Saturday, August 31, 2019

A sample of today's NY Times lies

I have said here that the mainstream press lies about Pres. Trump on a daily basis. Here is an example from today's NY Times:
Pence is the chief bootlicker to a president who now sees himself in messianic terms, a president who tweets a description of himself as “the second coming of God.” As hard as it is to see God Part II boasting about grabbing a woman’s genitals, paying hush money to a porn actress, or calling neo-Nazis “very fine people,” millions of overtly religious Americans believe in some version of Jesus Trump, Superstar.
These are all lies. Pence is no more a bootlicker than any of our other recent VPs. Trump never described himself as “the second coming of God.” He never boast about grabbing a woman's genitals. His lawyer paid money to a blackmailer, and we don't know that Trump ever even met the port actress. Trump never called neo-Nazis very fine people.

Religious Americans support Trump for his policies, and not because they see him as a version of Jesus. But then here is what the article says about their religion:
White evangelical Christians, the rotting core of Trump’s base, profess to be guided by biblical imperatives. They’re not. Their religion is Play-Doh. ...

So, yes, people hate religion ... They hate religion because, at a moment to stand up and be counted on the right side of history, religion is used as moral cover for despicable behavior.
If you similarly criticize the Christian-hating religion of those who run the NY Times, you are called anti-Semitic and bigoted.

Another NY Times writer goes beserck with the Hitler-Trump analogies:
World War II began 80 years ago this Sunday after Nazi Germany ... On Nov. 3 of that year, Joseph Goebbels, the propaganda minister, gave Hitler a report of his trip to Poland. “Above all, my description of the Jewish problem gets [Hitler’s] full approval,” he wrote in his diary. “The Jew is a waste product. It is a clinical issue more than a social one.” ...

The political mind-set that turned human beings into categories, classes and races also turned them into rodents, insects and garbage. “Anti-Semitism is exactly the same as delousing,” Heinrich Himmler would claim in 1943. “Getting rid of lice is not a matter of ideology. It is a matter of cleanliness.” Watching Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto burn that year, a Polish anti-Semite was overheard saying: “The bedbugs are on fire. The Germans are doing a great job.”
The author seems to have been triggered by a news story about bedbugs in the NY Times building, followed by a joke about its Trump-hater columnists. He complains about "the conviction that an opponent embodies an irredeemable evil", but that is a conviction most commonly found on the Left today.

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