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Wednesday, February 08, 2017


By Domenick J. Maglio, PhD. Traditional Realist

The election result is that Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. The media has not accepted this fact. Instead of focusing on the administration’s actions the media is creating dubious “feeling” narratives to undermine President Trump’s legitimacy. It appears democrat and republican elites, anarchists, Hollywood and the media feel the wrong side won and they are going to change it.

The “establishment” professional politicians, celebrities, anarchists (indoctrinated university loafers) are understandably shocked at losing their status and power. The 4th estate (the news media) is another story. Their sacred duty is to keep all elected government officials on the straight and narrow. The media is not supposed to dictate or undermine the political party that won the election by creating false narratives and facts. The media in the United States had been a powerful institution to report both sides of the news in a truthful manner. They are ethically not supposed to be advocates of any political party, as it would corrupt the free exchange of ideas and factual information. Citizens would be indoctrinated by groupthink and would lead to a totalitarian state.

The in-lockstep media portrayed Trump as not winning the election. They directed their energies to de-legitimizing President Trump’s election results. First there was their emphasis on Jill stein’s recount of four state ballots, which never had any real possibility to succeed. They hopefully pushed it anyway. Next there was the incessant insistence that the Electoral College should be replaced by the popular vote of citizens.

Another attempt to taint the election results was the constant call for President Trump’s tax records. One year of his tax returns was anonymously leaked to the press that showed his financial business loss would allow him not to pay taxes for a numerous years.  This media obsession with releasing records did not occur at all with President Obama’s eight year presidency even though his personal history including his education records were never released.

The media initiated the story of the smaller crowds at Trump’s inauguration compared to Obama’s. Then they had the audacity to say that President Trump was egotistically questioning it. The Reuters’ picture showed of Trump’s crowd being much smaller than a corresponding Obama photo. The problem was the time stated was approximately 11:04am for Trump’s photo and 11:30am for Obama’s. This was another attempt to minimize Trump’s victory through devious means. After President Trump invited the media to enter the White House, a reporter stated that the bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. had been removed. This was another false statement. Zeke Miller of Time Magazine apologized to the press corps but not to the president for his incorrect assertion.

The Washington Times, reported that the Mexican transcript of a phone call between the two presidents, Trump and Nieto released by the associated Press was false, according to the Mexican government. There was no discussion by Trump of using the US troops in Mexico.

The firing of acting judicial department head, Ms. Sally Yates (who is a progressive political activist from the Obama administration) was fired for not executing Trump’s executive order. This was compared to President Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre although President Trump’s firing for insubordination was absolutely just as she did not carry out his orders. Again the media attempted to attach a hysterical interpretation to the president simply exercising his power.

The “spontaneous anti Trump airport demonstrations” after his order to detain 109 out of 325,000 air travelers was made to appear as a national uprising against his immigration policy. As it turned out the Arab league, George Soros’ Tides Foundation and others planned the demonstration for months only waiting for the right moment to unleash it. The University of CA at Berkley and New York University experienced violent, destructive riots. They were not spontaneous but organized by the same anarchist group that participated in Occupy Wall Street. There was no call by the media for the Democrat party to repudiate these actions like they would have done with Republicans.

The immigration issue has been framed by the media as a religious discrimination against Muslim people who wanted to come to America. This narrative attempted to make President Trump to look like a religious, racist bigot. The seven countries that were identified by President Obama as being unstable or sponsors of terror were the same ones that Trump used in his executive order. The Trump administration reasoned that these hot beds of terrorism could not certify any person’s background.

All nations have a right to choose who they want to be citizens. Out of 8 billion people on earth allowing everyone who wanted to enter to come would overwhelm the United States’ 350 million population. The open border argument is idiotic and should be rejected by rational people. The media reported falsely that the Homeland Security administration did not know about this executive order. General John Kelly stated unequivocally that he knew about it 18 months and reviewed at least two drafts before it was announced. Again, another made up story.

The media is doubling down on sabotaging President Trump’s administration. This is not supposed to be their role since they are supposed to be non-partisan. President Trump’s administration will make mistakes, as did every other administration. They should be held accountable by the media for the sake of our nation.

The media’s sinking credibility by the public is frightening for the future of America.  The media elites are currently ranked below any other institution including congress. We need a credible, honest and impartial press or we could move too far to the right on the political spectrum. Adults in the media establishment have to come to the forefront to re-establish a disciplined and responsible group of professionals to communicate the truth to the American people or their value as a check and balance on the governing administration will not function but instead be ignored.

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at


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