Roger Aronoff, the Executive Director of the Citizens Commission on National Security, recently hosted a discussion on his radio show/podcast with his guest, documentary producer and author Joel Gilbert. The producer of films such as “Trump: The Art of the Insult,” and “The Trayvon Hoax,” Gilbert recently discussed with our host the media’s role in promoting the current crisis in race relations. In this wide-ranging interview on “The Aronoff Report,” Gilbert and Aronoff discuss how the Trayvon Martin case led to “Hands up, Don’t Shoot,” the Ferguson effect, and the mainstream media’s use of fake news.
Here are a few of the insights shared by Gilbert during the interview:
“If you watch my most recent film, called ‘Trump: The Art of the Insult,’ you get a tremendous insight into the performance art of Donald Trump and his way of thinking. Even though that film is a comedy, you really learn a lot about Trump’s sense of marketing, his knowledge of public relations, and he really is a performance artist. People forget that his real estate business endeavors were many years ago when he made himself famous from real estate. He really was an entertainment professional from his work on The Apprentice, sponsoring Miss America, boxing. He knows how to perform in public and how to get reactions from people, and he’s very good at it.”
“Iran has been slowly encroaching on shipping in the Gulf and trying to provoke Saudi Arabia and the United States for several months and it’s all a result of them seeing that their path toward nuclear weapons that Obama paved for them was disrupted by Donald Trump’s presidency and his cancellation of the agreement that Obama essentially, don’t forget, simply approved on his own, without the consent of Congress, so they certainly had a sweetheart deal with all the money and billions involved plus the direct path to nuclear weapons in 10 years.”
“Look, across the board Barack Obama [and] the Obama administration completely disregarded the rule of law in the United States, the respect for Congress, the constitutional process. They abandoned the constitutional arrangement with executive orders. They disregarded the role of the Senate in ratifying international treaties—on and on.”
“My motivation was, I knew that the [George] Zimmerman trial has literally divided America, that prior to 2012 both blacks and whites rated race relations as positive, and that it’s turned negative ever since. It led directly to the Ferguson effect, that was the next thing—’Hands up, don’t shoot!’ And that was a crime disaster for black neighborhoods. Homicides have been up 33 percent. No one has suffered more than the black youth of America from what I ended up calling ‘the Trayvon hoax.’ I also knew that it was where the modern era of fake news and race hoaxes started.”
“The Trayvon Martin case really was where fake news started. They could get away, they realized they could get away with saying anything, and it didn’t matter, if it was based on a race hoax. So, if you could say, this all about iced tea and skittles, why wouldn’t the social activists make up another line, ‘Hands up, don’t shoot!’ Total nonsense, not related to any facts and the media won’t even investigate if it’s true or not.”
You can listen to the full interview here: