I’m sure you’ve all heard of Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip “Dilbert.” He’s been talking a lot about politics since before the 2016 election got going and he usually has a pretty fascinating take on the media hysterics of the day (I hesitate to call what the media does “news” anymore).
As far as his personal politics go, Adams isn’t any kind of conservative. I don’t even think he’s a Republican. Most likely he’s an independent. His political analysis is the kind of dispassionate, objective commentary that is sorely needed in America right now.
Today, for example, we’ve seen how batsh*t the leftist messengers masquerading as “journalists” have been over a memo that Trump sent to James Comey and how one line in it is supposedly grounds for impeaching Trump. Media outlets like the New York Times are positively salivating over the prospect –
But in his latest blog post, Scott Adams takes this apart and basically says that the media is making a big deal out of absolutely nothing. But what they are doing is harmful to America as a whole –
Today’s headline news is that an alleged Comey memo indicates President Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Flynn investigation by saying to Comey in a private meeting, “I hope you can let this go.”
Key word = hope
Do you see Trump asking Comey to end the Flynn investigation in the quote “I hope you can let this go”?
All I see in that sentence is “duh.” Obviously Trump HOPED his friend and advisor Flynn would be okay. Did it need to be said? Was there some confusion on this point with Comey? Did Comey enter the meeting thinking maybe President Trump wanted to see his friend and advisor Flynn get eaten by the system?
I’m no lawyer, but I can’t see any judge or jury in the United States prosecuting someone for expressing a hope that the future turns out well for his friend.
Also, his characterization of the media’s treatment of President Trump as a “slow-motion assassination” is kind of appropriate –
That isn’t news.
That is an assassination.
I also think we are seeing with the recent leaks the first phase of Mutually Assured Destruction of our government. The leaks will destroy Trump if they continue. But if that happens, no Democrat and no anti-Trump Republican will ever be able to govern in the future. Payback is guaranteed. The next President to sit in the White House will be leaked to the point of ineffectiveness.
If you can sit passively while watching the Opposition Media turn “hope” into “asked Comey to end the investigation,” you are part of the slow assassination of President Trump. And you are also part of the slow assassination of the next president, and the next. If Trump goes down from leaks, Mutually Assured Destruction kicks in automatically.
So, the media isn’t just trying to take down Donald Trump. Their political games have the potential to take down the trust Americans have in our system of governance (well, whatever trust is left).
Great job, guys.
Side Note: Take a moment and wonder why it takes a comic strip artist to point these things out. Why isn’t this left to the news media? Has the news media’s bald-faced hatred of Trump caused them to fall so far that we’re looking to the Dilbert guy for sanity??
If the media was honest about wanting to do a better job an actually serve the American people and stop being obvious partisan hacks, they’d stop the hysterics. But I don’t see that happening anytime soon. So, the Dilbert guy it is!