Dave, I hold a different opinion on the biased media than you do. I see a media that is ‘of the Left’ if not outright Leftist as an institution.
This: “ Many people and organizations are biased against the president. Understanding that bias gets one a long way towards understanding the massive failure of this presidency.”
I read that as admitting that Leftist bias is necessary to conclude that the troubled Trump presidency is entirely Trump’s (et al) fault for being who he is and what he represents to those who voted him into office.
As an American I fully support your right to voice your opinion even though it differs from mine. Rationally, considering differing perspectives are a necessary element of a free nation — and a free press, which is supposed to represent the People and keep government honest.
I see a press that utterly and willfully failed to represent the People as a whole during the entire Obama presidency. That media behaved as cheerleaders and protectors of the Left and their ideologies and seemed to only grudgingly and often inaccurately portray the contrarian opinions on the Right with honesty and efficacy.
I’m a classic American liberal. That is, in terms of governance I agree with George Washington’s prescient historical definition of government, the essence of which is embodied in America’s founding, our Declaration of Independence and of course, our Constitution:
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
I also agree with Henry David Thoreau:
“ Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way.”
I want small, weak federal government and for that government (and that of the states) to err on the side of individual liberty instead of collectivism and identity-group politics.
I left the Democrat Party when it started moving to the “progressive” Left and pushing big-government solutions and burdens on the People — all of course for our own good.. they swore.
I believe the Press is protected by the Constitution to keep government honest and within the literal and spiritual bounds of the Constitution — not to destroy a duly elected president who is an obvious threat to the status quo that’s been set in place by the Establishment elites — which if you will be honest includes the big corporate press.
The very basis of America is being threatened far more by the press bias than by Donald Trump. America voted for Trump to do the things he’s trying to do because we want the Establishment dismantled. The press cannot abide that.