(NationalSentinel) The Presidency: Despite the fact that Barack Obama prosecuted more journalists under espionage statutes than any president before him, the so-called “mainstream media” adored him, covered for his administration, and madly came to his defense whenever he was attacked by his political opponents.
At no time did the press tolerate anything even resembling a threat to him or his family, let along even when he was mocked.
All of that seems to have changed now.
Suddenly, in the age of Donald J. Trump, threats to the president and his family are not only okay, but seemingly encouraged. The latest outrage comes from has-been rapper Snoop Dogg, who appeared to “shoot” a clown resembling the president in a recently released video. (RELATED: Trump: ‘Snoop would be in jail’ if he ‘shot’ Obama on video)
The video was severely criticized by Republicans; silent, as usual – since it was directed at the president of the opposition party – were Democrats.
The Hill noted:
Turn on TV or browse your newsfeeds on social media, and you will be bombarded with polemics about the sky falling and credible threats of violence against conservative figures.
The FBI investigated a threat to kill Milo Yiannoupolis for the audacity to want to speak on a college campus. Threats against former Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder’s wife caused him to withdraw himself from consideration. Multiple intimidatory remarks haunted members of the Trump-voting Electoral College. President Trump has been the target of declarations of violence on a near daily basis.
And yet, when it comes to this constant flow of threats, there seems to be little outrage from the nation’s leading journalists and pundits.
Even the first lady is not limits. Another “rapper,” Bow Wow, from Atlanta, tweeted out that the president should “shut the f*ck up” or he and “uncle” Snoop Dogg would force Melania Trump into prostitution on their behalf.
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That’s not just improper and sick, it’s unacceptable. Or it should be.
The media has largely glossed over these serious threats with a shrug. A simple Google search on Snoop Dogg’s assassination video, for example, yields virtually no mainstream editorials expressing disgust. It’s almost as if there’s an overarching belief among the media that Trump brought this upon himself.
All of these actions underlines what’s been obvious for a while now: The calls by President Obama for “civility” after the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords were never genuine. The left only uses such efforts as a cudgel to silence their political foes, then turns around to call them Hitler when needed.
The selective outrage is deafening. Obama was certainly the target of vicious remarks, but the calls for outright violence from the left have received nowhere near the same attention in the press as conservatives received during the Obama years.
At some point all of the Trump hate will result in convincing some unintelligent, weak-minded fool to commit violence against the president or his family. God forbid it should happen, but when it does, every single Alt-Left pundit and Democrat who refused to speak out against such asinine stupidity as that demonstrated by Snoop and Bow Wow, among others, will bear responsibility.