I’m old enough to remember when journalists gave us the news and we added our own prejudice.
These days journalists report everything through the sieve of their own their personal bias, so that what we ought to think about events is baked into the news.
Just ask ABC 7.30 host Leigh Sales, she’ll tell you.
With US President Donald Trump refusing to concede election defeat, Sales tweeted: “Robert Mugabe keeps coming to mind.”
The most obvious problem with Sale’s in-depth, non-partisan analysis is that the Zimbabwean dictator, unlike Trump, never cried about rigged elections. That’s because Mugabe was the one rigging the elections.
Mugabe won his nation’s 2013 election after reportedly receiving more than 350,000 votes from people aged over 85 and 109,000 votes from people aged over 100 – in a nation where life expectancy at the time was 51!
Anyway, Joe Biden keeps coming to mind!
Another problem for Sales is that Mugabe didn’t attempt to stay in power by challenging the validity of votes through legal channels open to him, as Trump is now doing. Mugabe instead used violent militia to silence his political opponents and to retain power.
I don’t know why, but ANTIFA keeps coming to mind!
Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe, unlike Trump, was a Marxist which is why the murdering, cheating thug was, at least in the beginning, a hero of the Left.
And speaking of Marxists, the Democrats do come to mind. Actually, so does the ABC commentariat.
Donald Trump has always said he would accept the result of a ballot in which legal votes were counted. Robert Mugabe famously said that “only God” could remove him from office.
Hillary Clinton urging Joe Biden, prior to the US election, not to “concede under any circumstances” comes readily to mind.
Finally, what are the odds that the Leigh Sales and former US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power would both post tweets, within hours of each other, comparing Trump to Mugabe?
Sales tweeted “Mugabe comes to mind” soon after which Power tweeted “He’s going full Robert Mugabe”.
It’s fun how the twiterarti sit in their tax-payer funded echo chamber, gleefully acknowledging one another’s left wing woke tweets.
I’m not for a second suggesting that one plagiarised the other. Not at all. But now that we’ve mentioned plagiarism, Joe Biden comes to mind.
But to say that Donald Trump reminds you of Robert Mugabe? Seriously? The Left are losing their minds.
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James Macpherson is a sought after international speaker with a background in journalism at the Courier Mail and Daily Telegraph. He previously pastored a significant church in Australia and South Africa. James' weekly Good Sauce podcast comes out every Tuesday. He also writes regularly for The Spectator.