I am convinced the world is quickly going mad.  Both definitions, that is, being angry and crazy, and usually at the same time.  And it is fueled nonstop by the internet and social media. Nowadays, just about everything is racist, and liberals seem to define racist as anything and everything Donald Trump does.

All Shook up:  Earlier this month, President Trump issued the Presidential Medal of Freedom to several people including Elvis Presley.  The award can be earned for a variety of contributions to world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.   I don’t think Elvis will be credited for world peace, but I think it’s safe to say that the nickname, “King of Rock and Roll” was due to his influence on pop culture.  Just when you think you found something everyone can agree on, liberals rain on that parade.

Love Me Tender:  The Washington Post’s Chris Richards quickly denounced the award to Elvis as a racist move by Donald Trump.  He didn’t say Elvis was racist, but instead attacked President Trump giving that award to Elvis as “a little nod to the good old days, back when black visionaries could invent rock-and-roll, but only a white man could become the king”.  He’s implying that Trump choose Elvis because he wishes we could go back to a pre civil rights era. And you thought a prestigious newspaper like the Washington Post hired smart people. I’m not sure why the dumbest people get hired by the largest media companies.

Heartbreak Hotel:  Mr. Richards just hates Donald Trump.  OK, fine, but just say it outright and be honest with your readers.  Don’t make up criticism of the President by coming up with dishonest arguments.  He just reveals his bias and lazy reporting. Elvis was born very poor, attended black churches, served in the military and earned his “King” nickname through talent and hard work.  To tie his honor and contribution to a criticism of President Trump is an example of a weak journalist.

When you have a national platform, and you want to criticize President Trump, pick a real issue or policy position.  Something people can debate and argue for better solutions. Accusing “racism” at every single thing the President does is tiresome.   It’s no wonder trust in the media is at an all time low. To quote Snoopy of the now “racist” Peanuts comic strip, “There’s no sense in doing a lot of barking if you don’t really have anything to say”.