The Mainstream Media Should Shut Up and Listen for a While

Washington Examiner, June 9, 2017

Congressional testimony by former FBI Director James Comey Thursday revealed much of what the media got wrong about President Trump and the Russia investigation. The public learned that Trump himself—as he had indicated—was not under investigation, that he had every right to fire an FBI director he did not like, and that Comey presented no evidence that Trump engaged in obstruction of justice or committed an impeachable offense.

In many ways, the frenzy about Trump and Russia says a lot more about media hostility toward Trump than it does about Trump’s actions. The mainstream media has always exhibited rampant bias against right-of-center political figures. In the coverage of Trump, that bias has turned into all-out hysteria and insidious snickering.

While overt media hostility is outrageous, reporting laced with insidious bias is much more misleading and dangerous.

To read the entire piece, please click HERE.

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Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 29, 2016. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)

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Ying Ma Discusses Trump and Russia Investigation

Radio National, ABC (Australia), May 22, 2017

Ying Ma joined Australian public radio to discuss recent controversies involving President Donald Trump, his meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister in the White House, the ongoing FBI investigation into links between his campaign and Russia, and more.

To listen to the program, click HERE.

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Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 29, 2016. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)

Where Anti-Trump Derangement Syndrome Comes From

Washington Examiner, May 19, 2017

There appears to be no end to the Left’s vitriol against President Trump. After his inauguration, massive and sometimes-violent anti-Trump protests have broken out across the country. The mainstream liberal press hyperventilates over his every statement and action, with reporters spouting opinions as fact and one supposedly objective TV anchor literally rolling his eyes at a Trump surrogate. In the latest bout of hysteria, Democrats and liberals are obsessing gleefully over the (dim) prospect of Trump’s impeachment.

While Trump is prone to deliver high drama with his management style and personality, the hatred he inspires comes with a whole lot of derangement and hypocrisy. It can also trace its roots to the political correctness and intellectual intolerance with which American society and higher education are saturated.

To read the rest of the article, please click HERE.

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Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on October 4, 2016. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) 

Foreign Policy Interventionists in the Trump Era

Washington Examiner, May 8, 2017

Haters of President Trump are not known for their capacity for self-criticism. Having waged all-out, nasty battles to defeat him last November, they have decided to blame anyone but themselves for their failure. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blames Russian hacking and FBI Director James Comey for her electoral loss. The mainstream media, which largely dispensed with any pretense of objectivity in the last election, blames the Trump administration for its hostility toward them.

Other Trump opponents, including right-wing foreign policy professionals who declared Trump unfit for office, are now busy evaluating whether Trump is “normalizing,” or becoming more like them.

To read the entire article, please click HERE.

Republicans Need to Rally around Trump

The National Interest, April 4, 2017

During the 2016 campaign, numerous prominent conservatives opposed the Trump candidacy and warned that its success would be inexorably bad for conservatism.

Some two months into his presidency, rifts between Donald Trump and conservatives are in plain sight. The new president has blamed the recent failure to repeal and replace Obamacare on the conservative House Freedom Caucus. In various presidential tweets, he named and blamed various caucus members and even threatened to fight against the group along with Democrats in the midterm elections of 2018.

Were Trump’s conservative critics correct all along that he is bad for their cause?

While the failure to repeal Obamacare is no doubt a setback for the Trump administration and Republicans in general, conservatives should nevertheless be heartened by the overall progress made and broad direction set by the new president. Unconventional though his presidency may be—and it certainly is, beyond the wildest imagination—Trump has pursued an agenda that is friendly to many of conservatism’s cherished ideals.

Since his inauguration, President Trump has picked a cabinet that many acknowledge is the most conservative in history and nominated Neil Gorsuch, a highly respected conservative judge, to the Supreme Court. Furthermore, he has pursued regulatory reform, border and homeland security and pro-market measures that conservatives have long supported.

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(Photo by Gage Skidmore)

Media Bias at CNN and the New York Times

The National Interest, December 1, 2016

The mainstream media suffered a further erosion of its authority during the 2016 campaign. It copiously displayed its disdain of Donald Trump, not least in assuming that his election to the presidency was not simply unlikely, but next to impossible. Then came the evening of November 8, when assorted media pooh-bahs stared in incredulity at the actual results—a Republican trifecta.

Many have blamed Trump himself for his adversarial relationship with the press, but that distracts from the media’s culpability. However unconventional or controversial Trump’s candidacy was—and it certainly broke new ground—the mainstream media have long failed to report the news truthfully about right-of-center public figures with whom it disagrees.

In my view, at a time when many are complaining about “fake news” manufactured by Russia, it is worth taking a closer look at the mainstream media’s complacency and downright dishonesty. Numerous examples exist, but two incidents involving Dr. Ben Carson, surely the most civil and genteel GOP presidential contender in the 2016 election, are illuminating.

Click HERE to read the entire article.

Ying Ma Talks to ABC (Australia) About Trump Victory

Lateline, ABC (Australia), November 11, 2016

Ying Ma appeared on Lateline, Australia’s leading daily current affairs program, to discuss the Donald Trump victory and his agenda moving forward. To view the discussion, please click HERE. Lateline airs weeknights on ABC in Australia.

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