing at Hillary.

Everything Hillary has ever touched has failed, been engulfed in scandal, resulted in massive investigations, litigation, financial ruin, prison or death. The final stage of any Hillary enterprise is a grand announcement that Hillary did not technically break the law. Or no one can prove she did. Or, even if she did, no one ever gets prosecuted for it.

She’s prone to coughing fits and lapses of memory in the middle of speeches, and falls down all the time. But that’s not nearly as important as the media’s manufactured story about Trump throwing a baby out of a rally!

Trump is supposed to be joined at the hip to David Duke based on not “disavowing” him with sufficient ferocity the 17th time he was asked about this person he’s never met, never mentioned and didn’t invite to speak at his convention.

Hillary invited the mother of violent cop-hating criminal Mike Brown to speak at her convention, and the Democratic platform expressly endorses the anti-police Black Lives Matter — even as these celebrated cop haters inspire the mass slaughter of police officers across the country, in New York City, Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Now we find out that another honored guest at Hillary events is the father of Omar Mateen, the Muslim jihadist who murdered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando a few months ago. On Monday night, he attended a Hillary rally where he sat cheering, right behind her on the stage.

Is David Duke’s father given VIP seating at Trump events? (As long as you mention it, did David Duke gun down 49 people in June? Or ever? Or anyone?)

It took the national media 24 hours to mention the fact that the jihadist’s father is a big Hillary supporter, sitting in the camera’s line of sight at her Florida rally. A Google search of Trump and David Duke produces more than 11 million hits. A Google search of Hillary and Omar Mateen gets a few hundred thousand hits.

Hillary’s being supported by the father of a jihadist is treated like back-page stuff, presented amid florid excuses and rationalizations. It was a staffer’s mistake, an “unforced error,” and Hillary’s opponents are “leaping on it.”

The main story this week: The media’s psychotic claim that Trump called for Hillary’s assassination.

Trump said: “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Hmmm. What could Second Amendment people “do”? One thing they could do is what they did do — in 1994. That was the year gun rights supporters voted out dozens of Democrats who voted wrong on guns, ushering in the first Republican Congress in 40 years.

Read the rest here.

I have been fighting back in my own small way. Whenever one of my Lefty friends posts on Facebook that Trump needs to be destroyed for telling Second Amendment supporters to assassinate Hillary, I respond with even more terrible assassination quotes:

You’re right. It’s shocking. And what about this one? “You know what man? I am, I am going to literally, if she gets elected president, I am going to hang out on the grassy knoll all the time, just loaded and ready, because you know what? It’s for my country. It’s for my country.” And this one? “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”

After that gets a few likes and statements of shock (“outrageous” “I can’t believe that.”), I casually mention,

By the way, the first quotation is from a Democrat talking about Sarah Palin. The second quotation is from Hillary talking about Obama during the 2008 primary.

I do like pwning Lefties.

So, whatever the media is for, I’m against it. Self-styled journalists are very Hillary, so it stands to reason that the only righteous position to take is to be against her. And that leaves me voting for Donald, because if the media hates him so much, he must somehow be understood to love his country and to be prepared to embrace policies that are good for America and good for her allies.

While I’m on the subject of the media’s disgraceful, grotesque, vile, and manifestly unfair double standard, which is hedged about with blatant lies, I highly recommend a Daniel Greenfield article discussing when it’s good to demand or allude to assassination (when the battle is between two Democrats or when a Democrat says it about a Republican) and when it’s not good to demand or allude to assassination (when a Republican says nothing at all about assassination but nevertheless has assassination thoughts imputed to him).

As you leave this post, take one last look at the image I used to illustrate it, which is a screen grab of that famous Lefty wet-dream movie during the Bush years, Death of a President. As Rush always says, if you want to know what the Left is thinking, just look at what they (falsely) accuse the right of doing.

UPDATE:  Robert Oscar Lopez reminds all of us what we’re voting against when we vote against Hillary.  I specifically like this warning to conservative special snowflakes:

Many of my close friends in the conservative movement are NeverTrumpers.  As a result, I find myself in an awkward position.  The NeverTrumpers are appealing to their conservative friends based on emotional claims that I recognize as false, deluded, and selfish.  One friend said, “Who wins the election does not matter as much as the need to vote one’s conscience.”  This statement is stunningly prideful and childish.  The voting booth is not a ride at Six Flags, and elections are not part of a consumer experiences.  The White House is not Burger King, where you get things your way.

Of course who wins the election is more important than your precious conscience or how you feel about voting.  Your country matters more than you do.  Has America become so weak and self-absorbed that people no longer understand what it means to say, “It’s not all about you, honey”?