Fake News ‘ Journalist’ : Media Should Talk About Trump Being Mentally Unstable
Feb 14, 2017 by Selwyn Duke
Declaring someone mentally ill so you could get rid of him certainly was a common strategy in communist countries. It’s reflected, too, in a recent comment by Andrew Sullivan, as the journalist advised the media to make hay out of President Trump’s mental health. A person would have to be wacko to oppose the Establishment, right?
As CNN reported Monday, “‘To have such an unstable figure, incapable of accepting reality, at the center of the world, is an extremely dangerous thing,’ Sullivan said in an interview for Sunday’s ‘Reliable Sources’ on CNN.”
“Sullivan’s view is that the president is exhibiting ‘bonkers’ behavior — and that if they tip toe around it, journalists are doing the public a disservice,” CNN continued.
This left Trump friend and Newsmax Media CEO Chris Ruddy questioning Sullivan’s mental state. He called the journalist’s assessment “over the top.” As CNN also informed, “‘Are you guys really connected to reality?’ Ruddy asked CNN’s Brian Stelter on ‘Reliable Sources.’”
Sullivan’s problem (one of them, anyway) is, he states, that Trump tells lies that “are direct refutations of reality”; this lies in stark contrast to Bill Clinton, opines the journalist, whose prevarications “paid some deference to the truth.” Yet Sullivan’s gripe appears to be, in part, that Trump simply isn’t slick enough for his tastes.
Among other things, the journalist cites Trump’s claim that the murder rate is the highest it has been in 45 to 47 years. While we could wonder if the president questions the accuracy of today’s crime stats — for example, Baltimore police have simply stopped arresting many criminals under Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — it is true that one can’t credibly claim the highest murder rate in four decades.
Yet Sullivan, and CNN, exhibited their own dislocation from reality when speaking of Trump’s supposedly “bogus” claims about rampant voter fraud. This claim is bogus itself — fake news.
I do tire of having to repeat simple facts:
• A Democrat election commissioner was caught on video admitting there’s “a lot of vote fraud.”
• A Democrat operative was caught on video planning it, speaking of its prevalence, and admitting that his side has been rigging elections “for 50 years.”
• A vote-fraud monitoring group claimed last year that three million non-citizens voted in past presidential elections. This is close to what Trump claimed and is no doubt where he got his figure.
Yet Trump didn’t even go that far. He spoke of three million “illegal votes,” not three million illegals voting — there’s a big difference. There are many ways of stealing votes.
I don’t claim myself to know the precise figure relating to this. How could we know illegal activity’s exact magnitude when little effort is made to address the problem? But I have reported on it here, here, here, here, here, here, and here — but hear nothing but crickets.
The point is that the Fake News (mainstream) Media live in an alternate, Alice in Wonderland universe. One should ask Mr. Sullivan: Are you mentally unbalanced, sir? Or are you just so uninformed that you don’t know of a major threat to our electoral system?
Certainly, it’s the media’s job to be a watchdog. Yet it has become a dishonest attack dog going after the underdog. Trump certainly is eccentric, given to grandiose statements and hyperbole. Leaders are seldom, however, just the average bloke. And where was Sullivan et al. on our stranger-than-fiction leftist politicians?
Consider that in 2015 an NSA analyst “claimed that a senior European diplomat told him that the entire government of a European country considers President Obama to be literally mentally unwell,” reported InfoWars at the time.
The same year, Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly and Congressman Allen West’s website both asked if Obama was “delusional.” This was followed by veteran journalist Sharyl Attkisson revealing that sources told her Obama preserved his delusions by refusing to even look at intelligence contradicting his leftist world view. Where was Sullivan?
How about an inflated sense of self? National Review reported in 2009 that Obama “told someone he was interviewing in 2007 for the job of his political director: ‘I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
Then there’s Hillary Clinton. She was filmed collapsing on different occasions and needing help getting up stairs. Many, including Secret Service agents, attested that she was well neither physically nor mentally; we’re told she was given to bouts of depression and fits of rage. Again, where was Sullivan?
We could also mention her husband, the Wizard of Is. Perhaps nothing epitomized him better than his transitioning from laughter to fake tears, after seeing a camera, while exiting the memorial service for late Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown in 1996 (video below, narrated by radio host Rush Limbaugh).
What would an honest psychiatrist say about such behavior? Could it be described as sociopathic?
CNN writes that Sullivan’s “overarching point” is “that democratic debates require a common set of facts.” True enough, but has the deceitful mainstream media helped in this regard? How about when NBC doctored George Zimmerman’s 911 call to make him appear racist? When the media peddled the “Hands up, don’t shoot!” lie, call vote fraud virtually nonexistent, and generally suppress truths and spread lies in service to a leftist agenda, are they seeking facts?
Radio host Michael Savage famously wrote a book years ago titled Liberalism is a Mental Disorder, and liberals have also diagnosed conservatives as mentally ill. This is no surprise: The chasm between liberals and conservatives approaches Grand Canyon proportions.
But Sullivan is half right: Fruitful debates don’t need “a” common set of facts — they require a common acknowledgement of the facts. This is impossible when one side, disconnected from Truth, exists in an alternate universe where sanity appears as sickness.
Relax, Trump is stone cold sane
Feb 15, 2017 By Dr. Keith Ablow
Let me issue the standard disclaimer of psychiatrists who discuss the mental health of public figures: I have not personally examined President Trump.
Now, let me put to rest the concerns of Sen. Al Franken and political commentators John Oliver and Andrew Sullivan and anyone else who publicly or privately has questioned the president’s sanity:
Donald Trump is stone cold sane.
When a man acquires billions of dollars through complex real estate transactions, invests in many countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very unlikely that he is mentally unstable.
When the same man obviously enjoys the love and respect of his children and his wife, who seem to rely on him for support and guidance, it is extraordinarily unlikely that he is mentally unstable.
When the same man walks into the political arena and deftly defeats 16 Republican opponents and then the Democratic heir-apparent to a two-term president’s administration, the odds of that man being mentally unstable become vanishingly thin.
And when that very same man attracts to his team the kind of intellect and gravitas represented (to name just a few) by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general and commander of the U.S. Central Command, he cannot be mentally deranged. Period. It is a statistical impossibility.
Those who assert otherwise are political opportunists, or fools, or both (and I am thinking here, in particular, of Sen. Franken).
President Trump is the first human being to win this nation’s highest office without having held any other political office or serving as a general. Most political pundits thought his quest was pure folly. Most journalists assessed his chances as zero. So who was laboring under quasi-delusional thinking? Answer: Not Donald J. Trump.
Anecdotally, by the way, I have never had one bad Trump experience. Not one. I own several of his ties — all of them of the highest quality. I have stayed in his hotels and never had a single complaint (and I am a born complainer). I have eaten in his New York restaurant — flawless service, excellent food. I own an apartment at Trump Place in Manhattan. Impeccable design, sturdy construction, fabulous amenities. A mentally unstable man would be unlikely to deliver superior products across multiple industries, don’t you think?
If you’re still worried about the mental stability of the president, note this: The stock market doesn’t like instability. Investors, en masse, can take the measure of a man pretty darn well. The stock market has hit record high after record high since Trump’s election, and if you think that’s an accident, or that investors have all been fooled, it’s time to start wondering about your own capacity for rational thought.
I should note that nothing I am saying should besmirch the reputations of men like President Abraham Lincoln or Sir Winston Churchill, both of whom are said to have fought the ravages of major depression or bipolar disorder. One was instrumental in ridding America of slavery. The other was instrumental in saving the world from tyranny. Mahatma Gandhi, by the way, also reportedly suffered from depression. Psychiatric illness does not, a priori, disqualify a person from rendering extraordinary service to mankind.
Mind you, neither Lincoln nor Churchill nor Gandhi led a nation after becoming a business sensation and television star. That trifecta defines one man: President Donald J. Trump.
Now, think about those who are rabble-rousing about the president’s mental status. Take Sen. Al Franken. He’s all worried about the president allegedly overestimating the crowd size at his inauguration. But Franken is allied with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who asserted she is Native American, when there is no evidence of that whatsoever.
And they’re calling Trump’s sanity into question? Really, you can’t make this stuff up.
Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team.
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Bill O’Reilly: A stunning display of dishonesty from the national press and radical left
Feb 15, 2017 by Bill O’Reilly
Last week, about 680 undocumented aliens were arrested by ICE officials countrywide. Many of them have already been deported. The coordinated raids targeted aliens who had committed crimes in the USA — mostly felonies.
Seventy five percent of those taken into custody had convictions, including homicide and rape. One man arrested in Chicago, was an Iraqi citizen with a conviction of sexual abuse of a victim [who was] unable to consent. Many of the arrested non-felons were associating with the criminals. But those facts have largely gone unreported by the American press. And by the radical left, which is actively misleading you. Here are a just a few examples:
Speaking on CNN, California State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D) said, “What took place yesterday with raids and personal homes is part of the cog of the Trump deportation machine.”
On MSNBC Attorney Raul Reyes said, “…how inhumane this is to be breaking down people’s doors and separating parents from their children.”
Also on MSNBC, Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego (D) said, “This is Donald Trump really executing his campaign plan. He is trying to be a tough guy, so, he will go after, you know, the maids, the moms, the people that are working in the shops instead of going after the hard-core criminals.”
Maids, moms, and shopkeepers, according to that dishonest politician.
Now, the false news reporting, actually reached the level of hysteria.
There were newspaper headlines screaming things like “The Trump deportation regime has begun,” “Immigrant community on high alert fearing Trump’s deportation force.” “On Devon Avenue in Chicago, news of immigration raids intensifies fears.”
We could find no headlines in major newspapers. None. That bannered the fact that raids were targeted at illegal aliens who had committed serious crimes. Committed them. That is not press bias. That is blatant dishonesty.
Here’s another example. In the year 2013, the Obama administration removed from this country more than 434,000 illegal aliens, the highest number in history, which goes all the way back to 1892. Did you see any anti-Obama demonstrations? Did you see any screaming headlines in the national media? No, you did not. Even after President Obama said this:
“What we should be doing is setting up a smart, legal immigration system, that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, you know, people who are gang bangers, are criminals, that we are deporting them as quickly as possible.”
And that is exactly what President Trump is doing. Exactly. But the illegal immigration issue has been set up by the media to demonize Mr. Trump, as a racist and a brutalizer of the poor. That is what is really going on here. A set up. It is flat out disgraceful. If the federal government cannot remove aliens who commit serious crimes in this country, then, we don’t have an effective federal government. Yet, the far left and the press, knowing full well that the ICE raids last week were directed at dangerous people, chose not to report that.
Instead, [they were busy] smearing President Trump. We have now reached a low point in American journalism.
As for the far left, they are people who do not want any immigration enforcement. They want open borders. They want alien criminals protected. They want anarchy.
Why? Because they don’t like America as it stands now.
So, it is very important for all honest citizens to know you are not getting accurate information. And that there is a radical element in this country that wants to destroy it. If this continues, there will be a breaking point.
Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s “Talking Points Memo” on Feb. 13, 2017.
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