The media's daily slander of Donald Trump is hard to square with their increasingly frenzied assurances that he is going to lose the election. If anyone in the media seriously believed Hillary had this in the bag, this would be a golden opportunity for the media to be fair and get the public to hate them a little less.
Instead, we're getting a never-ending stream of lies about Trump and his supporters. To paraphrase Mary McCarthy on Lillian Hellman, every word the media utter about Trump is a lie, including "and" and "the."
We've already covered the media's deliberate lie -- and frantic cover-up of their lie -- about Trump allegedly mocking a disabled man. We've covered the lie about Trump referring to Megyn Kelly's period. We've covered the lie about Trump "attacking a Gold Star dad!" "In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!" covers a slew of additional media slanders of Trump.
But it's impossible keep up with the Mount Vesuvius of lies about Trump. Every day, the media wake up with the same basic mission: OK, what are we going to pretend is a huge crisis for the Trump campaign today?
One day last week, an intern came running in and said, "I'VE GOT ONE!"
Was it something Trump did?
No, it was a Trump supporter ...
Was it an embarrassing supporter, like one of the country's last five living white supremacists?
Not exactly -- it was a black reverend ...
Did he do something awful?
Well, it was just a retweet ...
Is the retweet anything we could call "racist," "homophobic," "anti-Semitic" or "Islamaphobic"?
Technically, no. It's a political cartoon portraying Hillary as a racist.
FOR THE MONEY WE PAY YOU, THAT'S ALL YOU CAN COME UP WITH??
Nonetheless, all day last Friday, the chyron on MSNBC was: "Trump: Blackface Backlash."
The media-manufactured "crisis" was that a Trump-supporting black minister, the Rev. Mark Burns, had retweeted a cartoon of Hillary in blackface. Blackface is how whites exploit black people, so evidently, the cartoonist was saying that Hillary exploits black people.
That's the labyrinthine process our media went through to get the word "Trump" in the same sentence as "blackface."
The poor minister apologized for retweeting a political cartoon the media didn't like, which I would have advised against. That's when the media tasted blood. For acceding to the media's hysteria, Burns' online resume was subjected to a painstaking examination, more extensive than the "vetting" of any Islamic refugee.
As it turned out, Burns had INFLATED HIS RESUME! He had only attended, but not graduated from, a college he listed on his resume and had served not in the Army Reserve, but in the South Carolina National Guard. NAILED!
As soon as the media are done scouring the records of all the black people who support Trump, perhaps they will get around to a sitting U.S. senator who lied about his military service allegedly in Vietnam (Hillary supporter Richard Blumenthal).
While MSNBC and CNN were bashing a black reverend for supporting Trump, over on Fox News, Chris Wallace was asking a black congressman, Rep. Gregory Meeks, "Do you think that Donald Trump is a racist?"
So at least the media are giving us both sides.
A confusing series of slanders came out of Trump's fabulous meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto last week. (You know that the meeting went smashingly well because you haven't seen a single clip of it on TV.)
In their joint press conference after a private meeting, Trump called Nieto "a friend" and effused about the Mexican people, saying "they are amazing people ... just beyond reproach, spectacular, spectacular, hardworking people. I have such great respect for them ..."
But he also brought up the serious issues of illegal immigration, a border wall, drug cartels, NAFTA and keeping manufacturing in our hemisphere.
Asked by Jonathan Karl of ABC if he had asked President Nieto to pay for the wall, Trump said, with Nieto standing at his side: "We did discuss the wall. We didn't discuss payment of the wall. That'll be for a later date. This was a very preliminary meeting."
If he had told the president that Mexico was paying for the wall, the media were prepared to call Trump rude, boorish, offensive and a bully. But having failed to do something wildly inappropriate, instead the media said that Trump had "chickened out."
Even Hillary and her vice presidential nominee couldn't keep their Trump denunciations straight, with Hillary calling Trump's highly successful meeting "an embarrassing international incident" and Tim Kaine saying Trump "folded under pressure."
Although Nieto politely disagreed with Trump on some points during their press conference, such as on trade and illegal immigration, he didn't contradict Trump's claim -- made in front of him and the entire press corps -- that they did not discuss who would pay for the wall.
But after the meeting, the Mexican president came under blistering attacks -- from his political opponents, from his people and, most of all, from the American media -- apparently for not spitting in Trump's face.
Fully two hours later, Nieto remembered something he had forgotten to mention at the time, and tweeted out that, in fact, he had told Trump in no uncertain terms that Mexico was NOT paying for any wall.
American media: TRUMP IS A LIAR!
As with all things Trump, absolutely nothing you hear about him from our journalist friends is likely to be true. America is being lied to by well-paid media elites, who want cheap nannies and couldn't care less about out-of-work and underpaid Americans. Vote against the media. Vote Trump!