The Clinton Media’s Manufactured Reality
By Ilana Mercer
The Clinton Media have gone from malfunctioning to mad, from “dishonest” to deranged. Their coverage of the 2016 election is no longer tinged by liberal bias, but is about moving viewers and readers into a parallel universe, an alternate reality of the media’s making.
The media monolith’s latest imbecility is tto offer effusive plaudits for their candidate, Hillary, because this life-long politician whose ill-gotten gains have come via the political means, not the private productive means, has released her tax returns for 2015.
Something Donald Trump has yet to do. For the candidate is under audit and has been advised to refrain from doing anything that’ll give the most corrupt and dangerous of government agencies a lien on his assets—or liberty, for that matter.
Befitting an arm of our technocratic Managerial State—the Internal Revenue Service regularly criminalizes the actions of “non-compliant” victims, even when the alleged crime is, more often than not, unintentional. And it matters not that the “Rights of Englishmen,” bequeathed to the American Founders by their philosophical forbears, stipulated that there is to be no crime without intent. Also unconstitutional is ex post facto (or retroactive) law. Yet the rogues at the IRS routinely change laws as they go, and criminalize “actions that were legal when committed.”
Lest anyone forget, the IRS is famous for unleashing its corrupt kleptocrats—Lois Lerner is exhibit A—on innocent tea-party and 9/12 patriots in order to, very plainly, destroy them.
Lerner deployed this vast, oppressive apparatus to hound right-leaning non-profits, to threaten their mission and menace their donors. Just like Hillary Clinton does, Lerner knew she would remain untouched by the law. Post resignation, the lippy Lerner could afford to be unrepentant. “I am not sorry for anything I did,” she declared to Politico.
Compared to Trump, tea-party patriots were adored by the establishment.
This Mr. Michael Cohen, General Counsel for the Trump Organization, knows.
On no account, said Michael Cohen, Esq., would he allow his client, Mr. Trump, to reveal anything about his taxes while under audit. (Here’s hoping Cohen will replace Trump’s lightweight panelists, sitting pretty at CNN and elsewhere. The longer these regulars linger in these snake pits, the more they begin to “accommodate their talking partners on the Left-Center,” the more they labor “to smooth rough edges,” the more they move to “marginalize their own right wing,” and “distance themselves from those who seem more conservative in their principles than the goal of bridge–building might render acceptable.” (From “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed.”)
The coda to every article written by the presstitutes exalting Hillary’s “heroic” tax disclosure asserts that, “By not releasing [his taxes] during the campaign, [Trump] is breaking with a 40-year bipartisan tradition of transparency expected of presidential nominees,” and that “there is nothing to prevent Trump from doing the same during an audit.”
Oh yes there is.
Clinton will never be perp-walked for flouting state secrecy laws, much less audited, or, conversely, criminalized by the IRS in the course of an audit. Were he merely to be accused of tax violations; Mr. Trump is certain to be destroyed by both political factions.
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty,” forewarned Thomas Jefferson. When it comes to the IRS, Jefferson’s bar has been met. Trump needs to be very afraid.
From the glowing reports about Clinton’s tax releases we learn, too, that as charity, “The couple gave $1 million to their private Clinton Family Foundation,” which is, the media monolith asserts forcefully, entirely “different than the Clinton Foundation that has been the subject of scrutiny.”
If you say so.
Before the Trump tax onslaught came the unnerving specter of Trump Tower being scaled by a man seeking “a meeting with the candidate.” Sticking to its mandate to disregard or downplay the real dangers to Mr. Trump, the media collective saw nothing remotely ominous about a man with a kitbag, willing to risk death by climbing to the candidate’s abode. It was all quite droll really.
Conversely, the same sorts hollered “assassination” when Trump (who has a record of speaking incoherently) made an inarticulate, but straightforward, comment regarding the power of the gun lobby and its vast constituency (you and me) to stop the Clinton agenda.
Certainly every Ordinary Joe with a funny bone in America chuckled at Trump’s Russia repartee—the call for Russia (or any hacker) to locate Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. Trump’s tongue was obviously firmly in his cheek. But to media, this well-aimed barb about Hillary’s carelessness with classified email was a signal to develop a storyline about Trump as … a Russian sleeper, the inspiration for the FX spy series, “The Americans.”
Still on the topic of spies, Iran has executed an American asset in an act that appears linked as effect to cause to Hillary’s infamous emails. Poor Shahram Amiri had the misfortune of being discussed by the secretary of state’s staff on her insecure server. The correlation between Amiri’s demise might not be as strong as the Iran ransom-release cause-and-effect; but it deserves serious consideration.
Not according to Cable Clinton. Those who wondered whether the Iranian nuclear scientist executed by Iran for treason might have lived, if not for Hillary’s recklessness, were quickly dubbed conspiracy theorists.
Trump remained jovial and full-of-life at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where a baby with big lungs was disturbing the peace. But the deadpan zombies under discussion panned him for his alleged anti-baby comments. Trump, who really does have the most resilient of temperaments, simply shrugged and coined a funny term: Pavarotti Baby.
To borrow from a phrase Trump repeats a lot—even more so than the Second Amendment, reality is “under siege” by a colony of cretinous correspondents and commentators.
August 13, 2016
ILANA Mercer is the author of “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016), and “Into The Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa” (2011). She has been writing an acclaimed, weekly, paleolibertarian column—begun in Canada—since 1999. Ilana’s online homes are www.IlanaMercer.com & www.BarelyABlog.com. Follow her on https://twitter.com/IlanaMercer.