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HORIST: Press getting attacked from both sides … but is it deserved?

HORIST: Press getting attacked from both sides … but is it deserved?

One would have to be blind, deaf and stupid not to realize that most of the press is down on Trump 100 percent of the time.  They carry every possible critical narrative against the President on a 24/7 cycle.  Some of the criticism may be deserved, but the lack of balance has made much of the Fourth Estate the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party and the primary advocate of the radical left agenda.

Despite cable networks such as CNN and MSNBC functioning as infomercials for the left, some of the Democrats are starting to complain about unfair coverage.  Senator Bernie Sanders has extended his class warfare to the billionaire owner of the Washington Post.  He claims that he is getting unfair coverage because he is highly critical of one-percenters like Jeff Bezos who owns Amazon and the Washington Post.

Sanders has made no secret of his disdain for corporate American – the bigger the badder.  And they do not get much bigger than Amazon.  Sanders sees his Post coverage as revenge for his attacks on Amazon and Bezos.  Sanders may be correct.  Of course, the editors at the Post say that they are not influenced by Bezos’ ownership.  Yeah, right.

We can consider that when we see the Post publish an editorial calling for the breakup of Amazon as Senator Elizabeth Warren has suggested.  And why isn’t Warren getting blasted by the Post?  Maybe Sanders problem is that he is starting to slip in the polls and the Post reports it.

It seems that former Vice President Joe Biden is not all that happy with his press coverage.  Campaign spokesperson Symone Sanders is complaining to the press that they are giving too much coverage of the candidate’s frequent gaffes even though they are as obvious and unwelcome as a big pimple on the tip of the nose.  Biden does not exist in a gaffe-free zone.

It is understandable why he would be unhappy with anything but praising coverage.  His complaint, however, is a bit galling when you consider the ENORMOUS amount of favorable coverage that he and all the other Democrat candidates get every day.  CNN and MSNBC have become a round-the-clock infomercial for the Democratic Party.

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke has even a more bizarre complaint.  He thinks the press is not going hard enough on Trump.  What?  That right.  O’Rourke claims that they are not pointing out what he considers the President’s racism and white supremacy.

While O’Rourke goes to every extreme to try to make news, he obviously does not spend much time watching the Democrat media cheerleaders.  They blast Trump as a racist at every opportunity to the point where if he sang White Christmas during the holiday, they would call it coding and a dog whistle.

Not to be outdone by his fellow single-digit competitor, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro is piling on the narrative that the press has been too easy on Trump.   Perhaps Castro should appreciate how many times his pals in the press interview him despite his very low rating among the Democrat voters instead of trying to pump up Trump’s already ridiculously negative press coverage.

What makes all these complaints so nutty is that none of them can cite examples of where the press has gone negative on them.  Instead, they seem to want the folks in the Fourth Estate to be even more praising of them and more negative on Trump – something that approaches the level of impossibility.

Democrats critical of their press coverage are getting blowback from other Democrats who fear that such talk will legitimize Trump’s attacks on the biased media.

It is no coincidence that all those complaining are either struggling to get out of single digits or are seeing their polling numbers dropping.  We have not heard Elizabeth Warren complaining about her press coverage.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Frank S.

    Our democracy is in serious trouble. Not only do we have an incredibly biased press (Obama could do little wrong, while Trump can’t do anything right), we have an ignorant and uninformed citizenry, partly due to the MSM failing miserably, partly due to voters not exercising critical thought. I’m not a big fan of Trump the man, but I like his policies. Contrasted with the Democrat clowns running for president, it’s a “no contest” for me.

    • Tim

      parents, that do not love their children, sent them to the gov’t. to be brainwashed.

    • Keith Ricklefs

      Frank I am not trying to argue but think that the media and Democrats twist things alot to make President Trump look bad. President Trump is doing best he can without hardly any help from Congress. Remember that Congress is almost all Democrats unfortanetly. Read about the things Trump is doing besides all the bashing going on.
      The Squad – the three women should be blamed some to start with for they made really bad statements to do with America and Israel. They hold offices in our country and need to respect the ideas of America. It is not racist of Donald Trump at all. Also the Baltimore situation is true that it is deplorable rats and filth all over. People in Baltimore have let President Trump know they are glad he brought it up. Also the Democrats make this into a racist thing. It is more of the person not doing his job and getting money to help this city and what is it being used for is another question.

    • John Lemanski

      you must admit fox news and all other conservative news outlets did their best to down anything Obama and demacrats did. sound familiar to what’s happening to trump on the other media outlets. pretty much payback for all of their 24/7 negative news coverage of Obama.

  2. nexus

    Yeah, the press, and especially the electronic media deserve every brickbat that flies at them, plus more.

  3. Glenn

    yeah the only way I can believe the press now is whatever they say, its the opposite of what they say. The worst is CNN

  4. Keith Ricklefs

    I feel strongly that I see the truth of the situation and will state it here to warn people. Not the press but Democrats, including Obama(especially), Hillary and Congress for these are the ones slandering and condemning our President more than anything else.
    You know what I think and am pretty sure it is true. This is all politically based to get us to see the Democrats side and to vote for Democrat for President. I honestly think and it should be so if our President Trump was guilty and should be impeached should not this have happened already. Also the Mueller Report should have been more transparent about things. If the accusations are true which I don’t think they are. Look at it this way if you hated someone and thought they were guilty would you not bring evidence and witnesses and interviews to show the public his wrong doing. Mueller had 3 years and look what he had to show for it. It was a disgrace and wasted time for him to come for interviewed with nothing to show. That right there shows you something is not quite right.
    Also right now Obama who can’t keep his noise out of the campaign its giving Democrats candidates advice. To me that shows that he is so far bent to want Donald Trump beat in next election. I don’t even know if this is legal or not to have a previous president help candidates.
    I will conclude also that perfect Obama was caught on camera and the picture does look like him carrying a book titled “The World after America” written by a Muslem. They had a close up of the book too. In other words Obama was trying to make our country into a country we were not meant to be. Obama is the one that is dangerous to Trump and our country. Alot of times he slanders and condemns our President on Facebook and actually tells people not to vote for Trump. He is awful. I will never vote Democrat again.

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