Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos has, but once more, discovered event to exploit his performative ejection from then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2015 Iowa press conference. This time, Ramos makes use of it as the premise from which to make the ridiculous assertion that the liberal media wasn’t hostile sufficient in protecting Donald Trump.
As soon as once more, Ramos’ indifferent rantings are enabled by The New York Instances. Ramos devotes roughly half of his column, titled “Trump’s Lesson for the Media”, to a revisionist recount of his staged confrontation of Trump. The opposite half is Ramos’ common litany of grievances and baseless assertions.
The primary two paragraphs and the shut are sufficient of a learn for individuals who should not gluttons for punishment:
MIAMI — I had the respect as soon as of being kicked out of a Donald Trump information convention. I requested him a query he didn’t need to reply and a safety guard threw me out. It happened on Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa, throughout Mr. Trump’s first presidential marketing campaign.
The information convention revealed with astonishing readability who Mr. Trump actually was: a harmful populist, an anti-immigrant bully, and a menace to democracy and the free press.
Maybe it was the pandemic that was most answerable for placing an finish to Mr. Trump’s presidency. However your entire debacle might need been averted if we had merely paid larger consideration — and provided extra resistance — to the phrases and gestures of the undeserving man who descended the golden escalator of Trump Tower in 2015.
One would assume that Ramos’ temporary detention by an precise South American strongman can be sufficient to dissuade him from the idea that Trump is a menace to the free press. As media varieties are fond of claiming, Ramos continues to make this declare with out proof. He stays free to roam concerning the nation (and past), and criticize Trump on his approach to accumulate media accolades. Moreover, Univision hasn’t been seized.
Apparently sufficient, Ramos did chew his tongue when an American president actually persecuted journalists, besides to tweet out “bad week for the White House”. In fact, we’re speaking God-King and Giver of DACA Barack Obama. I assume that is what CNN’s Chris Cuomo meant by “we do the job based on who’s in power”.
Regardless of Ramos’ bleating (revealed by the newspaper that revealed illegally-obtained Trump tax info), it’s arduous to think about what more could have been done by a media that pushed the Russia Hoax, pushed for impeachment, aided and abetted the vile demonization of Justice Kavanaugh, suppressed the respective Tara Reade and Hunter Biden scandals, all whereas burying the Trump Administration’s financial achievements.
Significantly, what extra may have the media accomplished? Not a lot aside from additional indulge Ramos’ martyr advanced, which is the true takeaway from this rubbish column (titled “They Didn’t Want To Listen To Us” in its authentic Spanish).
Trump certainly taught the media a lesson, particularly given his positive aspects amongst Hispanics. And the lesson is: Don’t take heed to Jorge Ramos.