…is kill all the journalists.
Down below, Kentucky Headhunter writes…
The media will be well represented when the time to line the traitors up against the wall.
While the dishonesty of journalists shouldn’t be minimized, there are a number of factors at play in the stories we read.
1. American society is hopelessly topheavy and needlessly complex. Part of the energy of Trump’s realignment is his astute knowledge of system dynamics, and his ability to leverage the potential energy in our unstable society for his benefit. It’s not that journalists lie more under Trump, than they did under Obama. It’s that Obama was too inept to call attention to it.
No disrespect to Obama, by the way. Bush and Clinton were also too stupid to see this golden opportunity. This was amply demonstrated in Hillary’s pandering to a hostile press, in hopes that they’d throw her softballs (they didn’t) as opposed to Trump calling them out, and becoming a people’s hero in the process.
2. There are a number of ever-shifting filters that shape the stories we read, and many of these are applied before the story ever gets delivered to the corporate press. Leakers exaggerate, PR people spin, and often sources will misunderstand what they’re telling a journalist anyway, emphasizing irrelevant points rather than laying out the details of the real story.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb has spent a large amount of time and effort criticizing supposedly “smart” folks (i.e. people in academia, big business, etc.) for knowing facts without ever understanding the machinations that bring them about. This is particularly relevant to the present, dreadful state of the fifth estate.
3. Specific to Trump, and perhaps a corollary to the first point, we have a president who is not only smarter than his critics, he is exceptionally adept at controlling and manipulating these self-important fools in the capitalist media. He has been honing his skills in this regard since the 1980s, when he was a favored guest of daytime and nighttime talk shows. The fact that he produced a television series qualifies him, by any objective standard, for a doctorate in media studies.
Does he care when the media puts out coordinated hit pieces on him? It doesn’t appear so. A glorified blogger from the NYT or WaPo is due to make his thirteenth straight front-page declaration that Trump is finished, he’ll be indicted this week, and all that. The handful of credulous fools (all wimminz and male feminists) who take such stuff seriously have set themselves up to have their spirits crushed again, and it is as likely as not that Trump leaked the coming impeachment to the idiots himself. He seems to use the news cycle to fan the flames of some irrelevant nonsense in his right hand, while he’s strangling his enemies with his left, all out of sight. About half the time he wants the story to upset his base, so that he can use that energy to push through necessary legislation that the CONservative capitalist republicans of the GOP would never touch otherwise.
I used to think that Trump was Gerald Ford reborn. A savvy liberal republican of the Rockefeller mold. Now I see him as a 21st century incarnation of either Lenin or Andrew Jackson. He’s winning, for you and for me, and every rich faggot and establishment hack who doesn’t want to get burned out of his mcmansion had better go along.
The G.O.P. is dead. Good riddance.