Rick Jensen, 8/12/2016 [Archive]

Awaiting the Next Media Freakout over Trump

By Rick Jensen

The Great American Trump Freakout is just getting started, in which anything Trump says that can be misinterpreted as evil will be.

Liberals are readily convinced Trump saying 2nd Amendment supporters could do something about Hillary appointing Supreme Court judges who oppose the Second Amendment was talking about assassination.

Of course, he said no such thing.

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, they dishonestly edited Trump's statement to say, "Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick --if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know. But I'll tell you what, that will be a horrible day."

OMG!That makes it sound like it will be a "horrible day" when "Second Amendment people" get hold of her, doesn't it?

Wait. There's more.

Here's what MSNBC and others cut from Trump's speech:"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick --if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know. But I'll tell you what, that will be a horrible day if Hillary gets to put her judges in."

"... that will be a horrible day if Hillary gets to put her judges in.

Oh.Is that what he said?

Yes.

Editing out those words make it quite different, doesn't it?

Wild-eyed left-wingers at Alternet wrote,"How do you report a story about a candidate for president implying that people with guns might want to consider killing his opponent? Yes, I know, that isn't what he actually said but it is clearly what he meant or what he wanted his supporters to hear. That was his dog whistle."

Dog whistle.

It's the "dog whistle" the far left, the Clinton campaign and their cronies want to hear.

What they do not want to hear is Hillary Clinton saying in Omaha Nebraska at a rally on August 1, 2016, "... we're going to write, fairer rules for the middle class and, we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!"

They say she "misspoke" or, like NBC, they post the video and ask, "What did you hear?"

She said it, unedited, loud and clear.

And because national media reporters choose to believe she misspoke, it did not become a 5-day story, regurgitated through columns and talk shows.

If it were Trump, you'd be reading analyses from politically-oriented economists deciphering how his economic plan would certainly raise taxes on the middle class.

Hillary's platform includes government-subsidized child day care, truly an enormous burden on families.She plans to tax the rich, who, along with the middle class, are already being taxed to pay for your free health insurance or the health insurance that costs $2,500 a year less than the plan you had a couple of years ago.

Oh, it doesn't cost $2,500 less?You're deductible is higher?

Don't worry.This time it'll really work.

Perhaps analysts might want to explore how she will fund this without raising taxes on the middle class.

However, journalists should approach only economists and financial analysts whose research accurately predicted President Obama's "Affordable" Care Act would not be affordable.

What liberals do not want to remember is John Kerry yukking it up with Bill Maher in 2006 when Maher led Kerry into a "joke" by asking where Kerry took his wife for her birthday.

Maher set it up, saying, "You could have went to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone."

Kerry rejoined, "Or, I could have gone to, 1600 Pennsylvania, and, killed the real bird, with one stone."

Cue the laugh track.

The media didn't voice outrage for days on end, liberals didn't say Kerry was "unfit," and inside-the-beltway Democrats did not turn on Kerry.

Oh, and Trump said he was talking about motivated Second Amendment supporters voting.

And so we await the next Hillary-National-Media-Left-Wing Trump Freakout.

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Rick Jensen is Delaware's award-winning conservative talk show host on WDEL, streaming live on WDEL.com from 1pm ---- 4pm EST. Contact Rick at rick@wdel.com, or follow him on Twitter @Jensen1150WDEL.

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