You can’t make this stuff up! Our little “community” newspaper, The Union, is running an ad on page A10 this morning titled “Is Your President a Muslim”? I swear. On the back of the front section. It is from none other than Frank Pinney, who submitted a “Global Warming Hoax” ad last November — that The Union dutifully ran (after collecting some money from Frank).
Like all newspapers, The Union does not have to accept a paid ad. It is an issue of judgment. As one reader wrote about Pinney’s ad last year: ” “Does The Union blindly accept anything, no matter how untrue or derogatory, as long as it is a paid ad?” I guess it does.
Here’s an excerpt from “Is Your President a Muslim”: “Obama appears Muslim in all his actions but claimed just to practice a weird kind of Christianity with Reverend Wright. However, if he carried an ID card stating he was an active radical Muslim terrorist, tell me which of his actions over these 8 years would be any different or any worse for America?”
Then there’s the “regular” in The Union, Norm Sauer, a piece of political work in his own right. Here’s an excerpt from Norm’s column: “We need a warrior, a ruthless fighter, and a patriot…We have these qualities in Donald J. Trump … While the propaganda mainstream media has incessantly urged women to hate Mr. Trump, many nevertheless still realize this presidential election is not about social justice but rather saving our exceptionally great country, its Constitution and the Bill of Rights.”
Yes he wrote that. So let me get this straight: According to Sauer, Trump makes shocking and vulgar statements about women here (“Donald Trump on getting women? Grab them by the p****) and here (“Donald Trump’s ‘blood’ comment about Megyn Kelly draws outrage)”, yet it is the media that is “incessantly urging women to hate Mr. Trump (not his own actions). Sauer comes across as a bonafide idiot!
And The Union published it. Just as it published a paid political ad titled “Is Your President a Muslim”? to make a buck. How’s that for “community” journalism? This blog will never, ever, run out of material! Good going Publisher Don Rogers and Editor Brian Hamilton!