Friday, February 24, 2017

President Trump, Mainstream Media At War

                The Scold War the mainstream media and the president are fighting has escalated yet again, and is unprecedented due to the unanimity of the Fourth Estate. The media is conducting the battle on all fronts, with stunning breadth, depth, and intensity. It is engaging in overt and covert warfare, both bold and up front and via a guerrilla campaign in the shadows. The elites’ War of the Noses (indignantly and haughtily thrust skyward, far above the Deplorables ability to even perceive them) is on a scale such as we have never seen before. In days past, the fledgling nation had a number of Federalist papers and a number of Democratic-Republican papers, each of which may have engaged in hyperbole and even character-assassination now and again. Later on they were joined by a Whig newspaper or two. There were also, of course, abolitionist papers in the North and pro-slavery papers in the South prior to and during the Civil War, but nothing remotely close to the politically-correct group-think and non-diversity of opinion that has seized virtually the entire mainstream media today. This is dangerous.
                For his part, President Trump recently called the media “the enemy.” Was that accurate or smart? A free, open, inquisitive, and honest media is a great boon to a democratic republic. Indeed, a necessary one. But, an angry, close-minded, intolerant media determined, at all costs, to bring down a president with whom they disagree politically, is a grave danger to that republic. An “enemy,” if you will.
                “Journalist” and author Carl Bernstein told CNN that “There’s a history of what ‘enemy of the people’…means as used by dictators and authoritarians, including Stalin, including Hitler.” CNN’s Chris Cuomo opined, “Somebody’s going to get hurt. It’s just a question of time, because just like in every other dynamic in life, if you take somebody who’s got a legitimate reason to be upset in the first place, and you pump them up and it starts to become a call to action…somebody’s going to get hurt.”
                Is that a threat, Chris? Is your side gonna’ fit your “opponents” for cement shoes? That’s the role of the media, today? I’ve got news for you, dumbass, “somebodies” have already gotten hurt. Numerous Trump supporters have gotten physically assaulted in numerous venues. Anti-Trumpers are typically vile thugs, societal refuse oozing down the streets of America’s inner cities, leaving everything worse off than when they found it, their putrid stain hard to cleanse from streets, structures and memories alike.
                I’ve got news for everyone who isn’t robotically marching in lock-step with the likes of the New York Times and NBC: The mainstream media vehemently, virulently detests Main Street America.

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