Monday, March 13, 2017
Need More Proof There's a MainStreamMedia Bias?
When a new POTUS and his Administration takes over the Federal Government, it is the right and the custom to replace the previous President's political appointees.
That's because the politics of political appointees tend to mirror those of the guy who appointed them, and thus, they might try and undermine or refuse to carry out the new POTUS' policies.
That would include the 93 U.S. Attorneys, protecting us, The People, from all sorts of evils nationwide.
Most promptly resign upon certification of the results of an election. Usually, on the very same day. The remainder are formally asked to resign, and they do, promptly and professionally, without kicking and screaming or comment of any kind. That's because they're supposedly professionals. Some, it seems, must be asked to go. And they go also, because that's the way the system was designed. And if they don't, they're unceremoniously fired.
When Billy Jeff "Blue Dress" Clinton took over in 2009 he fired all 93 U.S. Attorneys. No notice, no drama, no hand-wringing, no outrage, no grief. It was expected, and it took place.
And the MainStreamMedia had...nothing...at...all...to say about it.
Oh, by the way, one of those attorneys was Jeff Sessions, Trump's new Attorney General. No Republicans chose to condemn such a termination, nor should they. It was business as usual. And the AG is the boss of all things Department of Justice, by the way, including all U.S. Attorneys. Karma's a bitch, doncha' know.
The Trump Administration just asked for the resignation of the remaining 43 hold-over U.S. Attorneys who had not yet resigned. One, a guy named Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, refused to go. Trump dumped him. Predictably, Democrats went absolutely nuts. Lefty Senators and Representatives, like Chuck Schumer, (D-NY) and Pat Leahy, (D-VT), took to Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and talk shows to condemn this ordinary, regular, routine, expected action by threatening to withhold approval of the attorneys Trump may put forth to replace those just departed.
As I said, predictable.
POLITICO, the left-wing political website that carries water for all things Liberal, posted a story back then entitled, "Obama "asked" U.S. Attorneys to resign."
Today? Let's take a look...
POLITICO 3/10/2017: "Trump to "oust" Obama Appointees."
From the bland headline put forth 8 years ago, you'll note the snarky, negative adjective the writer of this article chose to now use.
Oh yeah, by the way, the author of both headlines, was the self-same Josh Gerstein.
Wonder how Mr. Gerstein votes? I didn't think so. As per a recent USA Today poll, I'm guessing he votes exactly like 96% of all American journalists vote: Democrat.
Wonder why America's voters chose to believe Donald Trump when he spoke so often about Lap Dog Media bias? I didn't think so...