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Historian Takes Swipe at Trump for Hurting ‘Free Press,’ Forgets Presidents Historically Loathed Press

What historian Ron Chernow thought was a sly dig against the President wasn’t so clever after all.

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At Saturday night’s worthless White House Correspondent’s Dinner, where the press patted itself of the back despite its massive failures, a historian attempted to take a swipe at President Donald J. Trump, only to fall flat on his face.

“Campaigns against the press do not get your face carved in Mount Rushmore because when you chip away at the free press you chip away at the heart of democracy,” said historian Ron Chernow.

But Chernow probably should have brushed up on his Mt. Rushmore history before his snarky quip. At least two of the presidents on the famous landmark publicly loathed the press. Another fought the equivalent of “fake news” during his day. The fourth was known as the father of media spin.

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Thomas Jefferson bashed newspapers at every turn.

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“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle,” he once said.

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers,” he said on another occasion.

These quotes are but two of many.

So too, did Abraham Lincoln hate the press. There have been books written on the subject.

“No president ever cracked down on the press more than Abraham Lincoln did,” said Harold Holzer, who wrote Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion.

George Washington was the victim of a vicious smear, during which the press used forged letters to malign him, and sought to paint him as a monarch. There was no worse slur at the time. He used the last day of his presidency to correct the media, and set the record straight.

Washington wrote of the falsified letters:

“They are said by the editor to have been found in a small portmanteau that I had left in the care of my mulatto servant named Billy, who, it is pretended, was taken prisoner at Fort Lee, in 1776. … At the time when these letters first appeared, it was notorious to the army immediately under my command, and particularly to the gentlemen attached to my person, that my Mulatto Man Billy had never been one moment in the power of the enemy. It is also a fact that no part of my baggage, or any of my attendants were captured during the whole course of the war.”

Finally, Theodore Roosevelt was known as the father of media “spin.”

“He used public opinion, the press, leaks to Congress, and Upton Sinclair to reform unconscionable industries, like the meatpackers,” said The Atlantic in 2016.

Surely, Trump’s face will not be carved into Mt. Rushmore. But even during a night of celebration, in which Trump left the press alone, instead hosting a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the media liars couldn’t help but cut corners and bend the truth in an effort to vilify the 45th president.

No wonder he calls them the Enemy of the People.


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Fox News Castigates Former ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Writer to Satisfy the Left-Wing Mob

Blake Neff is finished at Fox News.

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Fox News is throwing former “Tucker Carlson Tonight” writer Blake Neff under the bus after he was forced to resign for writing politically incorrect posts on an online message board.

CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace released a groveling statement to appease the left-wing mob in which they said that no “racist, misogynistic and homophobic” behavior would be accepted at their company.

“We learned that now former employee Blake Neff, a writer on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ made horrendous and deeply offensive racist, sexist and homophobic comments under a pseudonym on the forum AutoAdmit,” Scott and Wallace wrote in a memo released to all FOX News Media employees.

“We want to make abundantly clear that FOX News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior. Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at which point we swiftly accepted his resignation,” Scott and Wallace added. “Make no mistake, actions such as his cannot and will not be tolerated at any time in any part of our work force.”

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FOX News host Howard Kurtz also piled on during the Sunday edition of “MediaBuzz,” in which the host made it clear that Neff’s bawdy posts under a pseudonym have effectively unpersoned the writer, who will now be vilified forevermore.

“What Neff posted anonymously over five years is very ugly stuff, such as racist jokes including the N-word, derogatory slurs for gays and lesbians, denigrating the Mormon religion and mocking a woman’s dating life,” Kurtz said.

Big League Politics has reported on Carlson’s emergence as the voice of law-abiding Americans during a time when few have the courage to speak out against widespread leftist terror:

Tucker Carlson broke down the left-wing claim that America has a massive and institutional policing problem on his show on Wednesday night, pointing out that police violence has consistently declined against both black and white suspects every year within the last decade.

Tucker pointed out the circumstances of the 10 police shootings of unarmed African Americans in the United States in 2019, pointing out that in some instances the officers were attacked, and in five of the instances the officers were criminally charged. Any death is a tragedy, but the 10 shootings of unarmed black Americans are far lower in comparison to the 19 shootings of unarmed whites.

In any nation as populous as the United States, a certain level of law enforcement abuses and crimes will be inevitable. That doesn’t mean it’s the widespread epidemic that the liberal intelligentsia and race rioters have claimed police violence to be.

Either way, this is a very small number in a country of 325 million people. This is not genocide… It is not even close to genocide. In fact, the number of police killings is dropping. In 2015, during Barack Obama’s presidency, 38 unarmed black Americans and 32 whites were killed by police. Overall totals have fallen since then, and they’ve fallen far more dramatically for African American men.

Tucker pointed out that murder rates within the black community itself pale in comparison to the numbers of blacks killed during interactions with police.

One final number for you, because it matters… In 2018, 7,407 African Americans were murdered in the United States. If 2019 continues on a similar trajectory, that means for every unarmed African American shot to death by police, more than 700 were murdered by someone else. Usually by someone they know.

Is our nation being ripped apart by a total and complete lie- a provable lie? A lie used by cynical media manipulators and unscrupulous politicians?

The crucifying of Neff by the left-wing mob, enabled by the cowardly acquiescing of globalists at Fox News, is likely being done to hurt Carlson’s show and slow its power as a cultural force. Carlson is expected to address the controversy on tonight’s show.

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