Friday, November 18, 2016
THE UNBIASED MEDIA?
Here is the headline I saw....
TRUMP SUPPORTER BLAMES SLOW STARBUCKS SERVICE ON 'ANTI-WHITE DISCRIMINATION'
And here is the actual story...(LINK HERE)
A man at a Florida Starbucks was caught on video yelling "Trump" and blaming "anti-white discrimination" for not getting his coffee more quickly on Wednesday.
The Miami Herald reported that Jorge de Cárdenas posted a video on Twitter at 5 p.m. Wednesday that showed a man at a Starbucks near the University of Miami yelling at an employee after he said his wait for his coffee was too long. During the 2-minute video, the man is seen asking for his money back before insulting the employee.
"You’re trash," he said to the female cashier, according to the Herald. "'Cause I voted for Trump. Trump. You lost, now give me my money back. You’re garbage. You’re complete trash."
Cárdenas told the Miami New Times that the man blamed the delayed coffee on "anti-white discrimination." "He said it was 'anti-white discrimination,'" he said. "So he started disparaging the staff.
One patron called him an (expletive), so he said, '(Expletive) you, (expletive).' That's when I started filming."
Cárdenas said the other customer told the man that "there’s no need to talk like that" and said he should "take it outside," the New Times reported. Cárdenas said the two men "almost came to blows."
The Herald has since talked to the man, David Sanguesa, 53, who said he was having a bad day. The Herald noted that was just Sanguesa's latest bad day, writing that he had "one in 2008 when he was arrested on a DUI charge. The one a week later when he was again charged with DUI. And the day in 2014 in when he was charged with domestic violence, which was later dropped. And there were all those days, going back years, when he emailed the Miami Herald with rants against Cubans, women, immigrants, gays and lesbians, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton."
Now here is why I object. If I were to publish this EXACT same story, but change the headline to read "Gay Man," "Lesbian Woman," "Black Man (or Woman)," "Transgender Man (or Woman)," or even "Muslim Man (or Woman)," I would get hate mail because the fact that the perpetrator was gay or lesbian or black or transgender or muslim has nothing to do with the event.
Yet what is going on here is indicative of a week and a half of media manipulation of the public to further undermine a Trump administration.
Do not misunderstand me-Mr. Sanguesa acted inappropriately (and that is putting it nicely), but his behavior really has nothing to do with his political leanings.
This "news" story has absolutely NOTHING to do with Donald Trump!
Don't get me wrong-Trump has given the media (and stand-up comedians) a boatload of material to work with, and I am not trying to liken this one story to an attempt at defaming Ghandi.
I am sick of the fact that all Trump voters are being portrayed as neo-Nazis.
Remember, the Palm Beach Post led with the word "Trump," implying that the story had more to do with the president-elect than it did the ravings of an (at least at that moment) unbalanced person.
What is funny is, Trump did appeal to a lot of people who might be broad brushed as narrow minded and possibly even jingoistic.
Want to know why I think that is?
For eight years, the supposedly "enlightened" and "inclusive" left treated that segment of the population like shit.
And guess what?
They came out and voted for change, while the arrogant left stayed home thinking they had the election in the bag.
So today, my post is a hearty "Fuck You" to the media, and a heart-felt "Get Over Yourself" to the idiots still holding anti-Trump rallies.
My post is also a plea to the Trump voters.
Be better than they are and stop rubbing it in.
And be better than they were during the Kenyan years and remember that the country belongs to all of us, even though not everyone acts that way.