Trump has been bashing the mainstream media since the day he first jumped into the race and everything he has said is 100% true. Media these days has a tendency to lead to the left, because it’s the politically correct thing to do, and that’s the way the liberals like it.
But there are a few outlets that refuse to conform to the unspoken standards, and it appears that President Obama has a few ideas of how to keep those rebels in line.
And it involves the word “truthiness,” so you know he’s super serious.
Trump said something at his Florida rally that we can all agree with, the media is so deep in Clinton’s pocket, it’s pulling out lint.
“It’s one of the great political phenomenon. The most powerful weapon deployed by the Clintons is the corporate media, the press,” Trump said. “Let’s be clear on one thing, the corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism. They are political special interest no different than any lobbyist or other financial entity with a total political agenda and the agenda is not for you, it’s for themselves. their agenda is to elect crooked Hillary Clinton at any cost, at any price, no matter how many lives they destroy. For them, it’s a war and for them, nothing at all is out of bounds. This is a struggle for the survival of our nation. Believe me.”
And on Thursday, Obama proved Trump‘s point without even knowing it.
“We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” Obama said at an innovation conference in Pittsburgh.
“There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness tests and those that we have to discard, because they just don’t have any basis in anything that’s actually happening in the world,” Obama added.
That would be great and all, but who gets to determine what the truth actually is? I’m going to guess it’s not going to be a bipartisan thinktank.
Obama has always hated Fox News and everything they stood for and if given the chance, I think he would go out of his way to circumvent the 1st Amendment just to shut them down, and to also shut down any media outlets like them. We can’t allow that.