by Andy Weddington
Sunday, 11 December 2016
You can't fake listening. It shows. Raquel Welch
How rich President Barack Obama and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made recent statements about the dangers of fake news.
The list of their respective lies, as foundation for fake news, lengthy but one stands out - a video sparked the spontaneous riot in Benghazi that resulted in the murders of four Americans.
Still that damn lie festers in the face of truth - a well-planned, coordinated, sustained attack carried out by a trained and heavily armed enemy.
Barack Obama ...
Not vetted. Elected; twice. Not (though vowed) transparent. Not truthful. Not a listener. Not held accountable. Not investigated. Not scrutinized by media.
Hillary Clinton ...
All the "nots" of Obama less elected president.
President-elect Donald Trump ...
Vetted (to extremes). Transparent. Truthful. Investigated. Attacked, relentlessly, by media coordinating with Clinton campaign. Elected.
In contrast to the two fakes, and a lot of other fakes, Mr. Trump an earthquake.
And with each tweet our President-elect causes a shake.
For the truth. He reports what's going on.
Critics say some tweets are reckless and not presidential.
To the contrary.
Tweets afford a real leader to speak, and converse, directly with the people.
Keep tweeting, Mr. Trump.
Tweet, President Trump.
In fact, require each Cabinet head to establish a Twitter account and tweet regularly - report to and converse with the people.
It is our government.
That will be government of, by, and for the people.
That will be transparency.
The people can filter.
And render fake media and (their) fake news obsolete.
Why is Mr. Trump going to be President Trump?
And the people, hearing and seeing, decided he's no fake.
In some parts of America, as a matter of fact, the term used to describe Mr. Trump is he's "The Real McCoy."