Saturday, September 17, 2016
Virginian Pilot Lies Again About Trump
In a front page story the Virginian Pilot lied about Trump and the birther controversy.
You have to go to page 11 and to the 10th paragraph of the story accusing Trump of lying about the beginning of the birther story before you find that it started when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were competing for the Democrat Party's nomination for president.
That's the point when supporters of Hillary began circulating rumors that Obama wasn't really an American. It was also discovered that Obama's literary agents identified Obama's birthplace as Kenya, a detail that a supportive American press sends down the memory hole since it's inconvenient to the narrative they have created.
|The April 3rd 2007 listing from Mr Obama's literary agents Acton & Dystel touts the then-Democratic junior senator from Illinois as 'born in Kenya'|
The fable that Team Clinton had nothing to do with an attempt to make Obama an alien is laughable to any intelligent person, but the editors of the Virginian Pilot are not intelligent people. They are partisans who are determined to drag Hillary across the finish line on election day, dead or alive.
Democrats dressed as reporters in the press try to brush away the fact that Hillary and her team used Obama's heritage against him by claiming that her fingerprints can't be found on it. But that's not how political smears get out. They are always disseminated by third parties who the candidate can disavow, but the damage is already done and some people will believe. Mission accomplished.
Much of the insinuation that Clinton had a hand in birtherism traces to the role of her then-senior strategist Mark Penn, who issued a memo in 2007 suggesting that Clinton emphasize Obama’s upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia and paint him as fundamentally un-American.
And then there's Hillary confidant Sidney Blumenthal who worked to spread the rumor that Obama was born in Kenya.
"Crooked Hillary," as Trump truthfully labels her, is known for lying about her opponents, about her actions and about her health. She lied about her e-mails. she lied about selling her office to the highest bidder. She lied about her health until an inconvenient video surfaced that showed her collapsing. And the press, including the Virginian Pilot, in full cover-up mode, refers to the video of her passing out, going limp, and being loaded into her van like a side of beef as a "trip" or a "stumble."
That kind of shameless lying by the Virginian Pilot - and the other members of Hillary's partisans in the press - is what the voters of this country have to overcome as they decide who to vote for in November. Thank goodness for the Internet where, among a cacophony of competing voices, the truth can be found.