• Media Malpractice: Congress Passes Trade Deal, Trump Gets Little Credit

    Surge Summary: After much delay, Congress finally passed the USMCA trade deal to replace NAFTA. It’s an undeniable win for President Trump, but the mainstream media seems reluctant to acknowledge that. 

    by Gary Bauer

    I have often noted that media bias is about more than just how stories get spun.  Media bias is also evident in what stories simply don’t get told – call them the sins of journalistic omission.  And the left-wing media did it again [Thursday] night.

    All the networks wanted to talk about was impeachment, and that’s understandable given their obvious Trump hatred.  But most journalists understand that this farce is not going anywhere.

    But something did happen on Capitol Hill [Thursday] that is going somewhere.  As we told you, the USMCA trade deal to replace NAFTA passed the Senate by an overwhelming margin of 89-to-10.

    Remember when Donald Trump campaigned against NAFTA?  Predictably, the political establishment opposed him.  The media mocked him.  They said he would destroy our relationships with Mexico and Canada.


    Allow me to just reiterate that what everyone once said could not be done — the USMCA — passed the House last month by a vote of 385-to-41 and passed the Senate [Thursday] by a vote of 89-to-11.  Donald Trump did it, and this new deal will have lasting benefits for the American people.

    And the big three networks gave it absolutely zero coverage [Thursday]. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

    For a fleeting moment, Politico appreciated the historic nature of the accomplishment and posted a story with this headline:  “Senate Passes USMCA In Major Win For Trump.”

    After sufficiently flogging Politico’s digital editor for his blasphemy – speaking well of Donald Trump – the title was quickly changed to this:  “Senate Passes USMCA, But Much Work Remains.”

    By the way, kudos to Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ)!  The former Air Force fighter pilot certainly knows how to handle the liberal media.

    As she was walking into the Senate chamber [Thursday] for the start of the impeachment trial, a CNN reporter shouted a gotcha question at her.  McSally responded, “You’re a liberal hack.  I’m not talking to you.”

    Perhaps McSally can give her fellow Senate Republicans a few tips on public relations!

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/; https://www.flickr.com/photos/aheram/7960558466

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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