Enemy of the People

This tweet followed this interesting follow-up exchange at the White House yesterday.

For the sake of this room, the people who are in this room, this democracy, this country, all the people around the world are watching what you’re saying, Sarah,” Acosta said. “The president of the United States should not refer to us as the enemy of the people.”

I appreciate your passion,” Sanders responded. “I share it. I’ve addressed this question. I’ve addressed my personal feelings. I’m here to speak on behalf of the president. He’s made his comments clear.”

Acosta and his fellow-travelers in mass media think they are on the high ground here.

I think they are “the enemy of the people.”

In fact, I think they are unwittingly doing the work of the Enemy.

President Trump called them the “Opposition Party.”

They 0ppose my political values.

They oppose my social values.

They oppose my moral code.

They oppose my traditionalist Christianity.

They oppose my ability to freely exercise my religion.

They oppose American leadership in the world.

They hide the murderous crimes of America’s enemies while trumpeting any fault they can find with America.

They hide the murderous crimes of all other religions aside from Christianity, including Atheism, while haranguing us with repeated tales of Christians’ violence.

They do not want me to be able to teach my children my religion and values; they do not want me to be able to defend my family; they do not want me to have a voice in the public square; they do not want me to know the truth.

I think they are the enemy of the people, even more than President Trump does.

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26 thoughts on “Enemy of the People”

  1. It is a beautiful thing how Trump has exposed so many ‘journalists’ as propagandists. For so long. when conservatives would vent to each other how they don’t get a fair shake from the media, other so-called conservatives would say, well, there’s nothing we can do about that, so just rise above it, or ignore it.  No, Trump knew there was another way, and it works. Jim Acosta has been shown to be a pre-adolescent dressed up in a three-piece suit, and I apologize if that insults pre-adolescents.

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  2. Two thoughts: 1) Twitter has pointed out Acosta’s tweets are hilarious if you add “Dear Diary” to the beginning of them. 2) Acosta is a moron. Trump has explicitly stated it’s fake news and not the media per se that is the enemy of the people. By demanding an apology, Acosta is admitting he is a purveyor of fake news. Otherwise, the accusation wouldn’t apply to him.

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  3. Excellent post MJ.  Looking at that list you made, it speaks for me as well, they are opposed to almost everything I hold dear, so why in the world WOULDN’T I think they are my enemy.  Expand that out to middle America and it’s clear that they are in fact an enemy of the people.  They do not want America to succeed, they do not want us to lead, they do not like Christians and do not want us to prospers and spread the word of Christ, they do not like traditional marriage, they do not like our old fashioned family values.  In short, they hate us and everything we stand for.  It’s never been more clear.

    Trump is doing a wonderful job, by almost any measure, yet he faces daily attacks from these leftist thugs.  I give them zero respect, they are scum to me.  The telemarketer cold-calling me about my health insurance earns more respect from me than an empty suit like Jim Accosta.

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  4. Yes, the vast majority of the news media are enemies of the people.  Many of the rest are useful idiots.  The entertainment media are also mostly enemies of the people, too.

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  5. Off topic, but I’d just like to state that I would give anything to have Sarah run as Trump’s VP in 2020, and President in 2024.

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  6. For the sake of this room, the people who are in this room, this democracy, this country, all the people around the world are watching what you’re saying, Sarah,” Acosta said. “The president of the United States should not refer to us as the enemy of the people.”

    I’m sorry; I missed the question here?

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  7. No, you guys don’t understand, Jim has a different definition of people that doesn’t include his political opponents. Hence the press is NOT the enemy of the people- meaning his people. He’s working hard helping his people see what a bad man Trump is. Get with it, non- people!

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  8. Even in Calif, many people are still “middle America.” I grew up in a nation that was increasingly becoming color blind. By the time my son was in college, 1993, his generation saw skin color the way the grand parents had seen hair or eye color – as descriptives that might hold appeal (She has gorgeous dark almond eyes; he has bright blue beacons that twinkle when amused.)

    In very racially segregated of the 1960’s, Chicago, I had more than one relative go from being a racist to liking African Americans – in aprt due to how there was no PC code then. My mother, she did not like African Americans. She said hateful things about them. But the retail store owner where she worked made her manager, as she worked hard and was a good sales person. He must have felt that if she was exposed to AA’s, she would find her beliefs and prejudices adjusting.

    And adjust they did. Within six months of selling fabrics to African Americans, she “got it” – that women of color loved their kids, they worked hard and spent their money wisely. And also, very important to her, that they could sew up a storm.

    She joined with her father and my father in thinking that people are people and skin color is irrelevant. Full employment is the answer – not PC codes that are made up and that become micro aggressions against anyone who doesn’t want tons of money spent on lowlifes like the man who shot Kate Stenle.

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  9. AQhw:
    Off topic, but I’d just like to state that I would give anything to have Sarah run as Trump’s VP in 2020, and President in 2024.

    I admire her greatly because that girl is tougher than nails so I’d be happy to see her stay in the remarkably difficult job she currently holds.

    As for president, my standard remains Washington, Lincoln, Reagan, and especially Trump because he’s been there, seen that, and done everything.

    Best of all, the Donald just doesn’t care what people think of him. This is, imho, a tremendous advantage and one many of us do not appreciate fully. It’s hard to face the firing line after insisting with NO apologies that one’s policies are right and many are wrong for disagreeing.

    Funny thing is, people outside the self-proclaimed elite get him and support him for just these reasons.

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  10. Phil Turmel:
    Yes, the vast majority of the news media are enemies of the people.  Many of the rest are useful idiots.  The entertainment media are also mostly enemies of the people, too.

    On my way home I heard a long, fawning movie review on NPR.   The new movie is set in 1993 and depicts a girl sent off to a Fundamentalist reeducation camp to be forced to unlearn her lesbianism.   Tears ensue.

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  11. The Sinistral Bassist:
    Two thoughts: 1) Twitter has pointed out Acosta’s tweets are hilarious if you add “Dear Diary” to the beginning of them. 2) Acosta is a moron. Trump has explicitly stated it’s fake news and not the media per se that is the enemy of the people. By demanding an apology, Acosta is admitting he is a purveyor of fake news. Otherwise, the accusation wouldn’t apply to him.

    Someone on my Facebook feed expressed they couldn’t fathom Acosta getting away with what he does. I “borrowed” your Dear Diary remark and that cheered him up. It truly cuts to the heart of the matter.

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  12. The Sinistral Bassist:
    Acosta is a moron.

    But unfortunately, he’s even more than that. He is a highly egotistical know-nothing with a vicious streak that I’ve never seen the likes of outside Hollywood. (Ok, maybe the late Helen Thomas.)

    I think he is a dangerous man with a nasty temper. Some of these so-called correspondents make me afraid for Sarah and I seriously doubt they would have treated Ari Fleischer like this.

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  13. “…the editorial board of the Boston Globe is proposing that newspapers across the nation express their disdain for the president’s rhetoric on Aug. 16 with the best weapon they have: their collective voice.

     

    The rally calls for the opinion writers that staff newspaper editorial boards to produce independent opinion pieces about Trump’s attacks on the media. So far, according to the Associated Press, 70 news organizations have agreed….”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2018/08/11/not-the-enemy-of-the-people-70-news-organizations-will-blast-trumps-attack-on-the-press/?utm_term=.540ef9b962c5

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  14. MJBubba:

    “…the editorial board of the Boston Globe is proposing that newspapers across the nation express their disdain for the president’s rhetoric on Aug. 16 with the best weapon they have: their collective voice.

     

    The rally calls for the opinion writers that staff newspaper editorial boards to produce independent opinion pieces about Trump’s attacks on the media. So far, according to the Associated Press, 70 news organizations have agreed….”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2018/08/11/not-the-enemy-of-the-people-70-news-organizations-will-blast-trumps-attack-on-the-press/?utm_term=.540ef9b962c5

    Talk about collusion. How many more have signed up on their new journolist?

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  15. The Sinistral Bassist:

    MJBubba:

    “…the editorial board of the Boston Globe is proposing that newspapers across the nation express their disdain for the president’s rhetoric on Aug. 16 with the best weapon they have: their collective voice.

     

    The rally calls for the opinion writers that staff newspaper editorial boards to produce independent opinion pieces about Trump’s attacks on the media. So far, according to the Associated Press, 70 news organizations have agreed….”

     

    Talk about collusion. How many more have signed up on their new journolist?

    Yes, and entirely predictable.   We could write editorials for them that would be better than the crap they will publish.

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