Whatever his supposed flaws, the rampant accusations and speculation that shrouded Trump‚Äôs presidency, even before it began, ultimately have proven unfounded. Just as Trump said all along.
Yet, each time Trump said so, some of us in the media lampooned him. We treated any words he spoke in his own defense as if they were automatically to be disbelieved because he had uttered them. Some even declared his words to be ‚Äúlies,‚ÄĚ although they had no evidence to back up their claims.
We in the media allowed unproven charges and false accusations to dominate the news landscape for more than two years, in a way that was wildly unbalanced and disproportionate to the evidence.
We did a poor job of tracking down leaks of false information. We failed to reasonably weigh the motives of anonymous sources and those claiming to have secret, special evidence of Trump‚Äôs ‚Äútreason.‚ÄĚ
Tim Hains wrote: Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," host Joe Scarborough condemned President Trump and his allies in the media for criticizing the rest of the media's coverage of Robert Mueller‚Äės investigation.
"I‚Äôd pose this question to everyone watching," he said. "What would you have had the media do over the past two years when Donald Trump lied throughout the 2016 campaign about his contacts with Russia? Why would Donald Trump lie about Russia?"....
excerpt from, (Joe Scarborough: Media Has Nothing To Apologize For, "Why Would Donald Trump Lie About Russia?")
Pretty good article, except for some of the four letter words in it. Joe and Mika we're not Trump's favorite TV personalities.
This is a remarkable case in which a hatchet job went awry and the snare setters found themselves in their own snare. Sound like a Psalm or two?
But in general, and Jessie Smollett is a good example of what usually happens, what we call "justice" is for sale to the highest bidder. Real justice is afar off as truth lies dead in the street (Isaiah 59). And the Democrats have the gall to state that they believe in the rule of law!
The nihilism of this age is incredibly destructive. I remember hearing Chuck Colson on the radio in the mid-90s declaring this. This is what he was talking about.
Off topic, but perhaps not. Jessie Smollett has had his charges dropped by the state‚Äôs Attorney General after a call came from many power players. Among them was the former chief of staff of Michelle Obama. You want to know why Trump was elected, it‚Äôs because too often working class people weren‚Äôt listened too or when lack of justice or economic hardship prevailed , the elites could care less. But whenever Hollywood called, the Democratic Party came running.
Some good reminders; Alistair Begg, Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm and not in a clenched fist.
‚ÄéThe best of men are just men!
How many times we must relearn the lesson that God is the only unfailing One. He is the only One who is true to His Word on every occasion. ‚ÄúSome trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God‚ÄĚ (PS 20:7).
As I look through Scripture I see that God uses people for what they are: He can draw a straight line with a crooked stick anytime. When it comes down to it, this country was looking for one thing when it elected Trump. It was looking for a successful businessman who can fix the economic problems the Democrats have foisted on this country by their incredible level of spending. He chose, at least this time, to pander to conservative causes‚ÄĒ which is the only reason that Christians are even on the fence for a philandering whoremonger. Do I like what he‚Äôs done to back Israel? Absolutely. Do I like what he‚Äôs done to try to limit abortion? Absolutely. But we must remember that God also sat Darius and Nebuchadnezzar on the throne and they did some good some times. And if we really want to think about it, God even placed Nero on the throne‚Ä¶ Not so certain about the good there, other than Christianity thrives during oppression. My point: Trump has some deep-seated emotional issues that he has yet to contend with‚Ä¶ But he‚Äôs the president, and his office should be respected. But I am not going to raise him on a pedestal, because he is not God‚Ä¶ And to be honest I doubt seriously if I‚Äôll see him in Heaven. Just saying
Three things the devil and Jim have in common: (1) They‚Äôre never right. (2) They always lie. (3) In spite of never being right and always lying, they never quit. Another thing they are likely to have in common is their eternal destiny.
Former editor Jill Abramson admitted the N.Y.Times had an "unmistakably anti-Trump" bias.
Its publisher, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. has denied this, claiming instead that the paper has an "urban" viewpoint. However, in the summer of 2004, the newspaper's then public editor (ombudsman), Daniel Okrent, published a piece on the Times' liberal bias, citing the example of its coverage of homosexual marriage. Conservative organizations claim that the Times promotes the homosexual agenda, because it employs homosexuals and wins praise from homosexual groups. In 2001 Richard Berke, the Times' national political correspondent, revealed that "on any given day, three-fourths of those attending the daily meeting where it is decided what will be on the front page of the Times, are likely to be 'not-so-closeted' homosexuals." In 2004, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) gave the New York Times an award for "Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage", specifically citing journalist Frank Rich's article attacking President Ronald Reagan's record on AIDS. Leaked internal conversations have revealed many NYT staffers as what one conservative journalist called "parodies of hypersensitive liberal journalists." same link as before.
Ben Protess, William K. Rashbaum, Benjamin Weiser and Maggie Haberman wrote: Even as the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, submitted his confidential report to the Justice Department on Friday, federal and state prosecutors are pursuing about a dozen other investigations that largely grew out of his work, all but ensuring that a legal threat will continue to loom over the Trump presidency.
Most of the investigations focus on President Trump or his family business or a cadre of his advisers and associates, according to court records and interviews with people briefed on the investigations....
--"As Mueller Report Lands, Prosecutorial Focus Moves to New York"
It's a pity that even if cases are brought against Mr. Trump he probably wouldn't be brought to trial until after his term in office they will also be depending on the statue of limitationsūüĎé
Americans better work at trying to make him a one-term president be they Democrat or Republican‚Ěó
Frum, was also a speech writer for President Bush jr.! ūüĎćNo doubt pass the security check, which Trump's son-in-law couldn't.ūüĎé
David Frum (born 1960 in Canada) is a liberal author, journalist, American Enterprise Institute scholar and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and was credited with coining the phrase "axis of evil" to describe governments that sponsoring terrorism and seeking weapons of mass destruction such as Iraq, Iran, and North Korea.
Frum is known as a faux-conservative. He claims to adhere to conservative principles, but in practice, he is a liberal who adheres to solid left-wing positions. For example, he supports homosexual "marriage" and believes homosexual "marriage" is not a threat to family stability. He also believes in the discredited, pseudoscientific theory of global warming. In addition, he voted for the far-left Hillary Clinton over conservative Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election and later called for President Trump to resign. Frum also is the Senior Editor of The Atlantic, a left-wing globalist magazine, and he contributes to CNN and The New York Times, both of which are left-wing organizations. -https://www.conservapedia.com/David_Frum
J.L. continues to beat this dead horse with his leftist allies links.
David Frum wrote: Good news, America. Russia helped install your president. But although he owes his job in large part to that help, the president did not conspire or collude with his helpers. He was the beneficiary of a foreign intelligence operation, but not an active participant in that operation. He received the stolen goods, but he did not conspire with the thieves in advance.
This is what Donald Trump‚Äôs administration and its enablers in Congress and the media are already calling exoneration. But it offers no reassurance to Americans who cherish the independence and integrity of their political process....
--"The Question the Mueller Report Has Not Answered"
This is an excellent opinion piece and not that long either‚ĚóūüĎć
Those that the author of the article advise owe apologies to the President looks like a laundry list of sources quoted by Jim from Lincoln. Means we have to throw him in with the others.
Don't hold your breath Dr. Tim, goats aren't great with mouth to mouth resuscitation .
Frank makes great points. As mention by dear sister ladybug in another thread, we don't put our trust in politicians for vain is the help of man, our help comes from the Lord which made heaven and earth.
First, let me say that I did vote for Trump, so this has to be framed within that truth. I assumed he would pander to conservatives and because of that perhaps just one little unborn baby would be saved.
When the Mueller investigation started I would have bet he would have been found guilty of being in bed with the Russians. I thought he wouldn't make it through his first term.
I also believe he does suffer from some type of personality disorder.
I also never once believed that he would be elected and I thought Hillary was the next one.
So, it is easy to see that I have no political savvy.
I know the Lord decides these elections so I would have thanked Him regardless of who He chose.