Last week, veteran journalist and sex crime victims' advocate Liz Crokin published a sensational report, calculating that US authorities had arrested over 1,500 pedophiles in the month since Donald Trump took office as President. The mainstream media's reaction? Silence, and the same old questions about the Trump team's supposed ties with Russia.
Last Thursday, President Trump met with senior advisers and representatives of organizations dealing with human trafficking, vowing to bring the "full force and weight" of the US government to combatting the phenomenon, which he called an "epidemic" and a "dire problem."
"Dedicated men and women across the federal government have focused on this for some time as you know – it's been much more focused over the last four weeks," Trump said at the meeting, which was also attended by his daughter Ivanka, who has urged her father to take the issue to the legislative level. A few conservative news sources aside, the mainstream media barely mentioned the story, or buried it with obscure headlines such as CNN's 'Ivanka Trump's busy advocacy Thursday'.
Donald Trump hugs a US flag as he comes onstage to rally with supporters in Tampa, Florida, US October 24, 2016
Over the weekend, political writer, journalist and Townhall.com contributor Liz Crokin published a story in conservative news website Townhall.com, where she calculated that the number of pedophile arrests has gone off the charts since Trump took office, reaching 1,500 plus since Trump's inauguration a month ago, compared with fewer than 400 sex trafficking-related arrests in 2014, according figures compiled by the FBI.
Unfortunately, Crokin lamented that while "this should be one of the biggest stories in the national news…the mainstream media has barely, if at all, covered any of these mass pedophile arrests."
What has the media been up to instead? Among other things, grilling Press Secretary Sean Spicer for weeks on end over rumors, leaks and numerous Congressional investigations over the Trump administration's alleged communications, ties and contacts with Russian officials, all without offering a shred of proof.
For her part, Crokin wrote that it had "been clear to [her] for awhile that Trump would make human trafficking," particularly child trafficking and abuse, "a top priority," and pointed to Trump's discussion of the topic going back all the way back to 2012.
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