Did You Hear About Reince Preibus Christmas Message Controversy?


Did you hear about Reince Preibus Christmas message? It stoked all this madness? Christmas music is full of references to the newborn king. This is common knowledge, common phrasing in Christian circles. Jesus is eternal. Jesus lives. He is the King of Kings, the King to End All Kings, the newborn King. Anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of Christianity would know what Reince Priebus meant by his message. I mean they wouldn’t think twice about this Christmas message from Reince Priebus the RNC President (who is also Trumps pick for White House Chief of Staff) Here is the message that drove the media bonkers.

Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King.

There is nothing awkward about the phrasing here, there is nothing out of the ordinary. Every Christmas, just as the the wise men did on that night, we celebrate the birth of our new King. You might not believe it or like it or agree, but this is what a couple of billion people do every December 25th. Despite this common knowledge, the mean-spirited people who populate most of the elite media, losers with nothing better to do on Christmas Day decided to intentionally spread the fake news that Priebus’s reference to a “new King” meant Donald Trump. That he was calling Trump “the king”-  seriously?

Want to know what I think this is about? The left wing media is out of their mind with anger and fury against Donald Trump and this is just the beginning. Get ready fellow conservatives because this is going to be a rough ride. The media is going to look for every little thing they can to make Trump look as bad as possible. You think it was bad during the primaries? Just watch. These were the people who ran with that fake king story.  The Washington Post’s Dan DreznerGlenn Thrush of the New York Times, NBC News commenter Josh Barro, New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait and on and on and on and on.

Incoming-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had to waste part of his Christmas Day responding to this nonsense, When asked if the comparison was intentional, RNC spokesman Sean Spicer told BuzzFeed the question was “offensive.” Actually what he said was:

“I hope you are kidding,”  “Christ is the King in the Christian faith. To ask this on Christmas is frankly offensive.”

Spicer singled out two news outlet that chose to spread that lie, rather than debunk it (as a number of other news outlets did). It’s no surprise; by the way  those outlets are BuzzFeed and CNN. Just so you know who the bad guys are who spread fake news. The left-wing BuzzFeed, which likes to call itself objective, had a hard time in  2016. The problem is their editor-in-chief – Ben Smith has mostly destroyed the credibility of the site’s political reporting. This year he also lost his high-profile reporters to the competition. In order to juice up his numbers, Smith is now trolling (Republicans) even more than usual, and with the “new King” non-controversy, he chose fake news over professional journalism.

BuzzFeed’s fake news-spreading headline reads: “People Are Arguing About Whether Republicans Just Compared Trump To Jesus,” as though there are two sides to this story, as though one side is not just objectively wrong. There is even a poll asking readers what they thought the RNC meant.

I say STOP THE MADNESS ALREADY. Obviously Preibus was talking about JESUS is the new king at Christmas.

The left-wing CNN also “reported” this out as though it was the RNC defensively claiming “new King” did not mean Trump, as opposed to, you know, the facts. Not to be outdone by BuzzFeed, in an obvious effort to slam Trump, CNN also spread the outrageous lie that Joseph and Mary were “refugees.” My colleague Frank Camp did an excellent job debunking that partisan spin, as well as the lie spread elsewhere that Mary and Joseph were homeless immigrants on that night.

Hypocrisy anyone?  If you recall, this is the exact same media that regularly deified Obama. NO NOT REALLY.  This is why the entire news media is a nation-wide laughingstock. They have absolutely no moral authority. Even on Christmas, the National Media could not take a day off in its crusade to further destroy its own credibility. That was the greatest gift.

 

 

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