I am absolutely loving the spectacle of President Trump spanking the media, virtually every day. Love Trump or hate him, there is no denying that he has the left wing media frothing rabidly every day, to the exclusion of almost everything else! CNN in particular pitches face-down-on-the-floor-fist-pounding tantrums every day, and it’s kind of hilarious to watch.
Finding nothing of particular interest to report in a Muslim camp that trained starving children as school shooters (what’s the big deal, amirite?), CNN is howling that Trump has identified certain elements of the media as the enemy of the people. Here is what Trump actually said:
When asked to clarify, Trump did exactly that:
No where in Trump’s tweets will you see the term “free press’, yet lo and behold how the fake news decided to describe Trump’s critique:
It goes on and on and on …. CNN provides a helpful catalog of all the fake news outlets that turned Trump’s attack on fake new into, well, fake news. If the only way fake news can counter Trump’s accusation that the fake news press distorts the truth and outright lies to the American people, and thus represents a danger is to distort the truth and outright lie to the American people, then the fake news ARE a danger.
Good news, though! Even Slate understands that the fake news is losing the battle. Ever since Slate jettisoned their feminist blog and cacked the extra-nutty Amanda Marcotte and Jessica Valenti, their blog has gotten slightly more readable, if not reasonable.
“… a recent analysis of Gallup data challenges the theory that Trump’s consistently high approval ratings among Republicans have been inflated by Trump critics leaving the party in disgust. On Twitter last month, Pollster’s Charles Franklin notedthat Republican Party affiliation was only down 3 to 4 points in 2017 from the year before. Gallup’s numbers show moreover that the party took a sharper dip of about 4 to 5 points in the aftermath of the 2012 election before rebounding in time for the 2014 midterms. When voters who lean Republican are factored in, the GOP is only one percentage point below its average proportion of supporters since 2004.
It should be obvious, given these and other numbers, that no large exodus away from Trump by supporters appalled by his presidency looms, and any political strategy that hinges exclusively on Trump voters seeing the light is certain to fail.”
The left will fail. Thank god. Now let’s figure out how to keep the right from being just as nutty.
Where do we start?
You know my answer.
Lots of love,