The Hysterical Absurdity of the Modern Media

Originally published at Fox News. : Opinion 

The Atlantic Calling Trump Speech Radical Religious Paranoia
The Atlantic Calling Trump Speech Radical Religious Paranoia
Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

USA – -( Last Wednesday, I wrote about President Trump’s remarkable address to the Polish people in Warsaw on July 6 2017 that he made before attending the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Today, I’d like to discuss the hysterical, absurd, and truly looney response that many in the media had to it.

Throughout his speech, President Trump did a wonderful job highlighting the strong, enduring relationships the United States has with Poland and our NATO allies, the tremendous importance of maintaining these relationships, and the need to band together to defeat ISIS and other enemies of Western civilization.

To any normal American, the speech was likely reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan’s address to the British Parliament in 1982 or speeches made by Sir Winston Churchill and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the World War II era.

But the leftwing media saw something entirely different.

One article in The Atlantic ( ) described the speech as “racial and religious paranoia,” saying “to be considered Western, a country must be largely Christian (preferably Protestant or Catholic) and largely white.” Then, I suppose to support its faulty thesis, the article wrongly suggests that there’s some confusion about whether Latin American countries are a part of Western civilization – saying while they are mostly Christian, “by U.S. standards, they’re not clearly white.”

This is a perfect example of the writer creating a false definition, then projecting it upon Latin America. He ignores that modern Latin American civilization was developed by settlers from Western Europe and that the leader of the Catholic Church (a cornerstone of Western culture) is from Argentina.

This is either profoundly ignorant or delusional.

Vox Calling Trump Speech and Alt-Right Manifesto
Vox Calling Trump Speech and Alt-Right Manifesto

A story for Vox Media ( ) called the speech “an alt-right manifesto” because Trump urged NATO allies to “fight like the Poles – for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.” Those seem like pretty normal American values to me. After all, it’s the Declaration of Independence that states Americans “hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

It makes me wonder if these words penned by Thomas Jefferson would be considered alt-right, by Vox’s definition.

Slate Hysteria on Trump Poland Speech
Slate's Hysteria on Trump's Poland Speech

A writer at Slate ( )  claimed Trump’s only definable ideology was “white American chauvinism” and said the speech in Warsaw, “fit comfortably into a long history of white nationalist rhetoric.” Really? The editors at Slate must have missed when the President said that “above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person, and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom.”

The truth is, the media is so frenzied in its disdain for the President, it is operating in a distorted version of reality. As I explain in my #1 New York Times best-selling book, Understanding Trump, members of the media cannot accept that the American people chose Donald Trump to represent them, so they have turned to a false world of facts in an effort to wage war on the White House. They might find it useful, however, to consider what President Reagan said to the British Parliament in 1982: “self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.”

While it is not surprising that the media attacked President Trump’s Warsaw speech – they were committed to doing that regardless of what he said – the offensive against Western civilization is simply baffling.

Western civilization grew out of centuries of spiritual and intellectual thought going back to Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome. It has produced foundational documents such as the Magna Carta – part of the bedrock for our concept that all people are equal under the law.

To suggest that Western civilization is racist or intolerant, is to deny the fabric by which our modern society has evolved – particularly in the United States. The effects of Western civilization on the world have amounted to a continual pattern of technological advancement, the creation of free markets, healthy competition, enforcement of the rule of law, and the promotion of freedom of thought.

This last hallmark points to the most absurd aspect of the media railing against Western civilization: Without it, there is no free press.

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  • 8 thoughts on “The Hysterical Absurdity of the Modern Media

    1. I don’t see the media talking about Ted Kennedy and the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Today is the anniversary of her mysterious death. Here is what happened. Shortly after leaving a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy of Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tide-swept pond. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. The senator did not report the fatal car accident for 10 hours. The questions where were they going and what took so long to report the accident have never been answered.

      1. That’s why you should never be around a Kennedy who’s been drinking booze if you’re a female – historically proven to be bad news. Chappaquiddick Ted got away with murder and has had to answer for his crimes to a higher power.

        Good bye and good riddance.

        Now if we could just get Pelosi, Waters, Sharpton, Schumer, Feinswine et al to get on that same bus, we’d be in good shape.

    2. There is nothing remotely racist or “White-Centric” in the speech. It expresses an almost uniquely American sentiment, arising from our Founder’s belief in the English Enlightenment Movement’s philosophy. What’s more, the only kind of person who could even SEE racist undertones, let alone themes, in that speech, must himself, be a confirmed racist, one who sees racial background as the underlying motivator in all human behavior. The “Anti-White Racism” seen in the media and at many of our universities today is no less despicable (and for the same reasons), than the “Anti-Black or Brown Racism” we Americans put behind us in the 1960s and ’70s. Any person with even a rudimentary knowledge of our Founders beliefs, knows that America was founded by men who believed in the inherent dignity and equality of all humans, a point Trump made very clearly and explicitly in his speech in Poland. Yes, our Founders were unable to get rid of slavery at the beginning. Let’s keep in mind that hundreds of thousands of Americans later died to correct that wrong in the mid-19th century. Further, they did it for inherently philosophical, altruistic reasons. Certainly no Union soldiers ever expected to benefit personally from freeing the slaves in the South. Why then, did hundreds of thousands go into battle (no small thing, I assure you!) to fight for their freedom? Why did thousands of WHITE Americans demonstrate, and agitate, and vote, in support of equal rights for minorities in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s? Was THAT “White Privilege?” Can any sane and rational person really believe that White Americans went to all that trouble to get rid of segregation and Jim Crow laws because they thought it would benefit THEM? Of course not! We did it because it was morally RIGHT, and was in conformance with our founding principles. So when the modern Anti-White Racists rail about “White Privilege” they are full of it. They are, at best, ignorant, and have no idea what they are talking about, or at worst, are anti-American fascists. Yes Fascists! Those with any knowledge of history know that fascism is a sub-set of socialism-the ultimate fascists were the NAZIs, the German “National Socialist Worker’s Party,” and Bernie, Hillary, and the modern Democrat Party, not to mention the utterly misnamed “Antifa movement,” are the modern progeny of socialism. So, when next you find some ignorant racist in the media, or academia for that matter, ranting about how bad White people are today, and how much privilege we have, maybe you should ask them to explain why, and how, our current egalitarian laws ensuring minority rights came to be, and who supported and passed them, and why we did it, even to our own disadvantage (if, to be consistent, you persist in looking at thingsfromn a racial perspective). And if any of you modern racists think this post defines ME as a racist, I’d ask you, when I marched with MLK Jr. – where were YOU? You haven’t earned the RIGHT to call me racist!

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    3. “We White people took you colored savages out of the Stone Age and into the modern era and this is how you repay us?!” – Newt.

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