“It’s been a pretty disgusting road.”
Truer words have seemingly never been spoken about the Russian collusion delusion and allegations that followed President Donald Trump over the last couple of years. That’s why it’s refreshing to hear the president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., respond to the whole ordeal with a strong, clear message.
Trump Jr. sat down with Fox News’ Howard Kurtz to talk about the collusion allegations that the media has pushed, almost as if on a personal mission.
Kurtz attempted to almost downplay the media’s complicity in pushing the Trump/Russia narrative to the degree that they often spoke in certainties, rather than wait for the Mueller report to be finished.
Trump Jr. answered in a tough, but fair manner:
I think there were some people that tried to actually be fair. And when they were actually fair you'd see the other side just try to just obliterate them, right, even their own following. So you know, I think there were a couple of people that did good reporting, and I don't mean you know conservative reporters. I mean actually people on the other side that were at least unbiased or try to look at it objective.
They lost their following, they get ratioed to heck, you know, it became a business model for most media to attack Donald Trump and to buy into this narrative. And if you didn't you upset a lot of people, you risked your career, and you risked other things.
There are many labels one could use to describe the practice that Trump Jr. was talking about. Hit job, concerted effort, and conspiracy are three that come to mind.
We’ve seen the left eat their own on numerous occasions over the last couple of years, increasing in frequency in the last six months or so. Anyone working for the media, who tried to report fairly, saw their jobs made more difficult by a large segment of the public — especially on social media — who became fully indoctrinated by the same media organizations that the fair reporters work for.
Strange, but true irony.
Trump Jr. then addressed how a good portion of the American people “bought into” the whole Russian collusion narrative because they were beaten over the head with it every single day for two years.
Trump Jr. continued:
And so, the people who just bought into this hook, line, and sinker, who were selling it day in and day out, every day, ‘This must be the truth! We’ve seen the evidence!’ They lied to the American public for two years, Howie. There’s no ramifications, there’s no nothing. But they did a major disservice to the people who did do a good job, a small group of people who were reasonably objective and did a good job. And more importantly, they did a terrible disservice to this country, to journalism as a profession. I think they've done irreparable damage to the faith that the average American is going to have in terms of mainstream journalism. I think it's a blight on our republic, on democracy, and on our Constitution that’s not going to come undone very quickly.
All of this has absolutely also been a “blight” on journalism as a community, at least in the mainstream. People have never really given the media their complete trust, but repeated and supposedly false narratives has absolutely done “irreparable damage” to a now completely untrustworthy media.
You can watch Trump Jr.’s interview below for his full comments: