WaPo Rains on Trump’s Parade

President Donald Trump
January 20, 2017
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January 21, 2017
WaPo Rains on Trump’s Inaugural Parade
by Stephen Lendman
The neocon, CIA house organ Washington Post called Trump’s inaugural address “a sharp disappointment” – no surprise from a broadsheet maliciously denigrating him throughout the political season and post-election period.
Instead of praising an admirable straight talk address, omitting phony rosy scenario hyperbole, WaPo lied, claiming he “painted a false picture of an impoverished, crime-ridden country that has been cheated and victimized by Washington elites and grasping interests abroad.”
Fact: In his 16-minute address, Trump only touched on how bad things really are for most Americans, punished by state-imposed third world conditions, cheated and abused by previous administrations since the neoliberal 90s.
WaPo: “America’s economy has rebounded from the 2008-2009 recession and is now outperforming other advanced industrial democracies.”
Fact: Protracted Main Street Depression conditions resemble the 1930s for tens of millions of Americans – out of work, out of luck, ignored and abused by bipartisan complicity for far too long, what WaPo and other media scoundrels won’t admit and explain.
WaPo: “(T)he Constitution…was ordained…to ‘establish justice’ and to ‘secure the blessings of liberty.”
Fact: America’s founders created a government of men, not laws. “We the people” meant them, not us.
Fact: The Constitution was no masterpiece of political architecture. Jefferson believed it should be updated every 20 years to make it relevant to the times. It’s way outdated.
Fact: Mischaracterized as the Constitution’s father, James Madison was unimpressed with the document – disapprovingly calling it “better than nothing.”
WaPo: “The United States over the decades has done well by doing good; American generosity, and its support for fair global rules, fostered prosperity in Europe and Asia and beyond, which in turn redounded to the United States’ advantage at home.”
Fact: What nonsense! America does “good” for itself by imperial wars, plundering resources of other nations and exploiting their people, harming its own population the same way.
WaPo saying Trump’s address reflected “a dark vision” disparaged his impressive straight talk, rarely heard by leaders anywhere.
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.