To say that Donald Trump was treated unfairly, unjustly, and disrespectfully during the second US presidential debate would be a gross understatement. Yet many disagree.
Even though the debate was among the most watched in American history (thanks to the presence of Trump) the vast majority of people nevertheless did not watch it. They are unfortunately relying on what they read and hear in the mainstream media – commentaries and reactions that would suggest that the media itself did not watch the debate.
From Globe and Mail columnist John Doyle’s “douchey” review of Donald Trump’s performance, to the myriad of distracted progressives in the media, journalism’s abandonment of its traditional function and status as the “fourth estate” appears all but over. Today’s mainstream “journalists” are increasingly dedicated to misinformation, disinformation, unbridled emotional frenzy and hatreds, and above all, dedicated to lies disguised as “facts.” That’s why Hillary Clinton loves “fact checking.” She knows that “facts” are the best way to obscure truths.
Like flies that keep banging their heads against the glass they cannot see, progressives of the left and right alike find themselves banging their heads against a force they refuse to see: the forces of reality about to visit their agendas of unreality. In this presidential election, Donald Trump represents that force.