As if you needed any more proof to know that the corporate press is the propaganda wing of the Democratic party, this story only serves to further illustrate the collaboration between the two. As you might have already heard, there is a nationwide pearl shortage due to widespread necklace clutching being done by progressives and Democrats across the country after The New York Times released information about President Trump’s tax returns.
On Sunday, the Times published a report indicating that Trump only paid $750 in income taxes in 2016. The article also showed that he paid no income taxes during 10 of the last 15 years due to reporting losses on his tax returns. This was designed to be a nuclear bombshell that would derail Trump’s chances of winning re-election.
But, as my colleague Streiff pointed out, “If the New York Times is correct, Trump’s finances being something of a hot mess is not a shocker. Trump has been on the edge of bankruptcy before and has employed mighty financial kung fu to stay solvent.”
So, it’s clear that this story will end up being what I call “a whole lot of nothing on a sesame seed bun.” But the real story here is the fact that Biden’s campaign managed to cut a whole ad on this story only hours after it broke.
The ad, which the campaign released on Twitter, shows the faces of actors portraying U.S. taxpayers and the amount of money they pay in taxes. The production then compares these numbers to the $750 figure reportedly paid by Trump in 2016.
Teachers paid $7,239
Firefighters paid $5,283
Nurses paid $10,216
Donald Trump paid $750 pic.twitter.com/5YE1cbYsBN
— Team Joe (Text JOE to 30330) (@TeamJoe) September 28, 2020
The video is a direct commentary on the Times’ story, which as a 10,000-word explanation on how Trump supposedly used loopholes in the tax code to reduce the amount of taxes he owed to the IRS. The President has denied the accuracy of the story, calling it “totally fake news.”
But fake news or not, one of the questions that must be asked is: How in the blue hell did Biden’s team cut that ad so quickly after the report was released? Of course, we already know the answer, don’t we?
It seems apparent that The New York Times tipped off Biden’s campaign about the story so that his team could prepare the ad beforehand. Put simply, it is likely that the newspaper colluded with the former Vice President’s team to coordinate the timing of the story and the ad. There does not seem to be an adequate alternate explanation for how his team would manage to put out a video that quickly after the release of the report.
This story is yet another indicator showing how the Fourth Estate and the Biden campaign might be in cahoots; it was apparent from the beginning that the newspaper would support any candidate who was challenging Trump for the presidency. After 2016, progressive corporate media outlets all but threw off all pretense of being objective and fully embraced their role as a propaganda apparatus for the left.
But despite the close relationship between the media and the Democrats, they can’t seem to find an attack to use against the President that will actually land. Their strategy appears to be a journalistic version of “throw everything against the wall and see what sticks.”
Unfortunately for them, it appears that this particular course of action has been tried, tested, and found wanting. But Trump’s team would be wise to avoid becoming complacent — the Democrats almost certainly have other tricks up their sleeves.
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