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Wolf Blitzer's Professional Demise

Interview Ends All Doubt

CNN, 9/13/16 -- With a news-like demeanor and a professional tone, Wolf Blitzer actually asked a sitting U.S. Senator, "So why is Donald Trump refusing to release his tax returns?"

And with that seemingly newsworthy inquiry, Blitzer gave up the last shred of pretense that he is a journalist or reporter, and is merely a political partisan in tailored suits. The question was a perfect paradigm of the rest of his broadcast.

That question, which has been posed and addressed thousands of times literally answers itself. The people like Blitzer who ache for the information want to find things they can use to hurt Trump. Trump wants to keep it under wraps to stop them and protect himself. Everyone knows this implicitly. It's been regurgitated ad infinitum. Why even ask -- it only shows you're a partisan.

Trump has replied endlessly (Blitzer of course knows this) he is waiting for the IRA audit of him to complete. Until then, the returns are preliminary, and subject to change. That is so normal, asking the question gets an F in Journalism 101, and a dunce cap. Two dunce caps to the reporters who want the returns to see what Trump is worth -- your tax returns don't reveal that. An imbecile who files returns knows that, a commentary on too many First-Amendment-protected reporters. After the audit, Trump may stall anew, everyone knows this too.

What Blitzer should ask a sitting Senator when he gets one to speak with him, is, for example, what's happening about the $400 million in cash the terrorists in Iran got in cash from us, that's now $1.7 billion in foreign currency? Which bank cobbled together that much dough, in foreign currency? What does "provide material support to terrorists" mean (18 USC §2339A et seq.)?

Or he could ask, "Now that so many counties and states have only one health-care provider going broke and hanging on by a thread under ObamaCare, and customers everywhere have had price increases, is the system truly on the verge of collapse?" "Can it be held off until Obama is out of office?"

Or, what's happening in Chad where terrorist training camps are set up? What is Canada doing with its tar sands oil while we stall around? Or, if a person isn't free to fly, why can they drive? (full story below) How about, How do you justify the Dept. of Education, since it's not authorized by the Constitution? Or my favorite, especially good for candidates but good for politicians too, What's the purpose of government? Need more? Try The Liberty Poll:

Only a reporter would be asking such things. We don't seem to have any left.


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