Media Ignores Pittsburgh Penguins Visit to White House
The establishment media propaganda machine made sure to milk President Donald Trump’s scrum with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors snubbing of the traditional White House visit by sports champions but have been missing in action this week.
The two-time NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins stopped by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW this week to participate in a ceremony honoring their achievement.
The Pens were in town for a game against the Washington Capitals when they dropped in on Trump who was thrilled to have them.
My great honor to host the 2017 back-to-back #StanleyCup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins at the WH with @FLOTUS today!https://t.co/qyT4bcHVuR pic.twitter.com/rBwGmhMnPX
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
Were it not for the Canadian media, the event would have been relegated to the memory hole.
Crosby, Penguins visit Trump at the White House https://t.co/xGgZQz53Rx pic.twitter.com/s6p2dWjUaK
— CBC Canadian News (@CBCCanada) October 10, 2017
Via CBC Sports “Crosby, Penguins visit Trump at the White House”:
After adding to the uproar over NFL players who protest during the national anthem, President Donald Trump mostly stuck to hockey in honouring the Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, calling them “true champions and incredible patriots.”
Trump welcomed the Penguins into the Oval Office and celebrated their second consecutive championship in the East Room of the White House. He singled out the achievements of playoff MVP Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel, among others.
“Everybody wanted to be here today,” Trump said of the Penguins. “And I know why.”
“It’s been an honour to have them all here,” Trump said.
Crosby has said on multiple occasions that the team’s decision to go to the White House was not politically motivated. Coach Mike Sullivan said the Penguins understand the circumstances of their visit and that he didn’t feel like Trump was using them as a political prop.
“We’ve stated clearly from the get-go that our visit to the White House is not political,” Sullivan said. “Nobody’s choosing a side. Nobody’s taking a stand. We are simply honouring our championship and the accomplishments of this group of players over this season or the last two seasons.”
Trump congratulated the Penguins for being the first back-to-back Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998, complimented co-owner Mario Lemieux’s golf game and drew boos when he referenced Pittsburgh’s upcoming game against the rival Washington Capitals. He said he expected the Penguins to be back at the White House next year.
“This is really a truly great group of world champions,” Trump said. “That’s what they are. They’re world champions.”
Yet it was as though the visit didn’t happen as it received virtually no coverage at all due to contradicting the narrative that has been spun that the entire country hates Trump. The few U.S. media outlets that acknowledged the visit, spun it in a way that was unflattering towards Trump and drenched with snarky sarcasm.
There was more than a fair amount of pissing and moaning when the Penguins upstaged their Iron City counterparts the Pittsburgh Steelers by graciously accepting the President’s invitation while the city’s NFL team was cowering in the tunnel in Chicago – with one exception – to avoid standing for the national anthem.
Once again, the greatest lies perpetrated by a thoroughly corrupt media are the lies of omission.