He was belly-aching about the video that showed an image of President Donald Trump wrestling with a CNN logo and throwing it to the mat. Of course, he was trying to make Trump out to be a violent, murdering maniac when he said:
— The Hill (@thehill) July 2, 2017
The surprising thing about Mr. Stelter’s words is not that they are anti-Trump and that CNN will criticize anything including a comic image of the President besting CNN. It’s not that they lack a shred of humor and are unable to laugh at anything President Trump does.
It’s that, finally, the leftists at CNN are able to admit that socialists, communists, and authoritarians like Chavez and Putin are very bad people and that they are not afraid to describe them in the worst possible light. Because the worst possible light is exactly what they are trying to shine on Donald Trump when they associate Trump with such dictators.
I hope CNN remembers Stelter’s words the next time they praise Venezuela for its pristine socialist economy that they allege is serving the poor population of Venezuela at the expense of the evil capitalist oil industry.
In truth, the socialist dictatorship of Venezuela begun under Hugo Chavez, is literally starving it citizens to death while sitting on one of the largest oil reserves in the world.
I hope they recall what Mr. Stelter said when they report the invasion of Ukraine and the killing of innocent civilians in Syria, militaristic campaigns conducted by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the heir to the Soviet throne of Joseph Stalin.
Or of Erdogan’s authoritarian rule in Turkey, a virtual police state where political dissent is severely punished.
People who are grasping at straws in order to figuratively keep their heads above water (as CNN is struggling to do with their continued, unrelenting attacks on President Trump) tend to step on their own message as they desperately tread water and spew whatever line of lies it takes in order to take their next gasping breath.
Tomorrow Hugo Chavez will again be equated to Robin Hood and Stalin’s Russia will once again be the pristine Potemkin Village that the New York Times’ Walter Duranty tried to get the world to believe in as Russia was killing its own citizens in the 1930s. But today these leftist icons are being used in an attempt to undermine President Trump and put him on the defensive.
Politics is relative to CNN and all other leftists, so one can shame a dictator today and praise him tomorrow.
But the attacks from the left will not hurt President Trump because the American people know who’s telling the truth and who’s lying, and they are firmly on President Trump’s side in this battle for the hearts and minds of America.