Chairman's Corner - Beam me up!

Monday, January 27, 2020 9:45 PM | Deleted user

The left and the liberal media hit a new low this week (was that even possible?) in a way that should make any right thinking (and logical) person exclaim: BEAM ME UP!!!

The mainstream media, social media, and the Twitterverse were all in upheaval because this week the Administration unveiled the new logo for the United States Space Force. Critics of the President, who must assume that he is also a graphic designer, immediately started to accuse him of ripping off the logo for Star Trek.

The Washington Post boldly proclaimed in its headlines: Trump reveals Space Force logo, and ‘Star Trek’ fans aren’t happy

NPR said in its headline that the logo "Incited 'Star Trek' Fan Outrage"!

Sopan Debs, a reporter with the New York Times took to Twitter screaming , " THIS IS THE STARFLEET LOGO! THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TOOK A THING FROM A TV SHOW AND MADE IT THE OFFICIAL EMBLEM OF A BRANCH OF THE MILITARY."

Even Star Trek cast member and left-winged activist George Takei Tweeted he expected royalties from the new emblem .

The problem with all of these attacks, like so many by the media and left, is none of it's true.

National Security expert Joe Noonan took to Twitter himself to note that the new logo looked a lot like the shield logo for the United States Space Command, which was established in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan.

"For those excitedly tweeting that Trump stole the Star Trek logo!!!!, the patch on the left was the existing Air Force Command logo."

While some media reports did note that the new logo was more likely a modification of the Space Command logo, they pushed it aside basically claiming that Reagan ripped off Star Trek too.

However, no one seemed too concerned about asking where did the Star Fleet logo come from in the first place?

Star Trek premiered on NBC in 1966. The US and USSR were locked in a space race and the U.S. was trying to fulfill President John F. Kennedy's desire to land a man safely on the moon and return him back to Earth. That program, the Apollo Program, began in 1962.

Its patch looks strikingly similar to the Star Fleet logo.

Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, was a veteran who flew 89 combat missions during WWII. He had a love for aviation and the United States Space Program. The original name for the Enterprise was going to be the S.S. Yorktown, named for the aircraft carrier sunk at the Battle of Midway. Roddenberry drew inspiration from NASA, including inspiration for the Star Trek logo.

But in the end, the final design for the Space Force drew its inspiration from several existing government logos:

As usual, the media in its rush to bash the President has completely mischaracterized the efforts of the administration.

This week saw the passing of journalist Jim Lehrer at the age of 85. Lehrer had penned several " Rules of Journalism . " The first three seem to fall on deaf ears for today's mainstream media:

  1. Do nothing I cannot defend.
  2. Do not distort, lie, slant, or hype.
  3. Do not falsify facts or make up quotes.

If this week's manufacturer controversy is any indication, I doubt you will find too many members of the modern press who still hold fast to Lehrer's words.

Scotty, beam me up!

Yours in Freedom,

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Jason Shepherd

Chairman, Cobb County Republican Party

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