The God-King says there may be terrorist attacks that the media aren’t reporting. How very convenient…. (More)
“It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported”
Apparently the mythical Bowling Green Massacre wasn’t the “honest mistake” that Kellyanne Conway claimed. It was one of who-knows-how-many terrorist attacks that somehow only the God-King and his crew know about:
Speaking to the U.S. Central Command on Monday, President Trump went off his prepared remarks to make a truly stunning claim: The media was intentionally covering up reports of terrorist attacks.
“You’ve seen what happened in Paris, and Nice. All over Europe, it’s happening,” he said to the assembled military leaders. “It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer sought to clarify Trump’s remarks, telling reporters traveling on Air Force One that the president believes some terrorist attacks have been “underreported.”
“He felt members of the media don’t always cover some of those events to the extent that other events might get covered,” Spicer said. “Protests will get blown out of the water, and yet an attack or a foiled attack doesn’t necessarily get the same coverage.”
I’d count the weasel words but I don’t feel like getting out my calculator. The point is, both the God-King’s and Spicer’s statements are carefully vague. They don’t offer a single example of a terrorist attack that was “underreported” or “not even being reported” by the “dishonest press.”
Because they can’t. The moment they do, they’ll either wade back into Conway’s Bowling Green Minefield of Ridicule … or be exposed as liars when reporters and pundits cite dozens of articles about the “underreported” event.
That’s what happens when the Oval Office gets ‘news’ from conspiracy mongers:
The comments would seem to be a response to the hubbub over Kellyanne Conway having repeatedly cited a non-existent terror attack in Bowling Green, Ky., in recent days. But Trump doesn’t appear to have totally invented this theory on the fly.
Instead, the kernel of the idea appears to have come from – or at least been propagated by – one of his favorite news sources: the conspiracy theory website InfoWars.
And the idea that Trump got this from InfoWars is hardly far-fetched. Many of Trump’s conspiracy theories originate or at least involve InfoWars. And Trump has made no apologies for tying himself to the website and its founder, Alex Jones. In December 2015 – in the thick of his GOP primary campaign – Trump actually appeared on Jones’s show.
“Your reputation’s amazing,” Trump told Jones on his show. “I will not let you down. You will be very, very impressed, I hope, and we’ll be speaking a lot. … A year into office, you’ll be saying, ‘Wow, I remember that interview. He said he was going to do it, and he did a great job.’”
And as our mail room clerk explained last month, hyping mythical threats is very convenient:
Thus, we begrudgingly congratulate you on a brilliant con: hyping non-existent threats (“Imminent Storm Threatens Village!”) which you can then claim to have vanquished (“Village Spared From Deadly Storm!”) … even if your administration’s policies have no positive impact whatever.
You can bet that, if the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the order blocking the God-King’s Muslim ban, he’ll declare that we’re safe in our beds again. Until, of course, he needs terror to rationalize an executive order authorizing cops to shoot protesters, or to justify a war with Iran or China or Mexico.
Fact is, the God-King keep running the Shipping News con until his base stop believing it, and there’s no sign that’s likely to happen anytime soon.
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Good day and good nuts