Donald Trump has just released his first television ad, and the predictable leftist firestorm has ensued. Instead of being embarrassed by his proposal for a moratorium on Muslim immigration in the face of the ongoing jihad threat, Trump has featured it front and center. And it turns out that his talk about securing the Southern border is accompanied by footage not of Mexicans, but of...Moroccans! The hard-left self-proclaimed "fact checker" PolitiFact has given the ad a "Pants on Fire" rating, and pundits everywhere are tut-tutting about how the shoot-from-the-hip blowhard has done it again, and surely, surely this time, surely, he has finally torpedoed his own campaign.
Responding to the nontroversy, NBC News stated that "Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told NBC News, 'No sh—it's not the Mexican border, but that's what our country is going to look like. This was 1,000 percent on purpose.'" PolitiFact declared itself unsatisfied by this explanation – but its attention to this issue epitomizes how desperate the mainstream media is to derail Trump's campaign, and how it keeps on trying to do it in a way that is certain to be ineffective.