The media are the masters of nuance and they use their talent to manipulate the public. Reporters don’t report, they editorialize but they do it subtly. That is why it is important to accept nothing they say without checking!
The entire media, left and right, is trying to destroy Donald Trump which is why I am compelled to tell the other side. John Kasich, Republican candidate for president, plans to spend $2 million on ads to damage Trump’s reputation as one example, but CNN has them all beat.
Trump was asked about Muslim databases but Trump was answering as if they were talking about databases regarding illegal immigrants. He was talking about management, not singling out Muslims.
A CNN article quoted Trump as saying he would “certainly implement a national database for US Muslims” and it included a selectively-edited video. Trump didnt say that, the reporter did.
If you click the link and listen to the video, you will find that they only included the first exchange. He wasn’t talking about only tracking Muslims, he wants to track all of the illegal immigrants. He’s only talking about illegal immigrants, not legal immigrants, Muslim or otherwise.
Listen to the CNN clip, hear how they described the exchange, and then read or listen to the entire exchange. A reporter caught Trump off to the side and unawares and after he was walking off the stage after two hours of talking first off and, secondly, Trump was not talking about only tracking Muslims. He was ONLY talking about illegal immigrants. I would have added that we should track people here on visas – student and tourist visas – that is only common sense.
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “Should there be a database system that tracks the Muslims here in this country?”
TRUMP: “There should be a lot of systems, beyond database. We should have a lot of systems. And today, you can do it. But right now, we have to have a border, we have to have strength, we have to have a wall, and we cannot let what’s happening to this country happen and ignore it.”
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “Is that something your White House would like to implement?”
TRUMP: “Oh, I would certainly implement that. Absolutely.”
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “What do you think of the effect of that. How would that work?”
TRUMP: “It would stop people from coming in illegally. We have to stop people from coming in to our country illegally.” [crosstalk]
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “[indecipherable] specifically how do you actually get them registered in the base?
TRUMP: “It would be just good management. What you have to do, is good management procedures. And we can do that.”
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “Do you intend to go to mosques to have these people signed up?”
TRUMP: “Different places. You’d sign them up at different — but it’s all about management. Our country has no management. Who is that?” [crosstalk]
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “Would they have [indecipherable] in this database —“ [crosstalk]
TRUMP: “They have to be — let me just tell you — the key is people can come to the country, but they have to come in legally. Thank you very much.”
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “Mr. Trump, why would Muslim database would not be the same thing as, acquiring Jews to register Nazi Germany? What would be the difference? Is there a difference between the two?”
TRUMP: “Who — who you with?”
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “I am with NBC News. Is there difference between requiring Muslims to registering Jews [indecipherable]”
TRUMP: “You tell me, you tell me.”
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “Do you believe?”
TRUMP: “Why don’t you tell me?”
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “Do you believe that is —“
TRUMP: “You tell me.”
UNKNOWN REPORTER: “Should Muslims be, I mean, fearful? Will there be consequences if they don’t register?” [crosstalk]
CNN has selectively edited in the past when it suits their narrative and they want to drum up readership. They did that in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case. They took blurred photos of him after the confrontation so it looked like Zimmerman wasn’t hurt and they – as well as the NY Times – referred to him as white. When it became obvious he was half-Hispanic and identified and Hispanic, they called him a white-Hispanic not too obviously manipulative!
I’m not trying to defend Zimmerman, just presenting the distortions by the media.
Watch the full clip:
What the media is doing to Donald Trump over his alleged comments about “Muslim databases” is unconscionable. Trump said later that “a reporter suggested a Muslim database, not me”. That’s true but The Washington Post said he’s trying to say he didn’t say what he said.
This is what Trump tweeted, explaining that he wants a watch list. We already have one and need to do a better job of keeping it updated. The database includes all manner of terrorists, not just Muslims but it’s not in good shape. He tweeted about terrorists.
Carson said, “We should have a database on everybody”, which seems to be what Trump was saying and that is the question he should have been asked.
Republicans blasted Trump as well – lots of points and great benefits in that.
In conclusion, it appears Trump is talking about illegal immigrants and terrorists. We need to hear more from Trump, not the media. The media has to stop trying to pick our candidates.
People might disagree with me on this and that’s perfectly fine, but it’s important people hear the entire clip and compare. The truth must be told, but we should be concentrating on Obama’s incompetence.
Trump explained what he meant to Kimberly Guilfoyle this evening, saying that he wants a database of all the Syrians Obama is taking in now.