We don't believe you.
As a person with four decades in newspapering, now retired, I do not blame your readers in the least.
This election cycle has shown that the news business is dominated by social justice warriors who push a narrative rather than tell stories in a fair and balanced manner.
Actually, we've been aware of that for quite some time, which is one reason why this particular site exists - I pay good money each and every month to maintain this outlet because since few others seem willing to do the legwork required to produce actual information (which means looking into stories from all perspectives; something we used to refer to as "journalism"), there seems to be a real need. Surber is absolutely correct, and it must be disheartening to a guy who spent four decades as a journalist.
How clueless, how utterly and adorably clueless you are.
The vast majority of the American people -- both left, right, and neither -- do not believe you.
The power of the press is its credibility.
And yet, in California, the struggle for credibility continues despite the fact that most sane people view the state as essentially a bowl of granola: what ain't fruits and nuts is flakes. Naturally, The New York Times portrays their opposition to the representative Republic as a "Vanguard of the Resistance". Because Trump.
The state lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, who is running for governor, said California could use its stringent environmental protection law to block Mr. Trump from building a wall along the Mexican border. In Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are pressing bills to expand environmental protections, provide legal assistance for immigrants facing deportation and raise gasoline taxes to pay for highway construction.
Democratic members of the California delegation to Congress are lining up to announce they will not attend the inauguration of Mr. Trump. And in Los Angeles, Sheila Kuehl, a member of the powerful county board of supervisors, has started what she has called “Operation Monkey Wrench,” urging people, including state and federal government workers, to systematically disrupt Trump policies that run counter to California laws and policies.
“I am encouraging people to engage in any way they can to slow down anything that might come from the federal departments and Congress,” she said. “You can’t just be dormant when fascism is growing.”
And Kuehl is correct: fascism is growing. Where she is wrong, of course, lies in her failure to notice that it's all coming from the Left.
When George H. W. Bush was president, the denizens of Portland, Oregon behaved in such a manner that the place was referred to as "Little Beirut". Justifiably so. When Clinton was elected, we saw no such behavior. Nor did we see it when Obama was elected. Yet as the results of the most recent election became clear, the Leftist thugs of Portland took to the streets again, setting things on fire, smashing store windows, causing a quarter of a million dollars in damages to one car dealership alone, blocking traffic and in some cases smashing windshields as drivers and passengers sat in the vehicles.
Yes, fascism is growing. And it's not coming from conservatives, Sheila. It's coming from you.
“We will definitely not sit by idly as the Trump administration tries to deport immigrants, throw people off health care, ignore climate change and steal our water,” said Scott Wiener, a former member of the San Francisco board of supervisors who was just elected to the State Senate. “It’s about playing defense to whatever the administration throws at us — but also offense in terms of continuing California’s push for progressive social change.”
We have no intention of deporting legal immigrants, Scotty. And nobody's out to steal "your" water (by the way, Scotty, in case you've missed the history lesson, "your" water isn't really yours at all - you people steal most of it from other states - so don't expect us to go for your self-serving bullcrap. You, Scotty, and you, Sheila, are the true faces of fascism in America. Don't even try to deny it.