How Swede It Is: Libbies Fib Again

Ari L. NoonanOP-ED1 Comment

Mr. Baker

If The New York Times or the Los Angeles Times reports that today should be Wednesday instead of Tuesday, kindly correct your calendars. Avoid  an argument with the left-wing hate journalists.

Over the weekend, you may have heard, President Trump lightly commented, in an almost-aside, that Sweden is among countries suffering a crime uptick since taking in an avalanche of immigrants from Islam-majority countries.

This is war, baby.

Permanently enraged American leftists rose as one.

Putting down their pot paraphernalia, hitching up their unbelted pants, burping into their beers, they gargled, spat, re-burped and declared that Sweden is one of the sweetest lands on planet earth, that Mr. Trump has erred again. No facts. Just typically overwrought libbie emotions.

The mentally rocky New York Times sniffed on the front page this morning “TV Blares, Trump Repeats And Sweden Gasps.”

Swedes were offended, huffed chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, that an American president should say such critical words, truth be darned.

Mr. Baker’s assignment: To prove Mr Trump wrong, evidence be darned.

This is what Mr. Trump means about fake news being propagated by deranged left-wing “journalists.”

The Times’s thought process follows this route in ripping the president every time:

  • Step 1: Hysterically report Mr. Trump makes a provocative assertion.
  • Step 2: Automatically he is wrong because he is a Republican and he is sitting on a huge cache of earned wealth.
  • Step 3: No need to verify your left-wing assumptions. Loudly mock and smear Mr. Trump.

By failing to investigate and by instantly resorting to left-wing mudslinging, the reliably erroneous New York Times was as wrong this morning as their role model, ethically challenged Hillary, was last year.

Our source: www.Powerlineblog.com, perhaps the most accurate site on the internet.

Powerline’s John Hinderaker reports:

There is a reason why Sweden’s immigration-skeptic party, Sweden Democrats, is currently first or second in polling.

Inconveniently, preliminary crime statistics for 2016 have just come out. First, some context. I posted this chart, showing official Swedish sex crime data, yesterday:

 

sweden_sex_offences

With regard to the just-released 2016 numbers, you have to wade through some spin to get to the facts:

[T]he number of rapes reported in Sweden increased by 13 percent in 2016 to 6,560.
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According to Brå’s figures, 10,500 incidents of sexual molestation were reported in the country in 2016 – a striking increase of 20 percent on 2015 (when 8,840 were reported).

The Swedish government’s response to the increased crime attendant upon mass Islamic immigration is along the lines of, Who are you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes? The bottom line is that when it comes to Sweden and immigration, Trump was right.

In the 16th paragraph of the sniveling New York Times story, the sniveling reporter Mr.  Baker concedes that a criminology source in Sweden said that “immigrants were disproportionately represented among crime suspects.”

But, sniffle, sniffle, Mr. Baker went on, most victims were other immigrants, which hardly counts.

To repeat, Mr. Trump was correct even as the libbies continue to lie about Sweden, their du jour Muslim hero.

One Comment on ““How Swede It Is: Libbies Fib Again”

  1. Patrick Meighan

    “Over the weekend, you may have heard, President Trump lightly commented, in an almost-aside, that Sweden is among countries suffering a crime uptick since taking in an avalanche of immigrants from Islam-majority countries.”

    Actually, Ari, that’s not exactly what happened. What Donald Trump said, ver batim (on Friday, Feb. 17th), was this: “We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden.”

    There was, in fact, no incident, attack, or anything of the sort that had happened the previous evening in Sweden, despite the declaration of Mr. Trump.

    People who care about actual facts (and that should include journalists like yourself, Ari!) pointed out that the POTUS had been caught telling yet another objective, factual lie… just the latest in his longstanding campaign of demonizing and scapegoating immigrants and refugees, for his own political gain.

    “Swedes were offended, huffed chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, that an American president should say such critical words, truth be darned.”

    No, Swedes were offended that an American president had just told an objective lie about Sweden.

    I realize, Ari, that it’s a lot easier to put reasonable words in Donald Trump’s mouth– words he didn’t say– and defend them, than it is to defend his actual deceitful statements. But why do it, Ari? What do you gain from it?

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