Why do Republicans attack the media for reporting the facts?
Recently, there have been writers who attacked the Mirror for reporting about the activities of Sen. Mark Miloscia.
To the best of my knowledge, there has not been one time when the Mirror has not endorsed state Sen. Miloscia when he ran for office. In fact, the Mirror was not the only news source who covered Miloscia’s angry attack on women. Channel 5 TV showed him and his defiance several times as well.
The Mirror did not inspire Republican Sen. Miloscia to light into those uppity women, maybe his idol, Republican Donald John Trump, but certainly not the Mirror.
So why do Republicans attack the media: Because Rush Limbaugh tells them to do so. For those of us who listen to “El Rushbo” use the golden microphone to broadcast from the “EIB” studio, we know that he always tells the “ditto heads,” as he calls his listeners, that the “drive-by media” is the enemy of the people.
Because their almost primary news source is FOX (Faux) News, which tends to get rid of people who do not go along with the program. Notable recent departures have been Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren and George Will.
Because they are Gullible Ol’ People (GOP) who believe what they are told because they like what they hear even if it negatively impacts them, their children or grandchildren.
Even if the GOP members of Congress, who will have free life-time health care, spend millions to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Gullibles are on board.
Even if the GOP wants to extend tax breaks to us who are not asking for or needing the breaks but want our tax dollars to support education, the ditto heads are on board.
Republican President Donald John Trump has also attacked the media for reporting about Russian activities prior to and after the presidential elections. He even took the unprecedented step of barring CNN and the LA Times from access to presidential public briefings.
And what has been the Republican part in this fiasco? They voted for Trump in record numbers, and not one of his appointments has been voted down. As for Sen. Miloscia, the majority of the over 900 people who posted on his Facebook page were “not on the same page” as he was.
Jim Grayson, Federal Way