(National Sentinel)Â Crumbling Institution: As Hurricane Florence plods towards the Carolinas, bringing with it 140-plus-mile-per-hour winds and as much as 40 inches of rain, you’d think that the ‘mainstream’ media would want to know the details about how the Trump administration is planning to deal with the emergency.
But you’d be wrong — because, again, we’re talking about the “mainstream” media, the same institution that is stricken with Trump Derangement Syndrome and hatred for more than half the country.
Instead, reporters were peppering administration officials including the president, FEMA, andÂ Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen with questions about an alleged transfer of DHS funds that hasÂ nothing at all to doÂ with the hurricane and everything to do with a Leftist Democrats’ political agenda.
TheÂ Washington Times reported:
A topÂ FEMAÂ official attempted Wednesday to warn people in the path of HurricaneÂ FlorenceÂ but instead had to shoot down reportersâ€™ questions about whether the Trump administration wasted disaster funds on its illegal immigration agenda.
Jeff Byard,Â theÂ Federal Emergency Management Agencyâ€™s associate administrator for response and recovery, said the important issue was that the hurricane would be a â€œMike Tyson punch to the Carolina coastâ€ and people had to heed evacuation orders.
But reporters at a press conference atÂ FEMAâ€™s Washington headquarters wanted to know about Sen. Jeff Merkleyâ€™s claim that the Trump administration diverted $10 million fromÂ FEMAÂ to ICE for housing illegal immigrants caught up in the President Trumpâ€™s zero tolerance policy at the border.
The Oregon Democrat showed budget documents about the fund transfer Tuesday on the â€œRachel Maddow Show.â€
As usual, an elected Democrat andÂ MSNBC were 150 percentÂ wrong in their accusations.
As Byard explained, those funds didÂ not come from FEMA but rather “a pot of money at headquarters, covering employee training, travel, purchase card expenses and the like,” the Times reported.
What’s more, DHS officials said that money couldn’t be spent on disaster reliefÂ anyway, because doing soÂ would be against the law.
But how many people watching Maddow and this idiot Democrat Tuesday night are now walking around angry at POTUS Trump over an allegation that isÂ completely false?
No wonder the vast majority of Americans haveÂ no trust whatsoeverÂ anymore in an institution known (once upon a time) as the “Fourth Estate.”
In a separate story, the Times reported the results of a just-released survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation that shows, again, how Americans’ trust of the mediaÂ has tanked and isn’t likely to return anytime soon.
â€œThe news media, like many other major U.S. institutions, has suffered from a decline in public confidence in recent years. A key question for the future of the news media, as well as for U.S. democracy, is whether that trust is lost for good,â€ says the poll, which was released Tuesday.
â€œMost U.S. adults, including more than 9 in 10 Republicans, say they personally have lost trust in the news media in recent years. At the same time, 69 percent of those who have lost trust say that trust can be restored,â€ researchers wrote.
The biggest criticisms? Lack of accuracy and too much Left-wing bias.
â€œSixty-nine percent of U.S. adults in the current survey say their trust in the news media has decreased in the past decade. Just 4 percent say their trust has increased, while 26 percent indicate their trust has not changed,” said researchers.
“Republicans (94 percent) and political conservatives (95 percent) are nearly unanimous in saying their trust in the media has decreased in the past decade. However, declining trust is not just confined to the political right â€” 75 percent of independents and 66 percent of moderates indicate they are less trusting than they were 10 years ago.â€
A deeper dig into the results, however, show far more Democrats than Republicans who have a lot of trust in the media. So what doesÂ that tell you?
It tells us that the so-called mainstream media in America, which was kept free and independent of government control by our founders via the First Amendment, has decided on its own to ‘regulate’ what Americans hear, see, and are permitted to know.
And as such, Americans are responding by turning their backs.
The establishment media is dead. It no longer exists as an American institution worthy of our trust and respect. It only exists as a propaganda division of the Democratic Party.
That helps explain why they are unable to ‘destroy’ POTUS Trump by convincing his supporters to abandon him. No one believes them anymore.