Welcome, welcome, welcome, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be back with you this Thursday evening.
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We got a couple things to talk about and the overlay here is what you need to know, which we have talked about this for a long time.
The overlay here is that the American people are being disserved by the fake news media. And what I mean by that is — we’re just having a failure to cover what’s actually happening in our lives and therefore we’re not understanding what’s going on — we’re missing it.
And because we’re missing it — we think some things are the problem and we think other things are the problem, and we’re missing the problems.
So let me give you a couple of examples — did you know that the time that they started tearing down Christopher Columbus statues, which did not start last month in Baltimore — although in other cities it happened — it did happen.
It started in the 1920s.
Anti-Catholic KKK — the KKK equally — well I don’t if equally — they hated Catholics, they hated African Americans, they hated Jews — KKK started and dominated by Democrats — for many, many decades Democrats served in the US Senate who had been members of the KKK — there you have it.
And here’s what we know — if you’re a Catholic, you know and recognize that anti-Catholic bigotry is acceptable in this country.
Now, we don’t spend a lot of time — I’m Catholic of course — we don’t spend a lot of time talking about it and worrying about it — we just go about our lives.
But think about what you’ve seen.
In the last month, we had Columbus statues torn down. In the last month, we had Saint Junipero Serra statues torn down in California.
You also had about six months ago — Senator Feinstein of California look a Catholic nominee in the eye and say, “The dogma runs strong in you.”
Meaning that your Catholic faith is something that’s motivating for you and her attack — Dianne Feinstein’s — was denounced by the head of the president of Notre Dame, Fr. Jenkins, the head of the anti-defamation league, the head of Princeton University, the Harvard Law Review, others denounced it, but you know who didn’t denounce it?
Catholics like Dick Durbin. Catholics like Joe Biden. Other senators like Corey Booker, and Chuck Schumer — They all said it was fine.
They all said it was fine.
And here’s the point — here’s what I would say is — what is the reality of living in a country where we’re not seeing that?
We’re not seeing coverage of that?
So that’s an example. I’m not saying it shouldn’t be the only story — it’s not the only thing you’d see out there, but I’m saying it’s one.
Here’s another example — right now, in this country, did you know — I didn’t know this — Portland, Oregon has had fifty-five fifty-six straight days of protests that turn into riots.
I didn’t know it was that long. Did you know it was that long?
Until, the president talked about it the other day — it wasn’t something I knew about, why? Because the media wasn’t showing us the pictures.
Because the media knows it’s a disaster for one of the two parties — and it’s not the Republican Party.
It’s a disaster for the Democrats because those cities are run by Democrats.
So Portland has been burning, and we don’t even know.
The fact is — we are being conditioned — by the media in a direction, and we’re missing what’s happening, and the fake news is failing all of us.
Now, let me tell you what the fake news is failing us and setting us up for disaster.
Are you ready?
We talked about it earlier in the week — the fake news is now setting us up for a disaster in this country when schools try to reopen in six weeks.
Over and over now, the media is covering the outbreak of the virus and saying how difficult it could be, might be, whatever, and we have teachers unions in Los Angeles — they’ve said they will not show up to work unless there’s medicare for all and a whole ‘nother list of demands.
Fairfax, Virginia — the teachers union rolled back the recommendation that there be in school teaching.
So we have schools — and my point here is, the media’s not covering what is a tsunami of social upheaval.
The social upheaval that will occur in five and six and seven and eight weeks — when the nation doesn’t go back to school and when lots of people are worried about their kids in ways they haven’t been in the past — because even if you had to have distance learning in the last two months of the school year, most people in America thought, “Well, it’s temporary.”
And now, we’re faced with a permanent change in how kids — you see people pulling their kids out of school, other people are mad about it, you’re seeing teachers upset about it —
My point here is, while we have the hysterical news media covering other subjects — we’re missing what is actually in front of us.
And as I’ve said before, it doesn’t matter if the reason that you think you can’t go back to school is wrong — and I tend to think they are, I tend to think that we ought to be to figure out how to go back to school, do some social distancing, figure out how to manage things — but the idea of shutting down all the schools again for the school year, and for the next six months — it’s going to last a whole year — it’s a disaster.
And nobody is covering it.
Instead, they’re covering all sorts of conversations that are coming out — all sorts of things they want to talk about — Trump this, Trump that —
The simple fact of life is, we are coming towards an engineered crisis.
And it’s been stoked by the fake news that is refusing to address the issue.
If I told you that you had a multibillion dollar school district — multibillion dollar schools — let’s say that. They’re going to get another hundred billion in dollars out of one of these stimulus bills — and the schools can’t figure out how to make this work? This is nonsense.
This is nonsense.
It’s nonsensical. It’s not — I know that school teachers — and I say this over and over again — the late Phyllis Schlafly taught me this — school teachers deserve our thanks.
School teachers deserve credit. School teachers do — they’re doing some of the heaviest lifting. But these school teachers unions, and the school administrators, and the bureaucracies that have built up, and the programs — the social justice programming that’s happened?
That’s a discredit.
And that is what’s being used against “We the People” right now.
I’m just raising this again and again — I just did an interview today — you may have seen my breitbart.com column yesterday — I did an interview today with an NBC reporter — someone I’ve known for years.
She called, and she wanted to talk about the president’s growing strength in terms of crime in urban cities, and I said that’s all good.
I think he had to. I think the president could only allow the lawlessness to continue for a certain amount of time.
Then, he had to say what he said, which is if you can’t get your cities under control, we will. And he’s doing it, and I think most Americans appreciate that and directionally, they think, “Yeah, you can’t let them keep burning our cities.”
But I said to her, at the end of the discussion, that’s not the issue that’s going to be first on our minds in just five weeks.
The issue that’s going to be first on our minds is the impact on the economy, the impact on the family, the impact on our students, the impact on our way of life —
We’re coming into what is an extraordinarily challenging moment — set of moments. And I’m not seeing coverage of it yet.
Maybe they’ll jump on it soon. Maybe? Maybe they will.
But again, I can tell you, it’s going to — a different reporter — maybe I’ll cover his name — his identity.
Different reporter for a major national periodical — newspaper — online too, said to me — he’s divorced and his wife wanted to put their child into a private school, and he said, “I don’t want her to go into a private school.”
And his ex-wife said, “Well, we have ‘till Friday. If we tell them then, then she can go to school.”
Where they live, there’s no in-person school.
Again, my point here is, public versus private, rich versus poor, living in the right place or wrong place, not having to work or working from home — all these kinds of things you want to see upset people?
You watch what happens in five weeks.
And here’s my point — the billions — what you need to know — the billions and billions of dollars we spend on education — I want to be clear — I’m not saying it’s easy, but I’m saying they need to wrap their heads around it and get it done.
There cannot be excuses. It has to be done, and it has to get done in whatever ways they can.
It can’t be only distance. And let me say this last thing about that — the distance learning is not sufficient, it’s not good, it’s really not. Nobody thinks it is.
You can’t take a nine-year-old and put them in front of a TV — in front of a screen for three, four, five, six hours. The teachers aren’t good at it.
I’m not complaining — no one should be good at that — it’s hard to do. But I’m just telling you right now, what’s coming down the pike is an unbelievable set of challenges — and we’re not even hearing about it.
You’re hearing about it from me twice this week, but you’re not hearing about it from the powers that be and the media, which is brainwashing us to think about the things we shouldn’t be thinking about, and things that they want us to talk about it — the NBA’s going to open, and we’re going to have seventeen hours and five thousand columns on the fact that Black Lives Matter is written on the NBA court.
In their little bubble — in Florida where they’re playing and making millions of dollars. Give me a break.
Give me a break.
You’re fiddling while Rome burns.
And it’s going to get hot — in the next five weeks.
Alright, that’s what you need to know. We’re going to come back from the break.
We’re going to talk with Julie Kelly, our old friend. We’ll get an update on her book on the never Trumpers, it’s called, Disloyal Opposition.
If you don’t have it, you need to get a copy of it. And a new guest, Amy Swearer — oh sorry, I realize she’s been on before — she’s going to break down the Little Sisters of the Poor case, which the Supreme Court handled this year — give us a sense of what that all means, so we’re on top of that.
So we’ll take a quick break and be right back.
It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Be back in a moment.