Monday, October 23, 2017

All The President's...Women?

    Trump hates women.

                That is the theme that pervades nearly all mainstream media portrayals of the president. It is omnipresent on social media platforms, late-night talk shows and, hilariously, in Hollywood, as well. Mainstream media outlets, as evidenced by CNN, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, also love to portray themselves as unbiased, noble guardians of Truth and Justice, if not the American Way. They scoff at President Trump’s fake news claims and constantly label him a liar. Now, Trump may not be Honest Abe, but he’s certainly not the legendary liars that Hillary (“I was pinned down by sniper fire…”) Clinton and Barack (“If you like your doctor…”) Obama were. And he certainly isn’t in the same league with Hillary’s husband, The Great Prevaricator.
                Claims that Trump is misogynistic are particularly strange given that women are in charge of many of the most visible posts in his White House, and now run virtually all White House communications. But, leftists never let the facts get in the way of a good story. Worse still, they actually wish things actually were the way they portray them to be, so they wouldn’t have to resort to lying to justify their opinions and make themselves feel superior.
                The facts: Kellyanne Conway is the first female ever to manage the campaign of a successful U.S. presidential candidate, and now serves as Counselor to the President. If she were working for a Democratic president, she’d be lionized by the Fourth Estate and put on the cover of Mother Jones under the heading: “Rock Star.” Instead, she’s largely reviled by the press.
                Elaine Duke is the Trump administration’s Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Nikki Haley is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The White House Press Secretary is Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Elaine Chao is the president’s Secretary of Transportation. Hope Hicks is White House Communications Director. Kirstjen Nielson is Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Chief-of-Staff. Betsy DeVos is the Secretary of Education. Linda McMahon is the Director of the Small Business Administration. Heather Nauert is State Department Spokesperson. Lindsay Walters is White House Deputy Press Spokeswoman. Seema Verma is Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Carla Provost is the Acting Chief of the United States Border Patrol. Brenda Fitzgerald is the head of the Center for Disease Control. Dana White is Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. And, she’s black, as in African-American.
                Need I go on? Because I could, for some while yet.
                Has any prior administration had so many women in positions of authority? Yet the mainstream media will never change its preconceived narrative just because it’s demonstrably wrong. At least not when it’s got the bit (of power) in its collective mouth, and it thinks it can bring down a president it detests, democratically-elected or not, the people be damned.

                Fake news? You bet. And fake news organizations. 

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