For liberal mainstream media journalists (perhaps more appropriately called “propagandists”) and Hollywood celebrity snowflakes, an unpopular president usually becomes the butt of their distasteful jokes. We’ve seen many a late night show host use their monologues for politician-bashing.
But focusing on the children of such politicos is the height of arrogant insensitivity. David Letterman is the perfect example, as he made disgusting remarks upon then candidate for vice president, Sarah Palin, and her daughter, Bristol.
Most recently, when Saturday Night Live’s Katie Rich decided to make 10 year old Barron Trump the subject of her bitter diatribe on Twitter, it was only expected that others would follow her example and add more insult to injury. Why not throw out the long held tradition that the children of politicians are to be considered off limits for such heartlessness.
It has even gotten to the point that president Trump had to intervene on behalf of his young son.
From Independent journal Review:
Days out from a widely denounced smear of his ten-year-old son Barron Trump, the president has issued an executive message about attacks on his family.
The White House memo comes in the wake of a jab at the child as a future “homeschool shooter,” one that led to SNL writer Katie Rich’s suspension and subsequent apology.
As documented here, several writers and comedians piled on with Twitter potshots taken at the boy, one claiming that he would be “mutilating cats on the White House lawn” and another stating that he will be climbing a “clock tower with an assault rifle.”
After Rich was suspended by NBC, writers and comedians came to Rich’s defense, one even pleading she “did nothing wrong.”
In the aftermath, the Trump administration has issued a message asking for privacy for the family. The White House:
“It is a longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight. The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.”
If the circumstances were reversed and it was the child of a liberal Democrat being mercilessly targeted by conservative media, the cry of outrage from liberals would be off the charts and conservatives would labeled as hate-filled child abusers.
Why is a hypocritical double standard acceptable in the minds of liberals who always pride themselves for being above that sort of pettiness?
Maybe, liberals aren’t as wise, intelligent, tolerant, caring and loving as they claim to be!
Source: Independent Journal Review