Down Trend -- Donald Trump has finally had enough with the nexus of bile that is the Washington Post. A Monday hit piece that the presumptive Republican nominee had blamed Emperor Obama for the Orlando gay bar massacre was a bridge too far even for Trump who says that he will be revoking the paper’s press credentials. It is a landmark day in the lamentable recent history of a so-called news organization that has been living off of it’s laurels four decades after Watergate and continues to trot out a bloated Bob Woodward as it’s ace investigative ‘journalist’. The sad old man is nothing but a corrupted defender of the establishment grown fat off of the adulation showered upon him for helping to take down Nixon and a perfect symbol of idealism grown rotten from suckling power in order to gain access. Despite the occasional piece of solid journalism the WAPO serves as exhibit A in how the media as an institution has so failed this once great country and brought about our imminent downfall.
"Donald Trump is rescinding the Washington Post’s credentials to cover his campaign events, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said Monday in his latest attack on the press.
“Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” Trump posted on Facebook.
Trump had posted to Facebook nearly 20 minutes earlier “to show you how dishonest the phony Washington Post is.”
“I am no fan of President Obama, but to show you how dishonest the phony Washington Post is, they wrote, ‘Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting’ as their headline,” Trump said. “Sad!”
In a statement, Washington Post editor Marty Baron said the decision would be damaging to a free and independent press.
Baron should have thought better than to turn his fish wrap into a teeming sewer of daily anti-Trump propaganda and spare us the sanctimonious horseshit of a “free and independent press”. The WAPO has had a vendetta against the Donald for a solid year now and it’s about damned time that he told them to kiss his ass.[...]
There will be plenty of outrage over this, largely from other dead tree media outlets but let’s face it – these are no longer news organizations but massive corporate entities with agendas that are far more geared towards profit, garnering favor from establishment politicians and peddling crap rather than providing honest reportage. To claim with a straight face that the WAPO has undertaken it’s jihad against Trump out of sincere belief that he is bad for America is laughable, especially considering that Amazon.com kingpin Jeff Bezos now owns it and stands to benefit immensely from favorable tax laws and preferential treatment if his paper is able to get the right pols elected.
The loudest whining this morning is at the WAPO Editorial Board itself with a blistering diatribe on “Donald Trump’s Assault on Our Values”, pay no mind to the paper’s ongoing assault on decency.
Blog Author's Comments -- Good for Donald Trump, no one else would have the guts to do this. "Marty Baron said the decision would be damaging to a free and independent press." Correct, Trumps decision would be damaging to "a free and independent press" however the Wapo is not free, it’s been bought and sold out to leftist interests, and its anything but 'independent' for those same reasons. It’s a political lobby; it’s not the 'press'.
I have always thought that Trump should caution 'journalists' that they get one warning for regurgitating lies, and the second lie, once he wins the 2016 election, gets them banned from the White House, Air Force One and they will be granted no interviews. Why should he talk to liars? Just watch they will all eventually reluctantly get on board the Trump Train with clenched teeth and held noses while pretending to like him "a little bit". All the while conniving, scheming and sowing the seeds of his destruction behind his back.