Here in the real world I think we can all agree that Dan Blather, to put it politely, little more than a fraud. But to merely call him a fraud is, probably, a bit of an understatement, because what he is, is a "disgraced news fabricator." In the alternate universe inhabited by those on the Left, however, Blather is seen as "legendary," a "respected news icon." And in what is being hailed by the delusional Left as an epic takedown of Donald Trump, Blather shared a few words of "wisdom" on Facebook. His screed is confined mainly to how the honorable media, in the trenches daily, faces abuse at the hands of the Republican nominee.
As you can imagine, it's wrought with typical liberal revisionism and self-aggrandizement. Says Mr. Blather:
“I felt a shudder down my spine yesterday watching Donald Trump's fusillade against the press. This is not a moment to be trifled with. It wasn't his first tirade and it won't be his last....
This is a dirty, nasty election. And it is only going to get worse. The reporters in the trenches need no lecture from me. They are walking through daily minefields, bracing themselves against winds of discontent whose effects no one can predict.
I know what it is like to sit in those seats and feel the scorn and even wrath of politicians of all political persuasions. Attacking the press for unfair coverage has long been a bipartisan pursuit. Sometimes it works. I am happy to say that more often it doesn't. But Trump's brand of vituperation is particularly personal and vicious. It carries with it the drumbeats of threatening violence. It cannot be left unanswered.
Good journalism--the kind that matters--requires reporters who won't back up, back down, back away or turn around when faced with efforts to intimidate them. It also requires owners and other bosses with guts, who stand by and for their reporters when the heat is on.
I still believe the pen is mightier than the sword. And in these conflicted and troubled times, we should reward the bravery of the men and women not afraid to ask the hard questions of everyone in power. Our nation's future depends on it.”
"Bravery?" So is that what media-bias and bald-faced lies are being called these days? And is there no limit to Leftist derangement? Apparently not. In fairness though, Blather is nothing if not quite the melodramatic story-teller. Perhaps his skills are better suited for the theater. Rather speaks of “reporters in the trenches." That's the problem, Mr. Blather, there are no reporters in the trenches reporting on the real stories instead, they’re in the pocket of the DNC. The fact is, good journalism left the planet decades ago. At the same time they became satisfied to serve as useful idiots for the Democrat Party. Journalism is getting exactly what it deserves.
When they decided to elect a president, a man who had never even held any kind of a real job, and intentionally avoided even the slightest attempt at vetting the candidate (because of his race), it was a signal that journalism was officially dead in this country and can never again be trusted to tell the truth. Poll after poll continues to point out just how little trust the American people have in a press, the purpose of which was to be the watchdog over their government. But far from being a watchdog, today’s press amounts to being little more than the lapdog of the left. A purpose at which they not only excel, but very much seem to relish!
Let’s face it, those involved in our state-controlled media have, over the years, had a lot of practice getting the non-vetted elected. Had all of the slime that was available on ‘Slick Willie’ Clinton ever been made public, there would never have been the first Clinton presidency, let alone the fact that we must now worry about there being a second. Both ‘Slick’ and his wife would have long ago been the recipients of the disdain they so richly deserve. And it’s more than likely that at least one of them would have ended up in federal prison and would still be there. But sadly, that would require those in the media to actually do their job, which they are not prone to do.
Look, I continue to have some pretty serious reservations about Trump, but at the same time I must admit that I am thoroughly enjoying watching him give our so-called mainstream media all they can handle, and then some! After the nearly cultish way they have hung on Barry “Almighty’s” every word (regardless of truth), I would argue that they are deserving of everything Trump throws at them. Blather continues to be the symbol of what many in our media have become. They are less journalist then they are advocates. They care not about the country, only the next headline. And it matters not if there is any truth to the headline, only that it gets the 'right' kind of attention.