Bob Jones on the media pile on against Trump’s family

Bob Jones is at his irascible best again in the NBR:

In January Ladbrooks opened a book with even money starting odds of the first impeachment attempt occurring this year. Perhaps it was a come-on ploy as I thought those extraordinarily generous. Evidentially so did the Brits for such was the response, Ladbrooks subsequently shortened them to two gets you three.

While I will certainly be among the revellers and impregnators when that wonderful day comes, I can’t help fretting that the world’s media, commentators, politicians and others, passionately devoted to piling into Trump to the point of obsession, may be harming the cause. Have they never heard of the crying wolf fairy story? My concern is that they’re over-cooking it, thus when the great day inevitably dawns with some unchallengeable, impeachable outrage, their attacks may lack effective impact.

Until about April, when despairing about Trump, I found therapy and solace at any time of the day or night with 15 minutes of CNN. Seemingly the channel devotes itself to commentators and panellists expressing their outrage, and they certainly aren’t alone. The Washington Post has become ludicrously obsessed while Huffington is simply hysterical. Even Fox now regularly runs critical stuff, inconceivable back in November. I can’t believe I’m speaking up for Trump but frankly, much of it has been downright unfair, and as I’ve said, potentially harms the cause.

They never learn. Eventually they will have been wrong so many times Trump wins just by turning up.

Take the global media’s distasteful efforts to imply Trump’s wife hates him, she allegedly brushing his hand away when he reached for it during his Saudi Arabian visit. What contrived crap! She was walking slightly behind him, swinging her arms as all models are taught to do, and unaware of Trump reaching his hand towards hers, accidentally brushed it away. I’m not a hand-holder but I once lived with a model and was always complaining about her slightly swinging hand brushing me when we walked together.

Consider the global outrage to Trump’s response to the London mayor’s appropriate advice to the public not to be alarmed about armed policemen everywhere. The mayor’s point was that this was a precautionary step and not to misinterpret it as something ghastly actually happening.

Trump responded condemning the “don’t be alarmed” message, albeit talking of a different aspect of it. His point was that it’s indeed alarming when such extreme steps, so contrary to our culture and experience, are necessary. He was indisputably right. Nevertheless, across the world, politicians, journalists, commentators, uncle Tom Cobleigh and even corpses climbing out of their graves, gave vent to outrage. They were 100% wrong.

Sadiq Khan’s tweet was incomprehensible in the wake of a vicious terror attack, one of many in London, when he claimed that London is such a cool and safe place to be.

So too with the Russian conspiracy nonsense. We’ve had seven relentless months of it now without a shred of actual evidence being produced and instead, endless innuendo. “Worse than Watergate” America’s former Security Chief sensationally told the Canberra Press Club a month ago in respect of the Russian claims, but once again, not a single supporting fact.

Still waiting for the facts to emerge, Comey had nothing, nor has anyone else.

Even Trump’s daughter, an indisputably impressive young woman, constantly cops it with snide reportage of her fashion lines and more recently, failed attempts to show her stuff is made by Chinese slave labour. It’s all becoming tiresome and no longer therapeutic for as I’ve said, it’s now so excessive as to be potentially harmful to the highly desirable ridding of this dangerous and spectacularly ignorant buffoon.

No president in history has achieved such low ratings so early in his term. Nevertheless he still has 30% support and even if it weakens in the months ahead, I suspect will at worse settle at say a hard-core 20%-30%. That’s a sizeable segment of American society. As studies show it largely, although not entirely, comprises sectors not noted for their intellect who when Trump is ultimately rolled, may react with rioting and civil disruption. That’s not a happy scenario in a gun-toting society.

The only people who have reacted violently to a democratic process have been card carrying democrats…one resorting to shooting Republicans. Conservatives don’t go on rampages, idiot socialists do.

If you think I over-state the concern then note even here in remote New Zealand, the regular publication of man-in-the-street correspondents’ letters to newspapers making exactly the same complaint.

We witnessed similar behaviour with Rob Muldoon. When his 1974-75 barn-storming tours drew massive public support, the left reacted childishly by portraying him as Hitler reincarnated. It was totally over the top and so lacked credibility as to reduce the effect of justifiable criticisms when events dictated the need some years later.

The left has always hurt itself with this behaviour. Good God, they even tried to present John Key, the most affable leader in our political history, as the devil incarnate.

Trump is a disgrace, not just personally but to his high office, to America and to the entire human race. Ultimately he will go and I can’t wait for the ensuing festivities, plus a special delight, namely the conventional establishment of the Trump Presidential library. Given his biographer claims he’s never read a book, that could become a wonderful tourist attraction, presumably filled with comics. But let it be sooner, not unnecessarily later and the attacks be confined to justifiable reasons.

The media can’t help themselves. They invested heavily in Clinton, and she was a dreadful candidate. She lost and they’ve never gotten over the fact that the electorate ignored the media and anything they had to say and anything they’ve had to say since.



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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.