Kathy Griffin and the real extremism
Southwest News Group June 8, 2017
By Ray Hanania
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve had it with the extremist critics of President Donald Trump.
The criticism is so extreme, unfair and hypocritical I think it is damaging this nation.
Trump was elected president in a fair election. He may not represent a majority of Americans” but even that fact is twisted, distorted and exaggerated. Trump received 46.1 percent (62,979,879) and Hillary Clinton received 48.2 percent (65,844,954) of total votes cast.
Missed in all this is the fact that although Clinton received more votes than Trump, she did not receive the majority of American votes. Our presidential election system is based on who gets the most electoral college votes.
No one got a majority of the votes. The Clinton “jihadists” want you to ignore the dozens of other Americans who also ran because they don’t really support Democracy. This minor distortion of facts is symptomatic of the bigger sickness American’s face.
From Day One, no matter what Trump does, the news media and the Jihadist anti-Trump haters have spun, twisted and distorted facts to make him look worse. Worse, they are often more guilty of hypocrisy and immoral conduct.
Listen, I don’t agree with everything Trump wants to do. But when has this been about agreeing with a politician 100 percent? The best anyone can hope for is 70 percent. Whomever comes closest to representing your views is the “best” candidate for you.
The so-called investigation into the whether or not Russian interfered in the election has been politically bastardized into assertions that Trump “conspired” with the Russians to thwart our Democratic election.
That is ridiculous. But the Clinton Jihadists insist that the proof is that Trump is sympathetic to the Russians and has done business with the Russians, ignoring all of the past facts of Clinton’s relations with the Russians, too.
The Clinton Jihadists include the national mainstream news media, the biggest contributors to hypocrisy, double standards and an absence of morality. This biased national news media closes its eyes to the ethical lapses of their “friends” while exaggerating the ethical lapses of their “enemies.”
The incident that broke the camel’s back for me was the outrageous, self-serving publicity stunt by that disgusting “comedian” Kathy Griffin.
Griffin has been dishing out hate against Trump and anyone who disagrees with her political and social views. And she crossed the line last week when she held up a fake bloodied head of President Trump, mocking the crimes of the ISIS terrorists who have been beheading innocent victims and civilians to spread fear in the West.
These are images, by the way, that have been promoted and exploited by the mainstream news media, which thrives economically on suffering, tragedy and calamity. Did you see their enthusiasm in covering the terrorist attack against civilians on the London Bridge this week? They were like vampires wallowing in the bloodied misfortune of others.
So why should I believe the national mainstream news media’s lies when it comes to President Trump?
Sure, Trump makes mistakes. But don’t they all? But when the anti-Trump Jihadists make mistakes, they always find a way to blame everyone else, but themselves.
Griffin issued an apology, but tearfully asserted at a press conference with her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, that she was the victim of “bullying” by President Trump and “his family.”
Are you kidding me? Griffin has been bullying Trump as much as many of the media’s worst offenders like Bill Maher and Reza Aslan, who called the President of the United States on his CNN TV show, a “piece of s—.”
The righteous indignation is piling up but we don’t have to be afraid to callout the holier-than-thou phonies, media hypocrites, and the real bullies.
I may sometimes disagree with Trump, but his critics are the ones that consistently make me sick.
(Ray Hanania is an award winning columnist and author. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
He is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club Lisagor Awards, the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Award for journalism, and was named Best Ethnic American Columnist by the New America Media in 2007.
His personal web page is The Daily Hookah at www.TheDailyHookah.com (and www.RayHanania.com).
Hanania writes a weekly syndicated column for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia and is the managing editor of the American Arab online news website, www.TheArabDailyNews.com.
His mainstream columns are published in Chicago's Southwest Side and Suburbs in The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, the Southwest News-Herald and the Des Plaines Valley News.
Hanania is the managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com.
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