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Walll Street Journal's Recent Bias Against Trump Revealed By Its Editor
Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker on 1-5-2017 wrote an opinion piece entitled “Trump, ‘Lies’ and Honest Journalism” in which he argues that when he defended his advice to the press to “be careful about using the word ‘lie’. ‘Lie’ implies much more than just saying something that’s false. It implies a deliberate intent to mislead.” “Mr. Trump certainly has a penchant for saying things whose truthful is, shall we say for now, challengeable” and “Given the number of times Mr. Trumps seems [sic!] to have uttered falsehoods” and “Mr. Trump has a record of saying things that are, as far as the available evidence tells us, untruthful: thousands of Muslims celebrating 9/11 on the rooftops of New Jersey, millions of votes cast illegally in the presidential election, President Obama’s supposed foreign birth” and “When Mr. Trump claimed that millions of votes were cast illegally, we noted, high up in our report, that there was no evidence for such a claim. No fair-minded or intelligent persons was left in any doubt whether this was a truthful statement.” He writes further, “Now, I may (sic!) believe that many of the things Mr. Trump has said in the past year are whoppers of the first order. But there is a difference of believing that, with reason (sic!)—my induction from knowledge of the fact—and reporting it as a fact. The latter demands a very high standard of reporting.” And finally, he concludes, “What matters if that we report the story and that we find the truth. It’s our job also to point out when candidates, presidents, chief executives, public officials or other s in the news say things that are untrue. But I’m content for the most part to leave the judgment about motive—and mendacity—to our readers, who are more than capable of making up their own minds about what constitutes a lie.”
Well, here’s a reader of the WSJ who believes none of those were lies. As for thousands of Muslims celebrating on the roof tops of New Jersey, millions of Muslims celebrated the achievement of the nineteen of so Jihadists who hi-jacked airplanes and flew them into the twin towers. Reading my copy of the Koran, I can believe that millions of Moslems still believe in Jihad and that is why the Moslem religion has become world-wide and so numerous. Convert or be killed is the basic doctrine of ISIL still. And while there were no newspapers or television reports that I know of that reported it, that they celebrated on roof tops, in their homes and mosques is quite likely. Take the second so-called mistruth that Baker accepts as such, Trump’s statement that millions of votes were cast illegally. That thousands of illegal immigrants have been voting illegally has been shown by political scientists to be a fact. And that elections have been stolen is evident in the outcome of the 1960 election for President, when a number of precincts in Chicago withheld their vote until they knew how large a Democratic vote was required to call Illinois for Kennedy. And more recently, the partial recount in Michigan showed that Detroit precincts reported more votes for Hillary than there were voters. Trump was not the only denier of Pres. Obama’s birth in Honolulu. Trump is reported to have finally agreed that Obama was born in Honolulu. But some yeas ago, a Kenyan Christian minister is reported as saying that it was common knowledge that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya. Obama’s grandmother is said to asserted that she was present at his birth in Mombasa four days before his alleged birth in Honolulu?. Why did the American press make so much of Trump’s having been a denier when there was so much reason to doubt Obama's birth in Honolulu? How does being a denier make him out to be a liar?
Gerard Baker’s opinion piece shows the WSJ’s disdain for Trump. It is time for the WSJ to get a new editor-in-chief.
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