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Sunday, July 22, 2018

How the press disgraces the centennial of Armistice Day

The nervous breakdown by the press following America's election of President Donald John Trump continues as reporters belittle the parade in Washington commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I as "Trump's Parade."

I suppose the Bicentennial was just Ford's Parade.

And the ticker tape parade following the landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon was Nixon's Parade.

ABC News reported: "President Trump’s military parade to cost at least $12 million."

The Times-Picayune reported: "Trump's military parade expected to have over 7,000 troops."

The Hill reported: "Thousands of service members to participate in Trump's military parade."

He's Mussolini, don't you know?

And he is a hypocrite.

CNN reported: "Trump's military parade expected to cost nearly as much as 'tremendously expensive' canceled war games."

You see? He's a big egotistical hypocrite.

Never mind that we are celebrating the end of a gruesome war that killed 37 million people worldwide.

No, no, no, the deranged American press must ridicule President Trump all the time, no matter what happens.

Jarrett Stepman, editor of the Daily Signal, did something none of the reporters in Washington seem to do. He researched. Military parades are almost as old as the republic herself.

President John Adams held the first in 1798 in Philadelphia, then the capital, to commemorate Independence Day. President Jefferson held them in Washington in 1803 and 1804.

"The largest military parade in American history was in 1865 at the close of the Civil War. To celebrate a Union victory over the Confederacy, President Andrew Johnson and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant presided over the Grand Review of the Armies in Washington, D.C., that included over 200,000 soldiers," Stepman wrote.

Fox News, which generally is immune to this apparently incurable disease, reported, "In 2014, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for a welcome home ticker-tape parade for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, calling it a 'longstanding American tradition.'"

Framing this commemoration as Trump's Parade is another reason people hate the press with a passion that once was reserved for hating Hitler.

Maybe the press should stop trying to stop President Trump and his supporters, and go back to its real job of reporting the news straight-forward and balanced.

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17 comments:

  1. The press has found that manufacturing their own news is much easier than nosing out real news. Saves on shoe leather and leaves more time for cocktails.

    Bucky

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  2. The press has st least one parade every day- of fake news.

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  3. 37 million? Meh. Drop in the bucket. Trump has killed more people with his border policies. That’s my psychotic story and I’m sticking with it.

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  4. Very Stable Genius President Donald John Trump is a Godsend to a dead industry.

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  5. Did you ever think that they were doing all of this as a form of reverse hype? The more they criticize the parade, the more likely people are going to want to watch it on TV and read about it in newspapers. In a way the press is doing what so many celebrities, including Trump, do. Getting attention even if it is bad, because even bad press is good press. The unique problem for the big media that celebrities don't have is that they lose credibility at the same time.

    I'd be willing to bet that there are guys in board rooms calculating how ad revenue will decline less rapidly and they can stretch out the envelope a little to stay afloat nust a little longer, or make a sale to some billionaire or bunch of rubes more likely.

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  6. Now Democrats will come out in their usual apoplectic rage against our men and women in the armed forces, just like they came out against tax cuts and in favor of MS-13 gang members.

    It's amazing how they keep stepping right into Trump's traps.

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  7. It used to be that pressmen were simple folks, guys like you and me who went to work for a paper. Now they are college educated make that indoctrinated communist shills.

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  8. Off-Topic: World War I ended 100 years ago. Does that make anyone else feel old?

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  9. Yes it does.
    While at 73 and in good health, I remember as a young man my grandfather and actual real hero of WWI who had rescued a man from no man's land and received the equivalent of a silver star for his actions; a man who was the sergeant under future US Sen. Tydings and to my knowledge never took advantage of his life long relationship with his former officer and senator.
    I do feel so old in this new reality of cultural America.

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    1. Men of honor, dignity and modesty. I am sure Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut took advantage of your grandfathers relationships!!

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    2. You know, just before this topic winds down, I just want to say a word about conscientious objectors. The old kind.

      I knew one of WW1 vintage. He couldn’t shoot anyone, so instead of going to Canada or some such, he volunteered for stretcher-bearer duty.

      Whereas regular troops only had to cross a killing zone once, he had to crawl out under enemy fire time and time again to bring his guys back to the docs.

      There was a time when folks of all stripes and colors and beliefs had one thing in common.

      They all had an Uncle called Sam.

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  10. Actually, I think people hated Tojo and Hirohito more, but who's counting?

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  11. A German Kaiser, then a German Fuehrer, now a German no-borders Lumpen-Hausfrau.

    Those 19th Century Germans must’ve broken a s***load of mirrors.

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