“The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, or to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable.” – James Madison
Americans should expose the left-wing media’s hypocrisy but more needs to be done to actually address it. RAIR Foundation USA proposes a potential radical solution for President Trump: Stop giving anti-American outlets a platform at the White House.
Imagine if Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany did not have to answer constant inane questions about President Trump’s view of the Civil War outcome, for example, and instead was asked substantive questions on re-opening the economy or steps that could be taken to dismantle massive government bureaucracies? Imagine if the President was able to answer actual questions instead of hostile politically-driven ones? Imagine if a journalist with an earnest desire to inform American citizens inquired about the national debt, or the state of the border, or of wasteful federal spending?
Does the Mainstream Media Still Deserve Access?
Four days before President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore on July 3, 2020, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tweeted, then deleted, a message declaring in part that President Trump is “holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore — a region once sacred to tribal communities.” (emphasis added)
Americans should and do, call out a major political party using ridiculous, hyperbolic language such as “glorifying white supremacy” but the tweet accurately foreshadowed the tone of the media coverage, which surely takes their cue from the Democratic Party, if not collaborates with them directly. The President’s speech, transcribed here, was appropriate and necessary.
“…President Trump will be at Mt. Rushmore where he’ll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans…” CNN correspondent Leyla Santiago declared.
Does a news outlet that refers to Thomas Jefferson and George Washington as “slave owners” deserve White House press credentials? Of course not. Nobody is trying to say that CNN should not be able to spew their propaganda, but Americans have to make a collective decision whether to reward them access to the White House.
Why not give that access to other outlets, instead, who report objectively and intellectually? The Daily Caller, Project Veritas, The Daily Signal, The Washington Times, The Daily Wire, Liberty Unyielding, Wayne Dupree, Robert Spencer, Newsmax, FrontPageMag, the Gateway Pundit, Breitbart, CNS News, PJ Media, The New American, Washington Free Beacon, The American Thinker, Gatestone Institute, Cliff Kincaid, (ahem) RAIR Foundation USA spring to mind as possible options. At the very least, and anticipating potential legal battles, the platform currently reserved for the monopolized mainstream media should be heavily expanded.
Mount Rushmore Coverage Discredits the Mainstream Media
Addressing the Marxist-led riots and destruction of statues battering the country, President Trump declared, “Here tonight, before the eyes of our forefathers, Americans declare again, as we did 244 years ago: that we will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen.”
This, according to the New York Times, was “dark and divisive”.
“We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion, and creed,” President Trump declared. “Every child, of every color — born and unborn — is made in the holy image of God.”
“We want free and open debate, not speech codes and cancel culture,” President Trump stated. “We believe that our children should be taught to love their country, honor our history, and respect our great American flag.”
This, according to the Washington Post, reflected a “harsh denunciation of the racial justice movement” reflected in President Trump’s “unyielding push to preserve Confederate symbols and the legacy of white domination.”
The playing field for journalists is not level and has not been for decades. The press has morphed into a monopoly of ideological propaganda, with massive corporations such as Verizon and Disney subsidizing only the most radical anti-American voices. Not only is the establishment media “biased;” they have devolved into a phenomenon of “newspeak” accentuated with the presidency of Donald Trump. Subtle political correctness displayed in approved mainstream media outlets of recent decades is now rampant Marxist disinformation, all culminating in the coverage of the recent “mostly peaceful” left wing riots and up to the shocking coverage of President Trump’s 2020 Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore.
The establishment media has long ago squandered their obligation to offer objective reporting. It is time to open the playing field to those who will report with honesty and integrity.