I was SO ready to lambast the millennial attitudes that anyone who didn’t share their views was a bully when I heard that students were whining that someone chalked pro-Trump messages on campus and it made them feel unsafe. Worse, the university offered “emergency” counseling. Seriously? A twelve step program for whiny brats? But, no… I researched the story and it was WRONG.
I admit I watch Fox with regularity. I like the Five at Five, and love Brett Baier. I even occasionally watch the morning program, Fox and Friends. Brett Baier’s Fox All-Star Panel members which include Charles Krauthammer and George Will, two of the greatest minds of our generation, is my favorite show.
But… Fox’s love affair with Trump is disheartening – and lessening. George Will and Charles Krauthammer have NO problem expressing their concerns about Trump. However, I feel that sometimes Fox “skews” stories in Trump’s favor. Much like other networks skew their stories in favor of democrats. However, Fox claims they are “fair” and “balanced” and therefore I say, BULLSHIT, you’re just like everyone else Mr. Murdoch.
They effed up on this one… They covered the story of the Emory University students who claimed that students who wrote in chalk “Trump 2016” made them feel threatened. I originally watched the story on Fox and Friends and was disgusted at the “millennial” attitude. So, I researched the story.
Okay – so less than four dozen students complained – out of 15,000 students. That’s .003% of the student population. Hardly an overwhelming showing of anti-Trump support on the campus, and honestly, why is this even a story? Surely 5% of the Emory students feel strongly about something else. (Probably cafeteria food options.) Why aren’t their voices being heard? Oh wait, because it’s not “newsworthy” and yet… neither is this.
Fox also suggested that Emory was going to offer “emergency” counseling for those students who felt threatened. Again… wrong. Fox, there’s an amazing website called Snopes.com – check it out. Just sayin’. I am disheartened by how BADLY they effed this up.
No, I don’t want Trump for President. I feel very strongly that ANYONE BUT HILLARY will suffice, but dear God, the pickings are slim. Worse, I live in West Virginia – we haven’t even voted in the primaries yet and it’s pretty much been decided. Ugh…
Want to know more about the story? Check out Emory’s own student newspaper. http://emorywheel.com/emory-students-express-discontent-with-administrative-response-to-trump-chalkings/
Read that and then watch Jesse Watters from Fox take on it. Mind you, he’s not a “newsman” he’s more of a “personality” and this is his opinion, but still the story is bogus and they shouldn’t have given it any time at all.
Now – if you’re still reading and want to read something funny. I cracked up when I read this from Steven Edwards – how Trump would answer “what is 2 + 2?”
“I have to say a lot of people have been asking this question. No, really. A lot of people come up to me, and they ask me. They say, ‘What’s 2+2’? And I tell them, look, we know what 2+2 is. We’ve had almost eight years of the worst kind of math you can imagine. Oh, my God, I can’t believe it. Addition and subtraction of the 1s the 2s and the 3s. It’s terrible. It’s just terrible. Look, if you want to know what 2+2 is, do you want to know what 2+2 is? I’ll tell you. First of all the number 2, by the way, I love the number 2. It’s probably my favorite number, no it is my favorite number. You know what, it’s probably more like the number two but with a lot of zeros behind it. A lot. If I’m being honest, I mean, if I’m being honest. I like a lot of zeros. Except for Marco Rubio, now he’s a zero that I don’t like. Though, I probably shouldn’t say that. He’s a nice guy, but he’s like, ‘10101000101,’ on and on, like that. He’s like a computer! You know what I mean? He’s like a computer. I don’t know. I mean, you know. So, we have all these numbers, and we can add them and subtract them and add them. TIMES them even. Did you know that? We can times them OR divide them, they don’t tell you that, and I’ll tell you, no one is better at the order of operations than me. You wouldn’t believe it. So, we’re gonna be the best on 2+2, believe me.”