What follows is an exercise in honesty and integrity. I simply put a fictional staffer for President Trump in the place of the actual staffer for Bernie Sanders who was recently caught on tape by Project Veritas saying that Trump’s supporters should be sent to “re-education” camps, the gulags weren’t all that bad, and Milwaukee will burn if Sen. Sanders doesn’t get the Democratic nomination this coming July. Much of the staffers dialogue is unchanged, verbatim. All of it is of a piece with what he actually said. (See previous/yesterday’s post on this site).
The mainstream media has not aired, and apparently will not air, this shocking video…or any of the subsequent ones released by Project Veritas. No one—and I mean no one—can deny that, if a Trump campaign staffer had been caught saying these very same things, the mainstream media would have the video(s) playing on a “continuous loop” basis 24/7 through the election on November 3rd.
Project Veritas reporter to Trump campaign staffer: “Do you think that some of these socialist and far left Democrats could even be re-educated?” (if Trump is re-elected).
Trump staffer: “We gotta try. In Nazi Germany, after the fall of the Nazi party, there was a shit-ton of the populace that was f**king Nazified. Germany had to spend billions of dollars re-educating their f**king people to not be Nazis. Like, we’re probably going to have to do the same f**king thing here, with Socialists and Democratic Socialists rather than National Socialists. That’s kind of what all Trump’s whole f**king like, ‘there’s never gonna be a Socialist president’ is about, because we’re going to have to teach you to not be a f**king Socialist/Marxist/Communist. There’s a reason Joseph Stalin had gulags, right? And actually, gulags were a lot better than what the CIA has told us that they were. Like, people were actually paid a living wage in gulags, they had conjugal visits in gulags, gulags were actually meant for like re-education. [The] greatest way to break a f**king Hollywood puke or coastal elitist of their, like, privilege and their idea that they’re superior and know best for everybody is to have them go out and break rocks for 12 hours a day. You’re now essentially a ‘deplorable’ and you’re going to f**king learn what that means, right?”
Project Veritas reporter: “So, if Trump somehow isn’t reelected, will his people be…I mean, will there be ‘consequences?’”
Trump staffer: “If there’s anything but perfect unanimity at the Republican National Convention in August, Charlotte will f**king burn. If Trump doesn’t get reelected, Washington will be set afire and then other cities will just f**king explode, as well. If the police, firemen, FBI or Homeland Security push back at all, the whole damn country might go up in flames. We would make the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 look like a f**king girl scout’s f**king cookout. Anyone who tries to stop us will be f**king beaten.”
If any member of a mainstream media outlet should happen to read this, I call on their supposed journalistic “code of ethics” in challenging them to post these videos or at least report on them. If he/she/they have a shred of human decency, integrity, sense of fair play, or modicum of shame, they will do so.
I, however, will not be holding my breath.