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Dustin Siggins, [email protected]
Challenge to the press: Admit America is good
NEW YORK, NY—Businessman Tom Klingenstein has issued a challenge to American media: admit that America is good.
“Mainstream media refuses to admit that America is a good nation that has brought freedom and prosperity to more people than any country in history,” said Klingenstein, whose Newsweek op-ed this week supported President Donald Trump’s re-election. “America is not perfect, but it is the model of success. Trump understands the American way of life is at risk and that Joe Biden is controlled by a party that believes America is bad and – in line with the racist Black Lives Matter movement – should be incapacitated by its sins rather than inspired by its successes.”
Klingenstein’s challenge to the press came after his early October speech endorsing Trump reached 1.2 million views, was endorsed by Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, and was republished by Real Clear Politics. “I’m grateful to Newsweek and Real Clear Politics for going outside of the mainstream echo chamber, but they shouldn’t be alone. If The ‘America is evil’ lie is allowed to stand, America will be remade in the image of the totalitarian, self-admitted Marxist BLM-Democrats. This can only result in the cancellation of what it means to be America,” he said.
“The Cancel America movement started on college campuses and social media. It has now taken over major corporations, Hollywood, and the press,” said Klingenstein. “Cancel America is the enemy of the principles and values which underpin the American way of life, and the press has embraced it by putting virtual book-burning and censorship over honest reporting. BLM riots that burn black neighborhoods are called “peaceful protests” while church attendance is described as irresponsibly dangerous. Parents who don’t mutilate their “transgendered” school-aged children are described as abusive. And the 1619 Project’s historical absurdities are treated as fact.”
“It’s time for the media to acknowledge that America is a good nation,” concluded Klingenstein. “They don’t have to like Trump or prefer him over Joe Biden. They just have to tell the truth. And so I issue this challenge to the press: Will you be objective and acknowledge that America is a great nation and that the world is better off because of it? Or will you continue lying to the American people?”
About Tom Klingenstein
Thomas Klingenstein is a businessman, playwright, and philanthropist. He is a partner in the investment firm Cohen, Klingenstein LLC, & Chairman of the board Claremont Institute.