We’ve gotten to the point where the fake news media has so little to talk about that they will literally turn nothing into something to attack Trump.
Last week, the Huffington Post ran a story titled: “The Hunt For ‘Every Trump Reporter’s White Whale’: The Elevator Tape.” But what exactly brought this supposed tape to light? A Daily Beast story mentioning the possibility of a tape.
“As the Access Hollywood fallout spread, the TMZ tip line received an email from a lawyer in Los Angeles claiming to have another bombshell tape of Trump in an elevator in Trump Tower, seven sources familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast. (The Daily Beast has uncovered no proof that the tape exists after interviews with more than a dozen former and current TMZ staffers and others with knowledge of the situation.)”
And so, despite the fact that The Daily Beast also admits to not having any proof to support the claim of the existence of this tape, the Huffington Post ran with it.
But even the HuffPost has to admit that this is so far nothing but a rumor: “The rumors vary from journalist to journalist, but the common understanding is that somewhere out there, a tape might exist of Trump doing something in an elevator, though exactly where that somewhere is and what that something might be, no one in media can say. That’s because no one in media seems to have seen the tape – or is even confident it exists.”
So if no one knows what the tape shows, where that tape may be, or even if said tape even exists, what’s the point of writing about it as though it will be something damning to the President? Why even mention it at all, let alone focus an entire article around it? At least the fake Russia story, despite showing as little evidence of being the case as the tape does in existing, had a motive for being pushed. They wanted to stain the validity of the electoral process and rile up emotional losers to believe they were cheated out of a President Hillary Clinton.
But this story is mostly, for lack of a better word, stupid. It has no meaning, no evidence, and wastes people’s time… well, not everyone. For me, it gives me the opportunity to show you guys how low today’s standards for journalism are.
It used to be that, in order to run with a story, you needed proof. Whether you were right in the end or not, that’s a different story. But in order to even begin to speculate, you need some semblance of evidence to support your claim. Here, there is not even a claim to be made. They just talk about it as though it’s the Holy Grail or Bigfoot. But even Bigfoot has some “evidence” for his existence, as fake as those pictures may be. But for this? There’s nothing.
When I first saw this story on Twitter, I honestly tweeted at the Huffington Post asking when The Onion, a satire news site, changed their handle. This story is precisely what writers at The Onion would write, but even those writers are fully aware to not take something like this seriously.
But this really shows the mindset of today’s fake news media. They associate any tape of Trump with damning evidence of… something. Like with the Hollywood Access tape, they expect this “Elevator Tape” to have something horrendous on Trump. They expect him to either be saying something vulgar about a minority, about women, about anyone; they expect him to be talking with Vladdy boy about how they will cheat in the 2018 midterm elections; they expect him to be doing something egregious and so, they go to the ends of the Earth to find it.
For what purpose? To continue pushing their narratives, their rhetoric, their agenda that Trump is an evil guy who should be promptly impeached. This is not journalism – it’s a witch hunt. The fake news media has long ceased to be about journalism. It is now about propaganda.
And this has been the case since long before Trump. While Bush was President, the media would attack him for just about everything. While Obama was President, the media would praise him as he destroyed the country. While Trump is President, the media will attack him as he rebuilds the nation, claiming it is not happening. The difference between those three, or at least between the way they treated Bush and the way they treat Trump is that Trump fights back and he does the right things.
How else could you explain the mere fact that the fake news media is talking about some tape somewhere that could be damning to Trump but have absolutely zero evidence for even the EXISTENCE of that tape, let alone what is in it? They are actually running out of things to attack him on.
Remember the new indictments by the Special Counsel this last week? They were virtually the same indictments from February of this year. And like back in February, the Special Counsel found no evidence of American involvement in election meddling, nor any significant effect in the results of the election due to this Russian meddling.
The reason to bring these things back up? To pressure Trump in his, at the time, upcoming meeting with Putin. They brought nothing new to the table, but were just looking to fan the flames of a dying narrative.
That is propaganda. And this story about the possibility of a tape? Same thing.
They can’t even claim to say it really is damning for Trump. For all we know, if there really is a tape of Trump in an elevator, it might just show him picking his nose or sneezing. Frankly, I hope such a tape exists so I can bring this whole thing up again and laugh at their misfortune and embarrassment.
But still, as it stands, there is no evidence of such a tape existing. And the fact that these news outlets (the HuffPo says the NYT, WSJ, the AP and “others” are also looking for this tape), or at least the HuffPo is writing a story even slightly insinuating that Trump might have done something bad in this tape which may or may not exist shows you how pathetic these people are.
They are really running out of things to attack Trump on, what with the economy roaring, ISIS pretty much defeated, North Korea agreeing to denuclearize (though I won’t count my chickens before they hatch), and the country being Made Great Again, what do these people even have to attack him for anymore?
This story is the epitome of fake news. They are basically talking about nothing but making it seem like something to keep an eye on, not to mention something that might make Trump look bad.
You really have to wonder how much longer they’ll be able to spread fake news. Constitutionally, of course, they are allowed. However, there will come a point where people are just sick and tired of all the lies and do something about it. Already, plenty of people are distrustful of the media, if the Axios poll showing that 72% of people in America distrust the media is anything to go by.
I can’t say that I blame them when a non-satire news site is writing an article like that.
As for the tape, I won’t flat out deny or confirm the existence of one. There may not be any evidence of it now, but there could be in the future. But even if it does exist, again, what could possibly be on that tape that is so newsworthy? It’s a few minutes’ elevator ride. What could Trump seemingly do in that time to hurt him? And in an elevator of all places?
Unless he is wiring money to the Kremlin and explicitly thanking them for helping him win the election, I doubt anything would come of this story, even if there really is a tape.
You really have to laugh at the pathetic efforts of the Left sometimes.
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