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Newspapers collude to attack Trump

Gee, haven’t they (and radio and TV and some of the Internet) been doing that since 2016?. But this is a special effort called and coordinated by the Boston Globe (owned sold by the NYSlimes in 2013) due to Trump’s general “fake news” criticism and his “enemy of the people” charge against specific outlets.

“I hope it would educate readers to realize that an attack on the First Amendment is unacceptable,’’ said Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of The Boston Globe. ‘‘We are a free and independent press, it is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution.’’

Ah, but the First Amendment doesn’t say the government can’t criticize the news media.

“Mr. Trump enjoys free speech just as his media adversaries do. Rather, the First Amendment prevents government from infringing on the rights of Americans to speak and publish. And on that score, there’s a reasonable case that Mr. Trump’s predecessor presented a greater threat to press freedom, to say nothing of Mr. Trump’s 2016 opponent. Mrs. Clinton wanted to restrict the ability of Americans to make a documentary about her. We don’t recall editorial boards joining together to announce they were not with her.”

Via Best of The Web at WSJ

UPDATE: Another recovering journalist: “By Friday, those pages will be in the bottom of recycle bins and bird cages. And in their cozy, mutual isolations, millions on both sides will feel sure once more that they’re in the right.”

The Baby Bust

The WSJ’s Best of The Web argues for more legal immigration based on an historically-low birth rate for American women:

“American women are having children at the lowest rate on record, with the number of babies born in the U.S. last year dropping to a 30-year low, federal figures [show]…

“The general fertility rate for women age 15 to 44 was 60.2 births per 1,000 women—the lowest rate since the government began tracking it more than a century ago…”

With European women likewise giving birth at historically low rates, the West’s declining (and simultaneously aging) population should be grounds for statistical worries, yes, but more immigration? When unemployment among blacks and legal Hispanics is at an all-time low? Maybe not.

Via WSJ

The difference between Barry & Donald

WSJ’s James Freeman:

“Tuesday was in many ways a mirror image of the start of the previous presidency. Whereas Mr. Obama gave Republicans not the slightest incentive to try to cooperate, Mr. Trump just made it extremely difficult for Democrats in swing districts to keep pretending he’s Hitler.”

And WSJ commenter KennethGimbel:

“The Boy Wonder boasted about the power of his pen. [With his EOs] Trump is merely following Barry’s lead. Even more important, he has discovered the power of the eraser. Within one year Obama’s legacy will be an empty book. Quite fitting for an empty suit. The Obamas are reportedly about to sign a sixty million dollar two book deal. You will be able to locate  it in the humor/fiction/fantasy section on Amazon books or in  your local bookstore.”

Lincoln & Palin

The Day By Day cartoon had a good one the other day. Paraphrasing Abraham Lincoln on why, despite legacy media and career pol opposition, Sarah is still the best bet for the presidency: “I cannot spare this woman; she fights.”

UPDATE:  Meanwhile, just as they did with California governor Ronald Reagan more than thirty years ago, the Left will go to any length to attack her. For instance, the snide producers of the Missoula Children’s Theater.