Two summers ago on a visit to Budapest, I asked the spokesman for the Hungarian government about the growing problem of migrants coming into Europe. He told me Hungary doesn't have a migrant problem because they don't have welfare programs. So, he said, migrants continue their travels to other European countries that do.
LONDON — There is the musty smell of a police state here in old London, or should I say an inchoate police state? The present mayor, Sadiq Khan, is of the left, and he shares the left's lust for power. Everything he does indicates his hankering for power. To me, a foreigner in these parts, I sense this lust in his treatment of the automobile. The mayor envisages London as a city abundant with bicycle riders and pedestrians. In his London of the future, the only automobiles will be the patrol cars of the police.
In whining about President Trump’s response to the Ambassador’s comments, CBS Evening News mourned for Darroch’s resignation and defended his comments. “Sir Kim Darroch's resignation came after days of unrelenting criticism by President Trump, who said he would no longer work with the British ambassador,” bemoaned senior foreign affairs correspondent and Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan.
In the latest example of liberals in the media fawning over foreign officials who criticize President Trump, the media has spent the last few days dedicating their coverage to the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch. In leaked diplomatic cables, the ambassador described the Trump administration as “dysfunctional, clumsy, and inept,” leading to him being disinvited to a dinner for the Emir of Qatar held at the Treasury Department on Monday and a fiery response from the President on Twitter.
In the latest example of the liberal media siding with a foreign government against President Trump, ABC News and NBC News dedicated a portion of their Monday evening newscasts to hyping the U.K. ambassador to the U.S. bad mouthing the President in leaked diplomatic cables.
The New York Times Sunday Review prominently featured an anti-Republican smear job couched in benign academic terms: “Where’s America’s Political Center of Gravity? -- How the Democrats and Republicans compare to parties in other countries.” One of the graphics shows a major swerve to the left by the Democrats since 2008 and a winding, back-and-forth curve for the Republicans during the same period. But that leftward Dem shift is downplayed in favor of the story’s intended takeaway of Republicans careening toward the dangerous European “far right.”
On Friday, CNN International (and by simulcast, PBS) host Christiane Amanpour interviewed Matteo Salvini, the deputy prime minister of Italy, whom she found repulsively Trump-like. For trying to limit immigration -- and even imply that it was preferable to admit more Christian migrants than Muslims -- he was apparently casting "the dark shadow of fascism" on Italy.
BBC Radio 4's show Heresy is a self-admittedly provocative show, but one comedian's recent joke or "joke" led to a police investigation.
The New York Times is still trying to refurbish the thuggish reputation of the Communist regime of East Germany, once part of the Eastern Bloc, Soviet-aligned countries of Eastern Europe. The latest sad example came from reporter Thomas Rogers in Berlin, dedicated to the now-demolished Palast der Republik. The online headline: “Symbol of a Brutal Regime? Or a Fun Place to Party?” Rogers was gentle with the monstrous East German regime: "...it still arouses nostalgia among some former citizens who fondly remember its gender egalitarianism and social safety net or admire its utopian aspirations."
While the liberal media on-site spent portions of Thursday chastising President Trump for his Ingraham Angle interview in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial prior to his moving speech marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews told viewers that he was uneasy with his colleagues in the press “talk[ing] nasty boy politics in front of the graves.” How refreshing!
On Thursday, President Trump gave a speech at Omaha Beach to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing that was widely praised in the media and even by those who are usually his fierce critics. However, MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin guest host Geoff Bennett seemed to wonder if Trump really meant what he said.
No matter the occasion, whether it be a funeral for a former President, hurricane, sitting Senator, or mass shooting, the liberal media will never stop trying to make news events about President Trump. On Thursday’s Deadline: White House, host Nicolle Wallace went ballistic (along with her panel) over the President “attacking” “American hero” and “Vietnam War veteran, Robert S. Mueller” on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.