Is Leftist Journalism Assassinating American Democracy? – Daily Caller
Donald J. Trump âshort-circuitedâ a reference to constitutional law and order, the balance of power, voter enfranchisement, and the rights enshrined in Americaâs third greatest milestone of liberty, the Bill of Rights.
If those upholding the second amendment rally in opposition to Hillary Clinton in November by electing Donald Trump, they will end her campaign against gun rights. And that will be a âhorribleâ day for Clinton and her supporters. But if they fail to do so, and she does succeed Barack Obama as our next Commander in Chief, they might yet succeed in shutting down her judicial appointment if they can seat enough people in the US Congress to represent their interests. That might prove a still more âhorribleâ day for an over-enthusiastic President Hillary Clinton.
Thatâs how American democracy works.
Apparently, the left and the liberal news media donât get that, however. To hear them tell the story, Trump wasnât âshort-circuitingâ a reference to the architecture of American freedom, he was blowing a dog whistle in the ears of some fringe nutcase with a gun. (They probably think that anyone with a gun is a potential assassin.)
According to many pundits on the left, Trumpâs words are dangerous and constitute a call to arms. On Fox Newsâ Outnumbered, Geraldo Rivera described them as a âbrain fart.â Other pundits were more stringent, labeling Trump himself as a “threat to democracy.”
There is a real threat to democracy in this yearâs presidential race to the White House. But it isnât Donald Trump.
Sure. Someone somewhere in some unknown future might possibly misconstrue Trumpâs words as an unwitting endorsement under certain circumstances to carry out some unnamed threat against Hillary or some other unidentified individual. Yet, the words of any politician have the potential to fall on the ears of some psychologically deranged individual to dangerous effect. Freedom of speech in America has never been without its risks.
To Trumpâs left in the Clinton campaign, a photograph has emerged showing Omar Mateenâs father seated behind Hillary during a routine stump speech. One DNC apparatchik showed up dead after e-mails posing an existential threat to Hillaryâs bid for her partyâs nomination surfaced in the opening hours of her convention. Some see more than an accidental relationship between that corpse and the pin poked into one of Hillaryâs convention balloons.
Yet, the liberal media insists that thereâs nothing to see. It is all merely coincidental. Only conspiracy theorists see something worth exploring. The real job in journalism is to pounce on Trumpâs inexperience, infelicity with words, and shoot-from-the-hip personality.
Theyâd rather twist his words, exploit his missteps, and draw conspiracy theories of their own. More importantly, theyâd rather do that than plumb his recent economic speech.
Letâs be clear. The threat to our democracy in this election is leftist journalism hell bent on electing their favorite candidate to the highest office in the land. Theyâd rather skirt the tough questions surrounding Clinton and aim for the cheap shots against Trump.