|"Alex, I'll take "Things That Never Happened" for $1000."|
"Journalists in the Trump era are under physical threat," Knox moaned to the crowd, no doubt referring to all of the beatings, lynchings, and beheadings of reporters in Trump's America which have, oddly, not appeared in the news. Assuming that Jussie Smollett wasn't doing an undercover assignment for CNN.
Yes, Trump has complained about fake and biased news, but is it his criticism of the media that's making them look bad...or their actual performance? We're pretty sure it's the latter, with a particularly ugly example being this cartoon recently run in the international edition of the New York Times...
Subtle, huh? The President of the United States is a blind man being guided by Jew-dog Benjamin Netanyahu wearing a Star of David on his collar.
But surely no real harm can come from publishing such an inflammatory image, right? Surely no one, two days later, would shoot up a synagogue in California after posting a manifesto saying that President Trump is a "Zionist, Jew-loving, anti-White, traitorous cocksucker." Except that's exactly what happened.
Direct cause and effect? Probably not. The news media's nonstop anti-Trump attacks and anti-semitic cultural gestalt? Without question.
And to further hammer home this appalling reality, following the synagogue shooting, CNN fielded a discussion panel that decided that Donald Trump wasn't actually sincere in condemning the attack and the shooter. An accusation plucked straight out of their collective asses.
This is fake news. This is why actual journalism is all but extinct. And this is why we have a very specific suggestion for what the White House Correspondents should eat at their next dinner.
FROM THE VAULT: INNER CIRCLE JERK (2014)