The mainstream media continues to give Donald Trump a pass as they ignore his real scandals. It is the height of privilege with tacit misogyny. It is judging by different standards.
Donald Trump's scandals ignored
As I write this watching CNN and MSNBC in split screen, my disgust with the derelict media continues. These four stories are examples of either current suits or completed investigations that proves Trump is unfit for office morally. His debate performances and his unhinged behavior throughout the campaign already proved he is unfit intellectually and temperamentally.
It is a dereliction of duty of the free press' implementation of the First Amendment that should inflame all Americans. Is there any doubt why bloggers and online personalities have more credibility that the excuse we now have for the mainstream media? Many good journalists are operating behind corporate media with restricts the good work they want to do.
Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored
The original lawsuit claimed Trump raped the then-13-year-old plaintiff in the 1990s. There was also a second anonymous woman, known as “Tiffany Doe.” She said that Epstein had her pick up teenage girls for his parties. One of these girls was Jane, and Tiffany said she witnessed Trump and Epstein rape the plaintiff several times.
The new complaint adds a third woman. She’s known in court documents as “Joan Doe.”
Donald Trump’s Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Orders
Kurt Eichenwald's very well researched and investigate piece details the mockery Donald Trump makes and continue to make on our judicial system. He is guilty of real offenses in which he destroyed legally requested documents. Eichenwald wrote the following.
When asked about the missing documents, he made a shocking admission: The Trumps had been destroying their corporate records for the previous six months and had no document-retention program. They had conducted no inspections to determine which files might have been sought in the discovery requests or might otherwise be related to the case. Instead, in order to “save space,” Trump testified, officials with his company had been tossing documents into the shredder and garbage.The government dashed to court, seeking sanctions against the Trumps. Prosecutors asked the judge to allow them to search through the corporate files or simply declare the Trumps in default and enter a judgment against them. The judge opted to allow the government access to the company offices so they could find the records themselves.
Trump boasts about his philanthropy. But his giving falls short of his words
The Washington Post's David A. Fahrenthold wrote an investigative piece where he exposed Donald Trump as a bold face poser and a liar. Fahrenthold proved that Trump is not the philanthropist he claims he is. The very first story in Fahrenthold's piece is probative.
In the fall of 1996, a charity called the Association to Benefit Children held a ribbon-cutting in Manhattan for a new nursery school serving children with AIDS. The bold-faced names took seats up front. There was then-Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani (R) and former mayor David Dinkins (D). TV stars Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford, who were major donors. And there was a seat saved for Steven Fisher, a developer who had given generously to build the nursery.
Then, all of a sudden, there was Donald Trump. “Nobody knew he was coming,” said Abigail Disney, another donor sitting on the dais. “There’s this kind of ruckus at the door, and I don’t know what was going on, and in comes Donald Trump. [He] just gets up on the podium and sits down.”
Trump was not a major donor. He was not a donor, period. He’d never given a dollar to the nursery or the Association to Benefit Children, according to Gretchen Buchenholz, the charity’s executive director then and now. But now he was sitting in Fisher’s seat, next to Giuliani. “Frank Gifford turned to me and said, ‘Why is he here?’ ” Buchenholz recalled recently. By then, the ceremony had begun. There was nothing to do.
From Russia With Trump: A Political Conflict Zone
There many stories detailing Donald Trump's international conflicts of interest. ABC's Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross wrote a piece that got coverage for a day and then summarily forgotten as the coverage reverted to the ridiculous. Ther wrote the following.
As questions have been raised about Trump’s business interests with Russians, the candidate has sought to distance himself from Moscow. “For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia,” he wrote on Twitter in July.He later told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “Will I sell condos to Russians on occasion? Probably. I mean I do that. I have a lot of condos. I do that. But I have no relationship to Russia whatsoever."
But an ABC News investigation found he has numerous connections to Russian interests both in the U.S. and abroad. “The level of business amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars -- what he received as a result of interaction with Russian businessmen,” said Sergei Millian, who heads a U.S.-Russia business group and who says he once helped market Trump’s U.S. condos in Russia and the former Soviet states. “They were happy to invest with him, and they were happy to work with Donald Trump. And they were happy to associate—[and] be associated with Donald Trump.”
Questions about Trump’s posture towards Russia have been a recurring issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. They have come from Democrats and Republicans, many of whom expressed surprise at Trump’s flattering remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin, even as the official U.S. stance has grown increasingly frosty.
But it does not end there. Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald wrote the seminal piece on Donald Trumps international conflicts of interest titled "How the Trump Organization's Foreign Business Ties Could Upend U.S. National Security." It received some coverage but not near the coverage it should receive. Eichenwald said the following.
A close examination by Newsweek of the Trump Organization, including confidential interviews with business executives and some of its international partners, reveals an enterprise with deep ties to global financiers, foreign politicians and even criminals, although there is no evidence the Trump Organization has engaged in any illegal activities. It also reveals a web of contractual entanglements that could not be just canceled. If Trump moves into the White House and his family continues to receive any benefit from the company, during or even after his presidency, almost every foreign policy decision he makes will raise serious conflicts of interest and ethical quagmires.
This presidential election is more important than most. There is no do-over. Our media continue to fail all Americans, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, Greens alike. It is imperative that everyone with a platform, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, SnapChat, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) use their sphere of influence to keep all Americans informed. Share. Be the media.