Thursday, November 09, 2017 by Jayson Veley
Most of us never thought we’d see the day where even the way in which a president feeds a school of koi fish would be subject to scrutiny from the progressive left, yet here we are.
A number of left-wing journalists are now criticizing President Trump for the way in which he fed koi fish during his first state visit to Japan. Apparently, dumping the remains of a box of fish food into a pond is now something that we as Americans should be concerned about. Forget about the drug cartels flooding across our unsecured southern border or the national debt that continues to climb without end; no, we need to focus on President Trump’s fish feeding skills.
“Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe were scheduled to feed koi spoonfuls of food. Until Trump poured his entire box of fish food into the pond,” wrote CNBC reporter Christina Wilkie on Twitter. Oh, the horror.
Anna Fifield, a columnist for the Washington Post, wrote, “Trump dump: president throws entire box of fish food into precious koi carp pond” and Zack Whittaker, a security editor at CBS, even called the non-controversy “Trump’s latest diplomatic incident.”
Perhaps we need to launch yet another criminal investigation.
Regardless of how you feel about the president’s political agenda, the idea that Donald Trump has been viciously attacked and scrutinized more than any other president before him should not be up for debate. The left-wing mainstream media has gone far beyond simply criticizing Trump for his policy proposals and the direction in which he is taking our country; they have made things personal, slandering our commander-in-chief for everything from his hair, to the way he forms sentences, to how he feeds koi fish while overseas in Japan.
If this is the game that the liberals want to play, then conservatives should be more than willing to play along.
Who could forget the time when Barack Obama declared in the months leading up to the 2008 presidential election that he had “traveled to every corner of the United States,” and that he had visited “57 states” with “one left to go?”
Or what about the time Obama turned into a stuttering mess when he was trying to promote the idea of nationalized health care at a town hall event in Virginia?
Of course, it’s not just the former president who has a history of foolish statements and remarks. Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn’t exactly have a way with words either, at one point on the campaign trail telling an audience at a town hall event that “Libya was a different kind of calculation, and we didn’t lose a single person.”
Right, of course. Not a single person died… except for Ambassador Christ Stevens, State Department diplomat Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
Liberals say and do stupid things all the time, and yet if you were to do some digging on the Internet, chances are you wouldn’t find any negative comments from Washington Post columnist Anna Fifield, CNBC reporter Christina Wilkie or CBS editor Zack Whittaker. They probably remained silent when Obama announced he had been to 57 states, silent when Obama turned into a stuttering mess in Virginia, and silent when Hillary Clinton declared that we didn’t lose a single person in Libya.
The reason for this is because sadly, journalism no longer exists within the mainstream media. The vast majority of television networks and national newspapers have turned into giant propaganda machines that are out to do everything in their power to discredit and politically damage Donald Trump and the Republican Party. They will try anything to bring our president down, even if it means generating outrage over how he feeds a bunch of fish. (Related: How to avoid being brainwashed by the mainstream media.)