|- September 7, 2021 -|
|Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America|
|Why is it that nobody talks about the horrible job being done by the Biden Administration on COVID-19, often referred to as the China Virus? Are they using the same coverup methods that they are using on the greatest embarrassment in the history of our Country, the incompetent withdrawal from Afghanistan—leaving dead warriors, hostages, and $85 billion worth of the highest-grade Military equipment behind? No Military event in our Country has ever been so poorly handled. We could’ve left with dignity, honor, success, nobody killed, and our equipment. But we didn’t!|
Michael Bishop says
My wife and I very much enjoy Full Measure.
If your interview with the former president is a fluff piece, or you are supplying him with a platform to continue to spread his lies, we will be very disappointed.
He has had his chance in the media, has violated every trust he was awarded.
Private media has no obligation to support him.
Giving him a platform is just outrageous and dangerous to our Democracy.
January 6, 2021, he should be prosecuted.
Sharyl Attkisson says
Thank you for your comment. You might be disappointed; I don't believe in censorship, "denying a platform" etc. These are all relatively new concepts invented in about 2016 and I strongly disagree with them for many reasons I've written about at length. I have also asked for an interview with Biden (for over a year) and hope it ultimately comes to pass. Despite the opinions about him being a "liar" or "predator" or whatever his enemies say, he will have the same chance, as a newsmaker, to discuss issues and make his points. Trump is the most important Republican in the country right now, whether anyone likes it or not, and the news should not be in the business of choosing who gets to be heard and who is cancelled or censored. (in my opinion.)
Trump is only important to those who continue to put him in the spotlight. Like all former Presidents, he had the spotlight for four years. He also had 8 months to get things more right with the handling the virus. He ignored it in the beginning, downplayed it, kept saying it's going away, etc. More people have gotten I'll and died of the coronavirus under Trump's administration than under Biden's ( both roughly 8 months). If Trump thought he could have done a better job handling the situation in Afghanistan, he should have done so before leaving office. Sorry Sharyl, but it's time that Donald Trump rides off into the sunset!
Um, you're completely WRONG. More people are getting the virus NOW because of the experimental vaccines. Look at Israel, the highest corona virus rates and the highest vaccination rates! The data doesn't lie, but the medis does!
Miss Attkisson, I wholeheartedly agree with your stance on free speech. I believe no one should be in the business of censoring as this will bring more unintentional consequences. Who decides who or what should be censored? The government? Private businesses? The clergy? The Pope? The Dalai Lama?
Nazi Germany censored speech in their country. In retrospect, everyone agrees that that was bad. But we only know this because we know the outcome. I guarantee you if Nazi Germany had turned out to be a force of good, their censorship would be used to justify current censorship. You see, human beings love to look at history without nuance. They subjectively select things that fit their worldview and preferences. But one thing we should all learn from a study of history is that generally speaking censorship never works out well for a country's citizens that employs such actions. The majority of all evils and wrongdoings by governments perpetrated on their own people or other countries was covered up by censoring information to hide things from public view. This is a basic fact we cannot escape.
Ordinary American says
Dear Mr. Bishop,
The free speech provisions of the First Amendment prevent federal, state, and local governments from blatant internet censorship, which includes social media.
However, social media companies have more freedom to restrict content. Your
understanding of "private media" relates to the latter but completely ignores blatant coordination with government interests. When acting as a propaganda arm of any administration by censoring political opposition, the "private media" abdicates neutrality afforded to being private. Lets just call them Pravda and move on to the questionable, but supposedly legal, mail in ballot harvesting that continues to concern all Americans beyond January 6.
We Americans are concerned with the threats and intimidation of elected officials by the same groups that rioted, burned, and killed Americans in cities across the nation during the election cycle. These are the same people that burned cars and protested during the Inauguration of Trump and harassed conservative SCOTUS judges. Attorneys General in cities across this nation who were bought and paid for by George Soros released these thugs from prosecution. This is not how ordinary Americans who participated in the right to protest on January 6 were treated.
Many of these people were not thugs and thus makes your comments ring hollow to the point of being laughable.