You’ve heard the old saw, “Don’t shoot the messenger.” For at least one Trump supporter in Minnesota, it is hanging and not shooting they have in mind.
And it is no surprise really, given the abuse Donald Trump has heaped on journalists for reporting his actual words during the campaign.
Reuters’ Patricia Zengerle tweeted this image:
Again, our photographer took this in Minnesota. I had the location wrong the first time. Apologies. pic.twitter.com/OwuCt7WAUr
— Patricia Zengerle (@ReutersZengerle) November 6, 2016
That’s right: Trump’s base is so afraid of facts, so afraid of the truth, that they’d rather kill those who bring it to them than hear it.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) November 7, 2016
Yes, Katy, you did. You quoted words people actually said. And that’s a no-no in a dictatorship of the sort Donald Trump proposes for our country. After all, if his pal Putin can do it, why not our orange-haired oligarch?
It is a shame just shutting somebody out doesn’t actually change any facts, as Trump and his base will find out on November 8. And one of those facts and one of the saddest is all the help the mainstream media has given Trump by ignoring his own very real scandals to push right wing lies about Hillary Clinton.
As Dan Rather has reminded us, “far too many of the press…gave Trump an open mic and treated his many serious transgressions with indifference and false equivalence.” When they fail to do that, fail to toe the Trump line, it’s a hanging offense.
We have seen some truly appalling things said by Donald Trump and his deplorables, but proposing murdering somebody because you don’t like that they’re telling you what their candidate said, is truly terrifying.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.