by Andy Weddington
Tuesday, 07 March 2017
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. Will Rogers
Last evening, during his Talking Points memo opening the O'Reilly Factor the straight talking program host, Bill (O'Reilly), said there were but two facts surrounding the Trump-haters' accusations the Trump campaign worked with the Russians to beat Hillary Clinton.
He said ...
"First, the calls between General Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador. They were tapped by somebody."
"The second fact is that President Obama allowed Attorney General Lynch to change the way U. S. intelligence agencies share unconfirmed data."
But the fact is there are a couple of more facts.
There is a critical third fact.
President Barack Obama is a liar.
'If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor;' 'that there was not a smidgen of evidence his IRS targeted conservative groups;' that a video sparked the attack and murders in Benghazi;' etc.
And, more on point, his public statement referring to Americans who disagreed with him as the enemy.
And those are just the first memories that come to mind during the first cup of coffee.
Fake news; overheard conversations in the head; rumors concocted around coffee pots, on park benches, in dark alleys, and in Congress; wild accusations of espionage and treason; et al., are not facts.
But the two facts Mr. O'Reilly reported and the fact that Barack Obama is a liar tells any rationally thinking person all they need to know.
Our last President self-selected, forever, out of the 'entitled to the benefit of the doubt' cohort.
Today President Donald Trump stands, sits, walks, talks, tweets, sleeps and leads as our legitimately elected President.
That, too, is a fact.
And our new President not only deserves but is entitled to the benefit of the doubt until proof, as in facts, negates such.
Okay, so there are four (relevant) facts Mr. O'Reilly should have reported.
Like Mr. Rogers, I don't make jokes, either.
I just watch the government - theatre at its best, and worst - and address facts.
And pray, too.