The Media Just Makes It Up

We are told Trump is scum because he dared to link Antifa (short for anti-fascist) with white supremacists. After all, how can one compare the two? White supremacists, neo-Nazis and their ilk are racist pigs while Antifa is fighting injustice and for racial equality. The following is a list including just some of what Antifa has done this year (from the Daily Wire):

• Jan. 20, Inauguration Day: Black-clad “anti-fascist” protesters smashed storefronts and bus stops and hammered out the windows of a limousine. The chauffeur who the limo belonged to was a Muslim immigrant, Muhammad Ashraf. Eventually, Antifa launched rocks at a phalanx of police lined up in an eastbound crosswalk. Six police officers were injured in the riots. Who knew that the owners of those storefronts, the bus company and Muhammad Ashraf were racists promoting bigotry?

• Feb. 1: Prior to a planned speech by Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California at Berkeley, Antifa members and a coalition of “Black Bloc” rioters devastated the campus, causing approximately $100,000 in damages, according to CNN. These violent protesters tore down metal barriers, set fires near the campus bookstore and damaged the construction site of a new dorm. I guess Berkeley, the supposed home of the free speech movement, is now the home of racists promoting bigotry.

Sign Up for E-News

• April 15, Tax Day: Antifa showed up at a Tax Day rally attended by pro- and anti-Trump supporters. According to reports at the time, police in Berkeley, Calif., say 13 people were arrested and knives and makeshift weapons were confiscated after violence erupted at a park where factions that support and oppose President Trump gathered for Tax Day rallies. So, I guess those who support and oppose Trump’s tax policies are racists and promote bigotry.

Groups of Antifa protesters have become increasingly violent over the past year, vandalizing and destroying property, and attacking those they perceive to be “fascists.”  The latest incident took place in Charlottesville, Va. Apparently, as long as Antifa labels their victims “fascists,” they are free to set fires, smash windows and beat civilians bloody. So, if someone like the president dares to compare Antifa with white supremacists, he is shunned as racist. There is something very wrong with this picture.

I think I found it. I am 62 years old (before my morning coffee, after that young). I have seen first-hand the 40-year hatred of Richard Nixon and the hatred of Ronald Reagan and the hatred of George W. Bush, which coined the phrase “Bush derangement syndrome.” Still, I have never seen it like this. The out-and-out, knowingly, purposeful lying, mass lying that has been the namesake of the mainstream media and cable outlets since the election.

For instance, how many of you think Trump said that there were nice people, some fine people in the Alt-Right and Antifa? Well in truth, he never said it. Yet it has been reported and re-reported and recycled. Fact is, the whole thing is made up out of whole cloth. Think I am wrong? Well, last week the New York Times issued five corrections regarding Trump’s comments about Charlottesville. Four of the corrected reports outright misquoted what Trump said about who is to blame for the violence.

There is something going on out there and I believe it’s the media that is responsible. To this day, inside the Beltway, deep state, whatever, if you disagree with them or their template, no matter who you are, you are immediately tagged as a conspiracy theorist. The left in the media are demanding 100 percent fealty. If anybody strays, then they launch into them, via the media, with the ongoing effort to slander or discredit. Just look at what the media did to the person of color who, at the Phoenix rally, sat behind Trump with a sign that said “black for Trump.” They tore his life apart.

My advice, which I have written before, it would really be wise for all of you to take with a grain of salt what anybody in the media says about Donald Trump if it is the slightest bit critical. Time and time again they have shown they are making it up according to the stereotypes they have established that are supposedly attached to Republicans or conservatives. Look it up. I have.

This just in, Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan have both condemned the “violent actions” of Antifa, essentially admitting that what Trump said about Charlottesville was correct—that there was violence on “many sides.” Question: Will they apologize to Trump? Don’t hold your breath.

This is what I say. What say you?

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Cuomo’s Frivolous Lawsuits Cost Us Money

Since Donald Trump became president, New York State has filed more than 100 lawsuits against the federal government. This includes those filed by both Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It does not include lawsuits filed by the City of New York. Most of them are political in nature, filed to please the plaintiffs’ voting base. In the real world, if we had filed ...

The State of the Democratic Party

Last week, President Trump gave his first State of the Union address. Here are a few things he pointed out:

• Since the election, 2.4 million new jobs have been created.

• Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low.

• African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded.

• Hispanic-American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in ...

Beautiful, 'Clean' Coal

After completing his first full year in office—an alarming year, at that— Donald Trump has concluded that climate change is not a significant national threat and that the sacred lands and waters of this country should be sold to the highest bidder. 

The Trump administration has withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement; deregulated national landmarks; freed public lands for ...

Multigrain, Please

I have no craving for white bread; it’s too plain, predictable and tasteless for me. I hunger for a chunk of multigrain or rye, maybe even a good-sized piece of pumpernickel raisin, with a schmear of cream cheese on the side.

I have no appetite for bland, clean-cut, middle-of-the-road, isolationist politics. And I find unsettling the cultural sameness, gross consumerism and incurious ...

A Trip to the 'Liberry'

Raise your hand if you didn’t—did not—call the library the “liberry” when you were little. I’m guessing not a lot of hands just went up.

Didn’t just about all of us say “liberry” when we were learning to read? (Well, whaddya expect when a place is named something way too easy for little kids to mispronounce?)

OK. Now, raise your hand if ...

Peekskill AIMs to Become a 'Mediapolis'

What could the city of Peekskill possibly have in common with Silicon Valley, Hollywood and New York City? Like those familiar centers of multimedia creativity and commerce, the historic river town is downright giddy with excitement about transforming itself into a mediapolis, to coin a phrase.

Thanks to local movers and shakers, led by prominent Peekskill businessman Ben Green, the ...

I'm Mrs. Heat Miser

To be perfectly honest, I did not need a large rodent with insomnia to convince me that we had six more weeks of winter. It’s been so cold outside lately that when I go out, my nostrils stick together. The dog is so hesitant to go out that he does his business right on the deck, less than five feet from the door, and then gives me a look of contemptuous indignation when he comes back in the ...

Getting Off on the Wrong Foot

“What happened to your ankle?” asked my neighbor when he saw the orthopedic boot on my right foot.

“I tripped while I was in Pamplona running with the bulls,” I told him.

He raised his eyebrows. “Really?”

“No. Not really,” I admitted. “I was actually climbing Machu Picchu and I fell over a llama.”

“Seriously?” he ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, February 21, 6:00 PM

Putnam County Department of Health, Brewster

Freedom from Smoking

Health & Wellness

Wed, February 28, 6:00 PM

Putnam County Department of Health, Brewster

Freedom from Smoking

Health & Wellness

Thu, March 1, 7:00 PM

Kennedy Catholic High School, Somers

The Kennedy Catholic High School Players ...

Arts & Entertainment Other Religions And Spirituality

Bazzo Needs to Get His Facts Straight

February 15, 2018

To the editor,

Once again Mr. Bazzo, in his Feb. 8, column cherry picks facts, ignores other facts, passes along lies and spins so fast to the right that it’s amazing he doesn’t drill himself into the earth.

Bazzo is correct—the economy is doing well, and we should give credit where credit is due. Thank you, President Obama for taking the economy from the brink of another ...