Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Media Manufactured Outrage of the Day: Stimulus Check Recipients Receive Letter from DJT

Please tell me, if you can, what is objectionable about the president of the United States sending the following letter to people along with their stimulus checks. Here's the complete text of the letter:
My Fellow Americans, 
Our great country is experiencing an unprecedented public health and economic challenge as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. Our top priority is your health and safety. As we wage total war on this invisible enemy, we are also working around the clock to protect hardworking Americans like you from the consequences of the economic shutdown. We are fully committed to ensure that you and your family have the support you need to get through this time. 
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed with overwhelming bipartisan support the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which I promptly signed into law. I want to thank the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate for working so quickly with my Administration to fast-track this $2.2 trillion in much-needed economic relief to the American people. 
This includes fast and direct economic assistance to you. 
I am pleased to notify you that as provided by the CARES Act, you are receiving an Economic Impact Payment of $______ by Direct Deposit. We hope this payment provides meaningful support to you during this period. 
Every citizen should take tremendous pride in the selflessness, courage and compassion of our people. America’s drive, determination, innovation and sheer willpower have conquered every previous challenge – and they will conquer this one too. Just as we have before, Americans will triumph yet again – and rise to new heights of greatness. We will do it together, as one nation, stronger than ever before. 
President Donald J. Trump
That’s it.

Apparently you either get the letter with your check or you receive it in the mail separate from your direct deposit if you’re getting the money that way. It’s hard to imagine a more innocuous, nonpolitical letter. And yet, you know the media.....

USA Today breathlessly informs us that “Donald Trump letter to stimulus check recipients stirs objections”
At the bottom of the page – in bold, one-inch-high characters – the letter is signed “Donald J. Trump.” 
A former taxpayer advocate at the Internal Revenue Service called the letter “unbelievable” and said it makes the agency “look like it is the handmaiden of one administration and one party.” 
“This will harm the IRS and its ability to appear nonpolitical and nonpartisan,” said Nina Olson, executive director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights. “If I were there, I would be strongly advocating against this.”
What? There is no mention in the letter of any party. There is credit given to a bipartisan group in Congress that passed the bill. There is thanks given to the Senate (Republican-controlled) and the House (Democrat-controlled). It’s hard to imagine a less political letter.

Whether the media like it or not, DJT is the sitting president, and as such it’s part of his job to communicate with the public. Pretending there’s something controversial about this letter is the media’s way of trying to de-legitimize any interaction between Trump and the public, and indeed, the very idea that he has any business speaking to us.

And you can detect the bias in this whole thing, before the story was even written, in the fact that they went out and sought a comment about the appropriateness of the letter. Had it been Barky Obama's letter, they'd be praising him for his leadership, compassion and caring for each and every individual citizen.

But as the media often demonstrates, they’ve learned nothing.

[Western Journal]
[USA Today]
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