Trudeau is getting the benefit of the doubt. A Conservative never would.
Imagine this for a moment:
The top advisor and close personal friend of a Conservative Prime Minister is revealed to be friends with Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
Imagine the total outrage that would ensue.
The media would be in an uproar, the coverage would be 24/7, the outrage would be deafening.
The so-called “impartial” and “unbiased” media would be denouncing the Conservatives and calling on them to immediately disavow any relationship with Bannon, and make endless condemnations over and over and over again of the same thing.
And even then, it wouldn’t be enough. Attack ads would be run. In-depth media specials “looking into it” would be endless. It would become a long-standing issue that would crowd out everything else.
The strategist and Conservative Prime Minister and all Conservative members would be attacked as “racists” and “bigots,” and they would certainly not be given the benefit of the doubt.
We know that’s what would happen.
But when it’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top strategist Gerald Butts who has the relationship with Bannon?
It’s a totally different story.
Reports that Gerald Butts has a “friendship” with Steve Bannon, and that “they talk regularly”, have received some attention – but what’s instructive is how it’s being covered compared to the scenario I discussed above.
- First of all, much of the establishment media isn’t even covering it.
- Second, the coverage has been very soft and deferential, not jumping to any political conclusions and giving the government ample time to comment (they’re now distancing themsevles from Bannon.)
Here’s what the Trudeau government said in a statement given to the Huffington Post:
“I’m not going to expand on specific individual relationships, but what I can tell you is… there was an effort made by our government to establish good relationships across the board. It has been well known for quite a while that our office has made a concerted effort to establish a constructive working relationship with our counterparts in the White House and the same can be said about the prime minister and the president, same can be said with ministers who have been working with their counterparts.”
So, Trudeau will be given the benefit of the doubt, while a Conservative would have been endlessly shredded for the exact same thing.
It’s total bias and hypocrisy, and it’s another example of how the media establishment creates narratives that benefit Trudeau and his government – while holding others to a way harsher standard.
The elites want to hide their many failures behind political correctness, deception, and manipulation. We need to push back and spread the truth.
That’s why I write.
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