Every day, on conservative talk shows and television programs across America, you will hear expressions of contempt for the media. The main stream (or “Lame Stream”) media, are frequent targets of Republican and conservative ire because of frequent conflicts of interest in how they cover or report political stories.
Indeed it does seem that there has been a perpetual assault on president Trump (and pretty much all Republicans for the last few decades). But all’s well that end’s well, right? In the end, I believe the media has done a great service for the Republican party. Perhaps it has been unintended. In fact I think it has been done without the media even understanding of the consequences of their actions. The persistent ideology and pedagogy of the MSM is of course liberal, and their full weight and support is thrown, in virtually all cases, to the Democratic opponent at the expense of the conservative or Republican candidate. But with all actions there are consequences, some intended and some unintended.
We all know that the entire country has been subjected to a virtual government shutdown for the last 3 years, during which the Democratically controlled House of Representatives has spent hundreds of millions of dollars, destroyed acres of forests for subpoenas, and wasted countless hours investigating (some would even say spying on) President Trump. During those 3 years, little attention has been given to the business of the people, and even less to seemingly rampant ethical problems among the liberal Democratic elite in Washington.
So why would a Republican thank the MSM?
Because they are doing their job. Because on at least ONE side of the political spectrum, the MSM is like a dog with a bone, never letting go, seeking out corruption, looking for irregularities, digging up dirt, and looking in every dark corner to root out corruption. And for this reason we have today the most honest, ethical, and transparent Republican party in history. No dirty or compromised conservative politician would survive the onslaught. With a very few exceptions, none but the “squeaky clean” survive the accusations.
In fact, even the “squeaky clean” like the Second Lady Karen Pence are often subjected to harassment and malicious attacks. For what crime? The crime of teaching at a Christian school! But this in turn gives them the opportunity to remain humble, to ask for prayer, and to seek out assistance from the Almighty in times of personal trouble.
Compare and contrast this to today’s Democratic party. The “party of favor” among the MSM is of course not obliged to answer for their indiscretions, or crimes. They are allowed carte blanche in all regards, and even if their sins come to light, the MSM is happy to cover for them, or point the finger at a conservative if need be, to distract the voting public from seeing said sins.
The same media which has for 3 years viciously attacked the president for “high crimes and misdemeanors” (which never materialized under investigation or impeachment testimony) has blatantly ignored a long list of vastly worse crimes, because they were committed by their party of favor.
The indiscretions of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Al Franken, Bob Menendez, Hunter Biden, and Maxine Waters have been buried. Obama and the IRS targeting conservatives… or the Fast and Furious operation… forgotten. Hillary and Benghazi, the emails, smashed phones, Whitewater, file-gate, Uranium One… not newsworthy. Countless examples of Democratic collusion or nepotism… hidden in a token paragraph somewhere back near the Obituaries pages.
But thank goodness, let any Republican stray from a strict Biblical Code of Ethics and he or she will be subjected to intense, lasting media attention. Thanks goodness for the MSM.
Thank you, media, for giving us what may well be the best, strongest, most capable and trustworthy Republican party in history.
Now just one request. Go do your job on the other side of the aisle!