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by Stephen Lendman

According to a June 19 – 21 Harvard-Harris poll conducted among 2,258 registered US voters, 62% of respondents answered “yes” when asked:

“Do you think there exists a campaign to delegitimize President Trump and his administration or not?”

87% of Republicans think so, 63% of independents, even 40% of Democrats.

The daily media-proliferated anti-Trump drumbeat, bashing him relentlessly for the wrong reasons, not the right ones, is clear evidence of a campaign wanting his legitimacy destroyed.

Phony accusations about nonexistent Russian US election hacking, along with alleged/unproved improper or illegal Trump team’s connection to Moscow are the main tactics used against him – despite no credible evidence suggesting what’s claimed.

The poll showed also two-thirds of respondents believe congressional and FBI investigations of Russia are “hurting the country.”

Most respondents said “Deep State” leaks aim to “unseat” Trump. A June YouGov poll showed 70% of Americans believe establishment media are biased against him, saying they “report stories in a light that’s partial to who owns them.”

The notion of a free press in America and other Western societies is pure fantasy – other than independent alternative media. Journalist AJ Liebling (1904 – 1963) once said press freedom is only for “those who own one.”

Today’s media giants feature sanitized news and information, not what’s fit to print and report, suppressed when it conflicts with official government policies.

One of numerous NYT daily anti-Trump propaganda pieces ludicrously blustered “America…is hanging by a thread (with Trump) playing with the shears.”

The commentary hyped willful deception about Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016, claiming it reflects “Russia and its government’s support for his father,” disgracefully adding:

“This is clear evidence of collusion and pushing disturbingly close to the possibility of other crimes including treason…”

Fact: It’s “evidence” of nothing more than private citizens meeting, unconnected to Russia or anything improper or illegal.

Fact: In its relentless campaign to denigrate Trump, The Times consistently features vilifying propaganda, eschewing real news, information and analysis, banned on its pages.

The Times: The Trump Jr./Veselnitskaya meeting “may well be the clearest link between the Trump campaign and the Russians…”

Fact: The claim is a bald-faced lie!

The Times: “Trump is president by a combination of the most despicable factors: a Russian cyberattack, voter suppression, racial anxiety and rampant sexism.”

Fact: The Times spent eight years praising Obama, ignoring his high crimes at home and abroad. Now it’s denigrating Trump for the wrong reasons – because he defeated Hillary, the candidate it provided press agent services for throughout the campaign.

The above Times hit piece and numerous others like it amount to vicious ad hominem attacks, while ignoring legitimate reasons to criticize Trump – mainly his wars of aggression in multiple theaters the self-styled newspaper of record supports.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
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.