How most get to know what they think they know

The media continues to ignore Trump’s presidential leadership by Michael Goodwin – “For people outside Washington, the task of separating the wheat from the chaff is made more difficult by extreme media bias.” but then, consider this: “Of course, the fever pitch is alive on both sides of the street, with many Trump supporters still believing, as one said recently, that “he can do no wrong.” The ‘both sides equalizing’ is a key indicator of bias so Goodwin himself falls for the problem he calls out.

“None of this is to suggest there is nothing unique about Donald Trump’s presidency. On the contrary, almost everything about it is unique.

That’s precisely why it is so difficult to be certain about the meaning of so many events. He continues to take the ship of state into uncharted waters and that alone explains much of the hair-on-fire reaction.

For example, Trump three times put on a public master class in presidential leadership.

In all three cases, Trump showed himself knowledgeable and flexible as he tried to find common ground on vexing subjects.

All things considered, then, here is my current guide to those who want to see Trump succeed but are perplexed by events: Keep your eye on the big picture and begin each day with optimism because betting against him has been a loser.

While no president in modern history has faced such media assaults and entrenched opposition, including from some in the FBI, Trump has work horse stamina and warrior determination to succeed.

His policies are mostly the right ones and his tax changes and regulatory reforms will spur growth and create opportunities for millions of Americans.

You can get a bad case of whiplash trying to keep up with Goodwin’s arguments so take care. If you keep in mind that what you see is troubled mind struggling to find reality, you’ll have a good start at understanding the article.

Obama Pressures Facebook to Censor News; Zuckerberg Complies and Crushes Trump on Facebook by Karin McQuillan – “The progressives at Facebook have gone nuclear.”

“Cutting through the Orwellian talk of connecting us together and ‘feedback from our community,’ this is an entirely political story. After Donald Trump’s election, Zuckerberg came under tremendous pressure to use Facebook for the Democrats’ Resistance. All the bludgeons were brought out – Russian bots, fake news, that Facebook handed an unearned victory to Trump. And the greatest of all, the threat of government regulation.

At first Zuckerberg resisted the Resistance, but then he caved suddenly, following a personal intervention by Obama.

The most interesting aspect of the progressives’ victory has received almost no press.

Until Obama’s intervention, Facebook corporate policy was rock solid. Zuckerberg’s entire business model was that Facebook is a platform, not a content provider. The company has always claimed they have no responsibility for content.

In the past, Facebook often bowed to PC pressure from the feminist, gay and Islamic communities.

That was before the Obama White House had to cover its tracks of spying on the Trump campaign and newly elected President Trump.

Zuckerberg was soon disabused of the notion that he could data check whether fake news threw the election. Nice little company you have there.

Censorship at Facebook is no longer a bug. It is a feature. President Trump’s clicks are down 45%.

The next coordinated, concocted attack on ride sharing has begun by Jazz Shaw – “As usual, you never have to look very far to find somebody in the media, the government or both, attacking ride-sharing and the gig economy in general.”

“The two biggest targets of their ire are Uber and Lyft, of course, since they’ve done the most damage to the old-school business model of cab companies, their unions and the politicians to whom they donate quite heavily. But we’ve been learning more lately about precisely where these attacks are actually coming from and how they seem to show up in such a miraculously organized and orchestrated fashion.

The kids are pawns, Democrats use Parkland students to get out the vote by Karen Townsend – “Isn’t it about time for their 15 minutes of fame to end and send them back to class? Their engagement can be appreciated to some extent but I sure don’t want public policy to be written by underage kids emoting for the cameras.”

Washington Post joins smear campaign against Bill Otis by Paul Mirengoff – “The fact that the hit pieces appeared almost simultaneously with the announcement of Bill’s nomination shows that the left knew the nomination was coming.”

“It also strongly suggests concerted action. I find it unlikely that the reporters who are smearing Bill waded through his posts and decided to distort them in just the same ways. I believe someone is feeding reporters the dishonest anti-Otis line.

When the Post was called on its lie, it changed the headline once again.

The smear campaign against Bill Otis has important implications that extend way beyond this particular nominee.

Mirengoff also reports NYT reports Sweden crime problem it criticized Trump for discussing – “The New York Times, in an article called “From an Anchor’s Lips to Trump’s Ears to Sweden’s Disbelief,” ridiculed Trump for getting his information from television (a report on Tucker Carlson’s program) and suggested that Trump was misinformed.” … “Note that the trend the Times describes began in 2014. Trump discussed the problem of immigrant violence in 2017. He wasn’t premature, the Times is late.”

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