Many of us no longer lend credence to national news media reports - events are not reported factually but are heavily influenced by contemporary political opinions. Some folks may believe news media, but most 21st Century Americans are not that naive. And the regime media no longer pretends to be impartial; it even boasts about the political causes it supports.
If you scan today’s news you will find quite a few of former Attorney General William Barr’s opinions. Bill Barr is currently in what we might call his “honeymoon” period with the American press. He is using this criticism-free media period to lambaste Donald Trump, a favorite with Middle America.
Although Barr has had a lengthy, largely scandal-free, legal career, that doesn’t vindicate his current political opinions. Actually, Barr himself seems to have changed after resigning from the Trump administration - ostensibly over a disagreement about the 2020 election. (Trump thought the election results were rigged whereas Barr felt the election was fair.) Like many others, I agree with Trump.
After his resignation, Barr has turned on Donald Trump. We would like to think that Barr’s anti-Trump posture was based on political disagreements rather than personal animosity. Bill Barr ‘s anti-Trump comments were welcomed by the Left. They fit into its efforts to prevent Donald Trump from serving a second presidential term.
We are well aware of Trump’s flaws (and they are many) but they don’t outweigh his accomplishments. The Left hoped Barr would reveal some hitherto unknown fault about Trump, but Barr could reveal nothing serious enough to prevent a second presidential run. So Donald Trump remains Middle America’s choice for president despite concerns about his character and temperament.
Bill Barr questioned Trump’s sanity for claiming the 2020 election was stolen. But many of us also question the fairness of the 2020 election. We are not “election deniers” as the Left claims, we just have concerns about the fairness of the 2020 Presidential election.
Bill Barr didn’t come off well in his various media encounters, especially the National Public Radio interview. Neither Barr nor NPR appeared to be prepared for what could have been an informative session. Many of Barr’s claims should have been “fact checked”, or at least questioned, but NPR blithely accepted Barr’s responses.
We know the Left will try to rig both the 2022 midterms and the 2024 election to keep Republicans out of office. For Leftist Democrats “the end justifies the means” and they will do whatever is necessary to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office. But even with his many shortcomings, Trump still ranks higher with the public than any potential Democratic contender.
Bill Barr seems to be savoring the attention he is getting, testifying before committees and appearing on television. But his “opinions” have been exempted from criticism for too long and should now be subjected to scrutiny.
Gail Jarvis is a Georgia-based free-lance writer. His writing is influenced by witnessing how versions of news and history were distorted for fashionable political reasons. Mr. Jarvis is a member of the Society of Independent Southern Historians and his articles have appeared on various websites, magazines, and publications for several organizations. He lives in Coastal Georgia with his wife.