Trump can’t win with the me­dia

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION - SUB­MIS­SIONS: LET­TERS@THES­PEC.COM

RE: Trumps fate rests with sup­port­ers (May 23, thes­pec.com)

It doesn’t mat­ter. No mat­ter what Pres­i­dent Trump does he will al­ways be wrong. No mat­ter how much he suc­ceeds, to the me­dia he will never be a suc­cess. Show me the crimes al­legedly com­mit­ted by Pres­i­dent Trump. Megan McCar­dle, the au­thor of this hit piece on Trump presents no ev­i­dence of any crimes. So far Trump’s only crime is the fact that he is a Repub­li­can and he is not Hil­lary Clin­ton.

On the other hand, let’s con­sider the record of his pre­de­ces­sor, the of­ten praised and never crit­i­cized for­mer pres­i­dent Barack Obama. Pres­i­dent Obama’s ad­min­is­tra­tion was no stranger to scan­dal but you wouldn’t have known it from the treat­ment he re­ceived from the me­dia. How easy it is to forget Op­er­a­tion Fast and Fu­ri­ous, Beng­hazi, IRS tar­get­ing po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents, the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion and in­flu­ence ped­dling. On and on it went with­out any talk of im­peach­ment or Water­gate.

How soon some forget the meet­ing of Bill Clin­ton and At­tor­ney General Loretta Lynch on the tar­mac in Phoenix just days be­fore FBI Di­rec­tor Comey would an­nounce that he would not press charges against Hil­lary Clin­ton over her pri­vate email server. What? No charges of ob­struc­tion of jus­tice? Did Pres­i­dent Obama in­flu­ence di­rec­tor Comey to drop the charges against Hil­lary Clin­ton? Per­haps di­rec­tor Comey will pro­duce his notes on any meet­ing he had with Pres­i­dent Obama?

When it comes to Pres­i­dent Trump, the me­dia has to­tally aban­doned any pre­tense of jour­nal­is­tic ob­jec­tiv­ity. Harold Pomer­antz, Dun­das

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