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Did Your Local Newspaper Call Trump's Mt. Rushmore Speech 'dark and divisive'? Here's One Way To Push Back

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As most conservatives recognize intuitively, and we have regularly demonstrated in CHQ, the establishment media doesn’t just lean Left, they have gone completely over to the other side and are now actively trying to defeat Donald Trump and hand America over to the Far Left mob.

One of the primary weapons in their arsenal is the use of counterfactual narratives about President Trump and his policies and statements – put in simple American English – they just plain lie about what Donald Trump says and does.

One of the more blatant recent examples of this tactic is the media coverage of President Trump’s speech at Mt. Rushmore.

If you watched the speech you know it was a patriotic celebration of American greatness and the great Americans memorialized in the mountain-sized sculpture – but according to the Leftwing media and various Democrat politicians it was a ‘dark and divisive’ speech celebrating racists and white supremacists.

The New York Post’s Miranda Devine provided a short list of the major establishment media’s counterfactual narrative about the speech, writing:

The New York Times damned the speech as “dark and divisive,” as if standing against “cancel culture” and the trashing of America is what will split the country.

The Washington Post sneered at Mount Rushmore as “nationalist kitsch” and slammed a “dystopian” speech that “exploits social divisions.”

CNN reviled the iconic setting it used to like, before Trump, as a “monument of two slave owners.”

The Times also reminded readers Trump voters are racist, sexist and stupid, and think “reality TV is real.”

Democrat Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois went even further, just plain lying that President Trump “spent all his time talking about dead traitors.”

Duckworth’s blatant lie prompted Tucker Carlson to hammer her two days in a row on his top-rated Fox News show, but that didn’t stop newspapers across the country from picking up the Democrat talking point that the speech was a “dark and divisive” celebration of white supremacy.

If your local newspaper covered the President’s speech at Mt. Rushmore using those words, they weren’t covering “the news” rather the paper was simply regurgitating Democrat Party talking points pushed out to reporters after every Trump speech.

We urge conservatives to set the record straight, and to test whether your local paper has any integrity left, by sending a letter to the editor defending President Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech. To assist you in that effort, here are some sample paragraphs you might include in your letter. Please note that many newspapers have a limit on the word count of letters to the editor, 250 words (or less) is pretty standard, so these drafts run to about 150 words so you can add your own personal touches.

Sample letter to the Editor refuting the claim President Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech was “dark and divisive.”

Dear Editor:

Your coverage of President Trump’s speech at Mt. Rushmore prompted me to go to the WhiteHouse.gov website to read the text of the speech and I did not find it to be “dark and divisive.” To the contrary, I found it to be an uplifting celebration of our country, its founders and the many men and women who have made America exceptional among nations. What’s more, the President told the truth about what is going on in our streets; there are those on the Far Left who want to “tear down statues of our Founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.”

I am very disappointed that our local newspaper, wittingly or unwittingly, is participating in what President Trump correctly called a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children.”

Sample letter to the Editor refuting Senator Tammy Duckworth’s claim President Trump “spent all his time talking about dead traitors” during his Mt. Rushmore speech.

Dear Editor:

Your coverage of President Trump’s July 3 speech at Mt. Rushmore included a claim by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) that in the speech the President “spent all his time talking about dead traitors.” I went to the WhiteHouse.gov website and read the speech and found Senator Duckworth’s claim to be completely untrue – there is not one mention of any Confederate or anyone else who might be considered a traitor to the United States.

Contrary to Senator Duckworth’s lies about the speech, the President “spent all his time” talking about the heroes and Founders of our country – the men and women, of all races, who made America exceptional among nations.

I am very disappointed that our local newspaper did not factcheck Senator Duckworth’s lie about the President’s speech and, wittingly or unwittingly, is participating in what President Trump correctly called a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children.”

We urge CHQ readers and friends to immediately send a letter to the editor of any newspaper that used either of these false claims before the falsehood becomes further embedded in the public mind and the issue drops out of the news cycle.

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