Bill O’Reilly the disrespectful Fox pundit has finally lost his stage. He has dominated that network for 20 years and he is revered by millions. Sponsors were fleeing and activists were protesting and finally the decision was made but what will the long term impact be for the network? Fox News is the president’s network of choice. He quotes unsubstantiated claims as fact and he has been one of O’Reilly’s chief supporters. The network will not change and they will simply elevate someone from their clan of conservatives and that person or persons will pick up the flag and gallop enthusiastically toward the land of alternative facts.
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From the Woodlawn Villager
By Joni L. Reynolds
Back in the good ole days the truth was not a subjective concept. It was bold and emphatic and you had to agree with it. Black was Black. Up was up, and down was down, but those days are gone. The truth has become a subjective concept subject to individual interpretation. I can remember watching Oprah and her saying the guest was “speaking her own truth”. What is her truth? Isn’t it just truth? We now live in the land where everyone has their own truth. Absolutes are challenged and we see this everywhere especially in our politics. We have been introduced to “alternative facts”, which are facts that conflict with the accepted proven facts. We now have the ability to watch news that affirms our opinion.
The days of Walter Cronkite are so far gone he has been replaced by Sean Hannity and Chris Matthews. Each one speaking the truth to their particular audience. So, both audiences walk away armed with their own truth and ready to defend it. How did we get here and is there any way we will ever accept one real truth?
Over the past few weeks we have seen President Trump accuse President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the election. He had no evidence to support this information he tweeted to the world. This was his truth and he sent his minions and several government agencies in search of evidence to back up his truth. So far none has been uncovered, but Trump still holds fast to his truth.
So, we are left wondering where is truth and will we ever all be able to say in unison the sky is blue.
Bill O’Reilly seems like the boy in grade school bullying a smart girl. She gives her answer and he calls her ugly. He would not commit on Congressman Waters argument he decides to zero in on her wig. What a small man. Share your thoughts.
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Donald Trump embraced the birther conspiracy and rode it into the White House. He only abandoned it or stopped talking about it when it no longer served his diabolical purpose. Many people thought that when he actually assumed office he would develop a presidential restraint, but we can see that is not happening. Last Tuesday night we saw a glimpse of a real president when he addressed a joint session of Congress and he some saw this as a real turning point but the change was short-lived. Over the weekend he returned to the real Donald…the reality tv Donald. He is the say anything Donald including accusing former President Obama of approving wiretapping at Trump Tower. He said this during one of his Twitter Fits over the weekend. He has nothing to back up his claims other than articles written by his conspiracy theorists pals. It is painful to see his minions come on camera and attempt to defend the indefensible. They are calling for an investigation. An investigation of what? The media is making an effort to hold their feet to the fire as they continue defense of the indefensible. President Obama never really called Trump a liar but now is the time. When you are in a street fight it comes a time that you have to put the rules on the shelve and fight fist for fist. Trump has to be stopped. He is the president but it is time to call a lie a lie and this is not a case of “alternative facts” this is simply straight up lying.
Today we celebrate the Presidents. Over the past 240 years we have had 45 men occupy the office. We have not always agreed with their stance on issues, but we have respected the office. In 2017 that has become difficult, but not impossible. We have got to respect the office, but the current occupant has to earn our respect, and that can not be achieved when the occupant is fast and loose with the truth. When we hear him talking about what happened in Sweden last night, and the Swedes ask “what is he smoking?” We have to recognize we have a problem. Throughout the campaign he made outrageous statements to the cheers of his adoring 40% and many said after the victory he would start acting presidential, but he has not changed. He is still loose with the tongue and that is to our detriment. Yes, he is the president and we can give up on the ridiculous thought that at some point he will start acting presidential. That is simply not going to happen.
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President Obama has lived the last 8 years under a microscope. Everything he did was analyzed, over analyzed and re-analyzed. He was accused of being a celebrity. When he went on late night talk shows he was accused of being undignified, but that was before we got the Tweeter-in-chief. He tweets about everything and nothing and his acts are labeled as a new way of handling the office. He is a new kind of president. Dignity is no longer a part of the discussion. He has a cabinet of millionaires and billionaires that are now charged with handling the problems of the masses. The masses they pass on the streets while riding in their stretch limousines. It is a new day in DC. Not a better simply a new day. Tonight I sit waiting for President Obama’s Farewell Address and I am saddened to see him go. He was and is a class act. It is sad to say his successor is not.