Officials from Joe Biden’s presidential campaign broke precedent this week and called on news executives and media channels to quit booking Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney who is offering up dirt on the former Vice President.
Few observers have missed the irony in that Biden, not Trump, is the one to make such a “fascist” move. The left declared the President long before he was elected, a Nazi or at best a fascist.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has denounced “Trump’s fascist presidency. She carried that further by declaring immigrant detention facilities as “concentration camps” – a mental image that could only connect President Trump with Hitler’s oppression and murder of Jews.
Rich Lowry of National Review reacted to Ocasio-Cortez writing, “To suggest that there is anything immoral about [Trump’s border policies], let alone to associate it with some of the worst acts of repression in modern history or even with Nazi death camps is such a profound and grievous error that it would be shocking coming from anyone besides AOC.”
Near the end of the Mueller investigation, Daily Beast pulled out all the stops by declaring in a headline: Trump’s War on the Press Follows the Mussolini and Hitler Playbook.
In the article, Clive Irving offered a history lesson of Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels. After a lengthy and mostly accurate account of Goebbels’ war on the press in Germany, Irving swerved from fact to baseless speculation when he added “Of course Trump has little if any grasp of European history and probably only the vaguest idea of who Goebbels was.”
It’s true that Donald Trump understood during his campaign and after what conservatives have known for years – the press is tilted to the left and Democrats use that to further their narrative.
Daily Beast and progressive outlets are livid that the President changed the understood rules of the game. He takes his message straight to the people almost daily, all the while bypassing the mainstream media powers that be.
In truth, President Trump is not the first to acknowledge that the media is untrustworthy. Poll after poll has shown a decline in trust of the mainstream media by the American people over the last decade and a half. President Trump is just the first one to vocalize it.
Telling the truth about the press, a truth millions of Americans already knew, is not fascist, but just plain smart. Daily Beast thinks Trump is the champion of a fascist state because “journalism is our last dependable line of defense” against lies and Trump makes the press look foolish. Those in the press can’t accept Trump’s supposed fascism isn’t their problem, it’s that they are for the most part not journalists at all.
To see a truly fascist move, consider the opening paragraph in the letter to the media from the Biden campaign:
By giving [Rudy Giuliani] airtime, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation.
We wrote to demand … you no longer book Rudy Giuliani, a surrogate of Donald Trump who has demonstrated that he will knowingly and willingly lie in order to advance his own narrative.
Among those who received the letter are CBS News President Susan Zirinsky, NBC President Noah Oppenheim, NBC’s Chuck Todd, Fox News’ Chris Wallace, CNN President Jeff Zucker, and CNN’s Jake Tapper.
When asked by Daily Beast what Trump though of Biden’s appeal to the press he said, “[the letter] sounds like the usual left wing censorship.”
Giuliani defended his message to the press saying, “Everything I say is supported by such as today … they are the ones who have covered up pay for play for at least 5 years.”
Earlier this week Giuliani appeared on ABC’s “This Week” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” when he accused Biden and his son of involvement in corruption in Ukraine. He told “This Week”, “I am defending my client the best way I know how. This is not about getting Joe Biden in trouble, this is about proving if these charges that Donald Trump was framed by the Democrats.”
With the Inspector General’s report on the origins of the whole Trump/Russia hoax due out any day now, it’s no wonder no one on the left wants Rudy Giuliani appearing on any news show.
Whether Biden is guilty or not is important to know. No one wants to elect a president that would use his powers to line the pockets of his own family. While the mainstream media (except Fox News) appears to be caving to Biden campaign’s demands, they continue to call President Trump a fascist. Apparently the irony is lost on them too.