Earlier this week, President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union (Sotu) address after one year in office.
His speech, televised live to the nation, was approved by 97 percent of Republicans, 72 percent of political independents but only 43 percent of Democrats, according to a poll by CBS News.
All of which goes to show that nothing Trump does will ever gain approval from followers of his political opponents despite genuine attempts at bipartisanship compromise, goodwill and reconciliation.
⇓ Unlike CNN, a poll by CBS gives Trump due credit
The left’s acute Trump Derangement Syndrome
Trump’s No.1 media enemy CNN ran an instant poll claiming ‘Trump gets least positive reaction in at least 20 years’.
On the day following the president’s freshman address, the New York Times carried a headline saying ‘Trump’s State of the Union ratings don’t match Obama’s’.
In turn, Trump has consistently been labelling CNN as “fake news” and the NYT as “failing New York Times” in his prodigious tweets. Twitter allows @realDonaldTrump to speak directly to the public – bypassing the mala fide media’s distorted lens filter.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
The thing that Trump supporters love about Potus is his willingness to fight back against the hysterical press that is sticking poisoned stilettos into him as well as perpetually knifing the deplorables in the back.
At around this time last year (see tweet above), Trump had cautioned that the deranged media is “the enemy of the American People”.
The passage of a year has proven the president correct in his assessment. Some parts of the liberal-left media are hell-bent on toppling his administration that was democratically elected by American voters. Some of the media have all but declared a war to the death against Trump.
An enemy has to be treated like the enemy it is. Trump is the right president at the right time to lead the counter attack. Some media in Malaysia is likewise an enemy of the state and Prime Minister Najib rightly needs to take a leaf from Trump’s book.
A third of Americans think the media is the 'enemy of the people' https://t.co/JmJzGRKKnQ
— The Independent (@Independent) December 5, 2017
Majority of media controlled by the left
“2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news.” Studies have shown that over 90 percent of the media’s coverage of President Trump was negative, complained the Republican party website.
And since the media preferred to spend 90 percent of their time focused on negative coverage or fake news, the GOP similarly decided that such perseverance deserved its own orgy of self-congratulation in the glittering style of Oscar statuettes.
⇓ Canada’s former media mogul Lord Conrad Black offers an insight into the Trump resilience
Giving the leftist media a snarky ‘pat on the back’ for their anti-Trump endeavours, the GOP debuted in January its inaugural Top 10 Fake News Awards.
The night’s runaway winner CNN bagged four awards. The New York Times clinched second place with two awards.
Below are the 2017 winners of the Fake News Awards:
“New York Times columnist Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.” The celebrated economist was wrong, and instead of which on the morning after, the market opened strongly to news of a Trump presidency.
“ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report”, said the GOP in giving a Fake News award to the boring old mainline TV station.
The rest of the GOP citations for the Fake News Award winners read as follows: “CNN falsely reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks”. In short, CNN lied.
(via Fox News)
“TIME falsely reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.” The venerable news magazine projected their own perception of Trump’s racism into a fake news article. Sad.
“Washington Post falsely reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.”
WaPo is evidently determined to give the “newspaper of record” NYT a run for its infamy.
.@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in. Real photos now shown as I spoke. Packed house, many people unable to get in. Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo! pic.twitter.com/XAblFGh1ob
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2017
“CNN falsely edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.”
CNN is pond scum, period.
“CNN falsely reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a ‘significant breakdown in process’.” Scaramucci was the White House communications director for a spectacular brief spell.
“Newsweek falsely reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.” A picture tells the better story than a Newsweek article. It’s a real shame how far the once respected political magazine has fallen.
“CNN falsely reported that former FBI director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.” The truth is that Trump was informed that he was not under investigation. Like certain Malaysian liberal media, CNN has a loose relationship with factual veracity.
⇓ CNN is one very confused network
“The New York Times falsely claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.”
The awards listing above is sourced from https://www.gop.com/the-highly-anticipated-2017-fake-news-awards/
In view of the left media’s 24/7 war of attrition against Trump, it’s just payback that the president retaliates against CNN, NYT and their like. Malaysians can blame Najib if he were to do the same.