As far as bad ideas go, the mainstream news media shining a spotlight on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is the baddest idea since Alicia Machado.
I blame it on Trump Derangement Syndrome.
These guys are so hell-bent on destroying Donald Trump that they’re willing to trip all over themselves for anyone who feeds them the ammunition to do it.
A little fact-checking would have spared them all the embarrassment they’re going to be feeling.
Mayor Cruz was so willing to regurgitate all the attacks they needed to advance their “This is Trump’s Katrina” narrative, that they didn’t wait before shoving her in front of cameras.
And just like Alicia Machado, it is already blowing up in their faces.
You remember Alicia, right?
She was the former Miss Universe that Hillary trotted out in the final weeks of the campaign to smear Donald Trump as a he-man woman-hater.
Twenty years earlier, Machado was the first Miss Universe crowned after Trump took over the pageant.
And when the pageant wanted to strip her of her crown for gaining wait, Mr. Trump stepped in and got her on a diet and work-out regimen to help her lose the weight and keep her crown.
But Alicia claimed that Mr. Trump referred to her as “Miss Piggy” and that was enough for Hillary to drag her out of mothballs and beat him over the head with her.
Suddenly, Alicia was the one in the spotlight on CNN and MSNBC – the poor young lady so victimized by meanie-meanie jelly-beanie Trump.
The news media couldn’t wait to trot her out night after night to bash Donald Trump.
But what they didn’t do was take the time to vet her.
And they really should have.
Machado gave birth to a drug kingpin’s child, starred in porn movies and actually threatened to murder a judge who was trying her boyfriend for murder – a murder that she drove the getaway car for.
And suddenly, Machado was nowhere to be seen.
In fact, the only one who kept talking about her was Hillary Clinton.
In the final debate, Hillary was still beating the “He called Alicia Machado an eating machine” argument.
Well, I think the decision to shove Mayor Cruz into the spotlight is going to meet the same fate as Alicia Machado.
Because what we’ve learned about her over the last couple of days isn’t exactly good.
The Conservative Treehouse has done some terrific work exposing this corrupt, incompetent mayor.
They have a post that includes an interview with a Puerto Rican police officer who shred Mayor Cruz to pieces.
It’s tough to read through the translated transcript. But hearing this officer crying over the corruption while people are suffering is really tough.
The Mayor, Carmen Yulin, is not allowing anyone to distribute… We need… what Puerto Ricans need is that the U.S. armed forces come in and distribute the aid. And that they stop the governor, Rosello, and the mayor, Yulin, on doing what they are doing… It’s an abuse, it looks like communism, in our own island (sobbing)…
There’s much, much more. You can click the link and listen to it yourself.
Over at the Daily Caller they’re reporting that Carmen Yulin Cruz isn’t participating in any of the meetings with FEMA and other government agencies.
In response to Cruz’s attacks, Guaynabo’s mayor Angel Perez told the Daily Caller:
”She is not participating in any meetings and we had a couple already with the governors and with representation of FEMA and of HUD, of these whole federal agencies that have given us help and she’s not participating in those meetings and some mayors from her political party have been participating, so I don’t know why she is saying that. My experience is very different.”
The more we learn about Mayor Cruz, the more she looks like a corrupt leader of a banana republic.
And trust me. That won’t play well among the American people.
But the news media was so eager to trot her out hour after hour because she’s the perfect pawn to advance their “Trump failed in Puerto Rico” narrative.
If they had done even a modicum of fact-checking first, perhaps they would have re-thought that strategy.
But Trump Derangement Syndrome has stripped the news media of anything resembling journalistic integrity.
Come on, you guys.
Do you really want to show a woman crying about genocide and lack of power while wearing a screen printed T-shirt that says, “HELP US. WE ARE DYING?”
Hey, I make T-shirts.
Exposing the screen requires power. Flash-drying the printed shirt requires power.
Who in Puerto Rico had the time and literal energy to screen print this shirt?
No, no. A thousand times no.
This woman is a fraud.
And promoting her hour after hour is going to bite these idiots in the ass.
I predict it won’t be long before the mainstream news media drops her like a hot rock when they realize they chose the absolute wrong person to drive their phony narrative.
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