You have to hand it to Steve Cortes for putting his job at CNN at risk in order to tell the truth about President Trump and “The Charlottesville Lie.”
That’s the name of a new video Cortes made for Prager U and which popped on the Internet yesterday. The premise is the same as what he has said earlier this year on CNN — that Trump never called neo-Nazis “very fine people” after one of them ran down and killed a protester in Charlottesville in 2017. I wrote a “Shoutout to Steve Cortes” in March for “calling BS on fake Trump news,” but now he has doubled down and stirred the hornet’s nest.
Cortes’ job security at CNN is now roughly at the same historically low level as Pat Buchanan experienced at CNN after he wrote a book called “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” I wrote about the how MSNBC “disappeared” Buchanan from their lineup in January 2012. (You can still read that column here at the Daily Inter Lake. It is also included in my new book “The Media Matrix,” available here.)
Cortes committed the cardinal sin of blowing the whistle on the bias and malfeasance of the mainstream media that he works for. His five-minute video for Dennis Prager at Prager U lays out in simple form what President Trump really said (he condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists) and why it makes no sense for him to support Nazis (his daughter and grandchildren are Jewish). Cortes also includes a contemporaneous quote from the New York Times in which a woman explains that she and a group of “fine people” arrived in Charlottesville to protest the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee and not to support neo-Nazis or other haters. So yes, in under 6 minutes, Cortes proves that the two-year smear against President Trump is a hate hoax manufactured by the Fake News Media.
Dennis Prager himself has a new column out at Real Clear Politics where he talks about the current media efforts to smear President Trump over the El Paso shootings within the context of what they did to him after Charlottesville. He will need to do a follow-up column about how CNN smeared their political analyst Cortes (anti-Latino bias?) over his reporting. You can read some examples here at the leftist propaganda website Mediaite.com.
Prager says the Charlottesville lie is “one of the two great lies of our time — the other being that all Trump supporters are racists — and perhaps in all of American history.” Prager doesn’t say so, but it is worth noting that “the big lie” was a propaganda technique invented by Adolf Hitler, so if anyone is channeling Nazis it may be the left-wing Trump haters who are telling the “big lie” about Trump and his supporters.
You can see the video for yourself on YouTube or Facebook, but if you don’t want to give those tech giants your eyeballs, check it out at Prager U here. It’s worth your time, and please share it with your liberal friends and family on the off chance they can learn to distrust the Fake News.
To read more of my columns about the Dishonest Media, the Deep Swamp, the failed presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and Trump’s war to restore American greatness, read my “Why We Needed Trump” trilogy. Part 1 is subtitled “Bush’s Global Failure: Half Right.” Part 2 is “Obama’s Fundamental Transformation: Far Left.” Part 3 is “Trump’s American Vision: Just Right.” They are available at Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions. My new book is “The Media Matrix: What If Everything You Know Is Fake?”