Ugly though events in the windy city were, I, like many other observers, fear it’s just the latest stage of a mainstream media-lead campaign that not only wishes to derail his campaign completely, but fervently wishes to see bloodshed – Mr Trump’s blood.
Liberal media outlets such as the cowardly far left Huffington Post are attempting and succeeding in whipping up racial hatred across the United States. If nothing else, events in Chicago revealed the poison that lies at the heart of the Liberal media. They want blood. On Saturday night they almost got it.
Only days before Trump’s Chicago rally the press were screaming their outrage after a (female) member of the media had allegedly been manhandled at another Trump rally.
The reporter in question, who was working for the Brietbart organisation, immediately posted an image on Twitter of what appeared to be a very slight bruise on her arm, the consequence she said of coming into contact with a member of Trump’s campaign team.
If you looked very hard – squinted – or failing that pulled out a magnifying glass - you could indeed just make out a very feint bruise on an arm – somebody’s arm. I say somebody because the Twitter photograph showed just an arm (in close up). Call me an old cynic but this rather pathetic ‘evidence’ could have literally been anybody’s arm.
Those allegedly involved in this supposed battery – Trump’s personal circle – swore they knew nothing of the incident – a violent assault remember that had occurred just inches behind in the scrum that was following team Trump out of the building.
“Trump’s team assaulted me and dragged me to the floor,” bleated the women backed up by her reporter boyfriend. The press lapped it up. CNN, The Washington Post, New York Times and the rest of the Liberal-left media ploughed in. The headlines that followed were predictably lurid, anything to get the words ‘Trump’ and ‘violence’ in the same meme.
The reporter went to Twitter (where else?) to tweet her outrage. Boyfriend was also outraged. Apparently a Washington Post reporter had also ‘witnessed’ the violent assault. Just a single witness then out of an audience of several hundred? Hmm. But the alarm bells weren't ringing - at least not in the mainstream media.
This trio soon got to work. The fact that boyfriend and Wash Po ‘witness’ both happened to be pathological anti-Trumpists didn’t seem to worry the Liberal media one iota.
On the contrary, they were almost salivating: They had ‘Trump’ and they had ‘violent,’ and truth and integrity were not going to stop them exploiting this to the hilt.
Even as the story was breaking one or two of the more cerebral types were wondering about actual evidence. I mean usually a man is innocent until proven guilty, at least that’s how I thought it was supposed to work.
With the exception of our star ‘witness’ from the Washington Post, in a room packed with hundreds of people, nobody else it appeared had seen the ‘assault.’ Strange as well as convenient. Thus it was a case of my word against yours. More than good enough for the Liberal-lefties to launch a full scale attack on Trump.
A little while later a piece of footage emerged on YouTube. Unfortunately for our reporter, boyfriend and ‘witness’ as is the way these days somebody had been filming Trump’s exit from the rally on a Smartphone. Have you guessed the ending?
Sure enough. No assault. Nothing. Not even the merest hint of battery or assault. It had all been an opportunistic hoax.
The ‘beaten’ and ‘bruised’ reporter had simply found her way to Trump barred by special agents – standard practice in large public events. Physical contact there had been none. The whole thing had been dreamed up by a trio of left wing ideologues – an attempt to smear Trump and also gain fleeting glory for themselves.
That there have been no retractions or apologies from the Liberal media for their handling of this story will come as no surprise. As an example of left wing hysteria and skulduggery it’s certainly illuminating and shows the depths they will sink to in order to maintain their cherished “narratives.”
To say that half-truths are the order of the day in the Liberal media is, to be frank, to guild them with praise they doth not deserve. The very idea of 'truth' or anything remotely close to it, in the world of the Liberal media at least, is a relic from a bygone age, like an old maiden aunt - quaint and only visited under extreme duress.
The same thing happened at Trump’s recent rally in Chicago where a rabble of paid agitators disrupted the event. ‘Anti-fascist’ this irony-free rabble of students and wannabe communists styled themselves.
Though this group of thugs attended the rally intent on just one thing: violence, the Liberal media simply continued with their anti-Trump “narrative.” The Republican frontrunner was to blame. He had incited violence and violence is what he got. He deserved it. And so did his supporters.
All of this reminded me of an event closer to home in Liverpool a few weeks ago where a small group of anti-Islamic protesters had been set upon by a much larger group of left wing thugs similar to those seen at the Trump rallies.
A friend of mine, who happened to be out shopping with this wife that afternoon, related how the protesters - enjoying a pint outside a city centre pub - had been suddenly ambushed by a snarling left wing hate mob who not only launched abuse at the group, but missiles too.
The police had finally intervened, shepherding the right wing protesters back to Lime Street train station while the mob screamed, spat and snarled abuse. “Scary,” said my friend of this mob consisting of tough-guy students and those who get their kicks baiting the authorities and just about anybody else who has the nerve to take issue with their juvenile views. “So much hatred in their faces.”
Later that day I checked out the Internet. The local newspaper here is called the Liverpool Echo – basically a football rag whose employees never seem that sure about apostrophe use. Suffice to say the headlines were just what you might expect: “Far Right Group in City Centre Riot.”
And yet I had been informed first-hand how this ‘Far Right’ group had been attacked by a hateful mob of snarling lefties, a mob that had arrived, just like those that have assailed Trump – with the intention of thwarting free speech and democracy. Like all cowards they take courage from gang identity -
intimidation and bullying are their tactics of choice. Apparently (and without any hint of irony) they also term themselves 'anti-fascist.' I kid you not.
Suffice to say the local rag’s version of events was completely at odds with the eye witness account I had listened to.
So the Liberal-lefty press are disingenuous? Owned by a cartel of media press barons and oligarchs, from The New York Times right down to the good old Liverpool Echo, where instead of reporting dispassionately and objectively they distort facts to suit their pre written “narrative.” Big deal you might say. Isn’t that what the media has always done?
To some extent yes. But then a thought started to take shape in my head: Today’s lying and cheating Liberal-left press has been in place throughout much of the 20th century, reporting and commenting on every major event throughout the world, right? Think about it.
That same media which is casually making up stories to fit its current “narrative” – setting out who or what is ‘good’ and who or what is ‘bad’ - is essentially the same media that reported major events in the previous century, right?
For some inexplicable reason my mind went back to those old moth eaten history books from school, books that had described the history of conflicts such as the second world war. An uneasy thought lodged into my brain and refused to budge.
If the Liberal-lefty media will brazenly misreport facts in the age of the Internet – in 2016 – it doesn’t require a huge leap of faith to assume they’ve been doing just as much with certain ‘facts’ from at least 1945 onwards.
“Narrative,” uber alles? Food for thought.