(Fred Weinberg) – Donald Trump — that’s President-Elect Donald Trump — may never get a fair shake from the left-leaning media but I think it is only fair to point out the hypocrisy when it occurs.
You take your family to a Broadway show. No, you take your family to a fifth-grade dance recital. No, you take your family to an NFL game. OK, how about a minor league baseball game.
It’s your family. Your daughter, your son, your wife.
You are a semi-famous person.
Maybe the Vice President-Elect. Or a columnist for a newspaper.
And when a teacher steps up to introduce the recital, she sees you in the audience and lectures you about your responsibilities. You and you alone.
Or, when they play the National Anthem, a pine-riding-loser-backup-
Or the manager of the local baseball team makes a statement before the game begins over the PA system that you need to protect all the players on both teams, the implication being that you won’t.
Oh, I forgot to mention that you were booed when you and your family walked in.
Let’s put it another way.
Suppose Vin Scully, at the ceremony where President Barack Obama gave him the Medal of Freedom, shared his thoughts on socialism (not a fan) loudly, as the President was hanging the medal around his neck?
Suppose Ted Nugent, playing in front of the President and his daughters (hard to imagine but possible), made a Nugent-like comment from the stage (definitely possible) about the President?
What would be the reaction, then?
What we’re dealing with here is NOT the First Amendment.
Everybody has the RIGHT to do what we just imagined here.
What we’re talking about is CLASSLESS BEHAVIOR!
Of COURSE I’m talking about that jerk at Hamilton who decided to lecture Vice President-Elect Mike Pence and his daughter. And the mainstream media which would be blowing a collective gasket had the Motor City Madman done the same thing.
Do you really think that just because someone you don’t like gets elected you have the right to toss civility and class out the window? Your mama must be so proud.
The only class shown in that theatre that night was when Pence told his daughter when they were being booed that was what freedom sounded like.
Now let me be clear.
Nobody is going to take away your right to lecture an elected official. That is protected by the First Amendment which, in turn, is protected by the Second Amendment.
But there is a time and place for everything.
Had these clowns invited Mr. Pence back stage for a private chat, that would have been the time and the place. The rules and civility would have dictated Pence accepting such an invitation.
That’s not what these arrogant posers wanted. They wanted to make a scene. Which, of course, diminished their message.
Hamilton may be a great show, but I am no longer in the market for tickets.
I’ll wait for the movie and see it when it’s on Netflix.
Mr. Weinberg is publisher of the Penny Press. Get to know more about him by visiting www.PennyPressNV.com.