by Uncola, The Burning Platform:
“When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.”
Jonathan Swift, Irish clergyman and satirist (1667-1745)
It happened on Friday the 13th, in January of 2017. This was when civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, labeled Donald J. Trump as an illegitimate president. Resurrecting the spirit of the Montgomery Bus Boycott from over 60 years ago, Lewis announced his plans to boycott Trump’s inauguration. In so doing, Lewis used his status as a civil rights leader, and as a U.S. congressman, to denounce the incoming president of the United States; challenge his right to lead; and impugn the will of approximately fifty percent of the American electorate.
Instead of swallowing the bait, however, and responding in kind to the seemingly racist attack by Lewis, President Elect, Donald Trump, used his Twitter account to legitimately question the shameful status of the congressman’s district in Georgia:
Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!
To which the New York Times, and other mainstream media outlets, immediately skewered Trump and reported on his:
…unseemliness of attacking a civil rights leader on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Evidently, the Congressman from Georgia is above reproach because, according to the New York Times:
John Lewis was one of the original Freedom Riders, beaten by police officers while marching from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama.
See how that works?
A black congressman disparages an incoming white president. President Elect Trump responds, and then the mainstream media universally condemns his disparagement of not only American civil rights leaders and legends, but their national holiday as well.
Of course, this is typical of race baiters and corporate media shills who serve the Deep State in fanning the flames of racial discord in America while, simultaneously, leading the nation towards a potentially nuclear confrontation with Russia. But, as serious as all of this may be, what I find especially fascinating is Trump’s uncanny ability to hit back at his detractors where they are vulnerable.
Congressman John Lewis said Trump is not a “legitimate president”. In response, Trump once again used Twitter to bypass the national media and tell another one of his detractors to “stick it where the sun don’t shine”.
Even more ironic is how “Lewis vs. Trump” occurred at the same time Trump was enlisting the help of the comedian, Steve Harvey, to: “team up and see if we can bring about some positive change in the inner cities”.
Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media failed to see the paradox.
Just as during the presidential election of last year, the old guard Fourth Estate continues to daily abandon any pretense of political impartiality. In doing this, they look more and more illegitimate themselves, as Trump run circles around them.
How can the media refute what is true? They can’t, but in their best efforts, they spin like unbalanced washing machines on uneven floors.
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