I saw this Storify post being passed around among some of my Facebook groups and I finally gave in and read it.
Some background – apparently, Donald Trump specifically called out NBC reporter Katy Tur by name during one of his rallies and mocked her and her colleagues for not reporting the news truthfully.
Now, Trump is known for calling out the media during his rallies. It happened when our own Red Dawn was at a Trump rally in her hometown and she was sitting in the media section with other reporters. But she knew who he was talking about – the mainstream liberal media who is completely in the tank for Hillary Clinton.
But the left is clutching their collective pearls over Trump’s treatment of this NBC reporter. How DARE he speak to a member of the press that way! And a FEMALE reporter, at that! WAR ON WOMEN!
If you think that’s what’s going on, you are HIGH.
Commentator Ace of Spades went on a tirade about this nonsense and he is EXACTLY on point. The American people are tired of being bullied and belittled by the leftist media in this country. What the left doesn’t get (because they’re too busy policing out speech and thoughts) is that the rest of us are sick of this BS and we’re not taking it anymore.
(Note: You can read all about Esquire’s intimidation against Taylor Swift and other celebrities here.)
That’s the crux of the matter, isn’t it? When you have one side calling for civility and tolerance, but they don’t extend the same courtesy – the other side isn’t going to be too quick to cave to their demands. Because that’s what this is – it’s a group of bullies making unreasonable demands and offering nothing in return, except more demands and belittling. People are sick of it. Regular Americans are tired of being called racist/sexist/homophobic/etc. just for living their everyday lives and minding their own freaking business. To say nothing of leftists wishing they would all just die.
If the left really wants this mystical “dialogue” and “conversation” that they keep babbling about, maybe they ought to consider whether or not their own actions are encouraging it. I know when I encounter someone who’s already made up their mind that I’m a terrible person simply because of my opinions or who they think I’m going to vote for, I have no desire to make friends with that individual. It’s just that simple.
No matter your opinion on Donald Trump, you have to admit that this attitude from the media and other leftist elites is why he’s so popular. One side gets pushed too hard, they’re going to push back. And hard. The left has no one to blame but themselves for this.