For decades, the biased mainstream media have steadily undermined confidence in our country, portraying America as a violent aggressor rather than the champion of liberty it has always been. With Donald Trump in the White House, their anti-Americanism has only grown more strident.
As a high-profile supporter of the President who regularly jousts with liberal media personalities masquerading as journalists, I’ve seen and experienced this phenomenon first hand.
President Trump pointed out this unfortunate fact in a recent tweet. “While CNN doesn’t do great in the United States based on ratings, outside of the U.S. they have very little competition,” he observed. “Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair and false way.”
Of all the America-bashing media organizations in this country — even including hyper-partisan MSNBC — CNN is doing by far the most harm to our image at home and abroad.
“@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!” President Trump tweeted in 2017.
And the outside world sees a heck of a lot of CNN programming, given that the outlet pays to be featured on TVs at airports throughout the world. Back when CNN was still producing generally balanced and objective content years ago, this was a helpful service to travelers, but now that the network has turned itself into little more than an extension of the Democrat Party’s “resistance” to President Trump, it means that hundreds of millions of passengers are exposed to the network’s misleading coverage of American politics.
Cable news anchors routinely take President Trump’s words out of context, and misrepresent the facts about national security threats such as the migrant caravan. Meanwhile, amidst the strongest U.S. economy in a generation, they repeatedly diminish the results and insist that a recession is just around the corner.
To feed their anti-American narrative, fake-news media outlets frequently publish unsubstantiated reports without hesitation or corroboration, such as the infamous, error-filled BuzzFeed report containing “unverified and potentially unverifiable” claims regarding Donald Trump’s visit to Russia when he was a private citizen.
Their refusal to accurately cover left-wing violence against American conservatives is just further evidence of the political agenda shaping mainstream media “news” reports, as is their continued reliance on buffoonish, partisan “journalists” like CNN’s Jim Acosta, who are really just partisan activists assigned to the White House to ask demeaning questions intended to further advance the media’s anti-Trump, anti-America agenda.
To make matters worse, the media’s collusion with Democrats is actively helping liberal lawmakers like incoming House Finance Services Committee Maxine Waters or Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spread their talking points uncontested in the public arena — an advantage given to no Republican.
Democrats and the destroy-Trump media have breathlessly pushed hysterical nonsense like the Trump-Russia collusion theory, but the real collusion that took place during the 2016 election was between Democrats and their media allies.
They’ve been colluding for years to disparage and demean American patriots, and Donald Trump represents the sort of national pride the media love to hate.
Tana Goertz is an American business strategist, international keynote speaker, executive coach, author, and an advisory board member of the Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.