Everyone's talking about Trump's 77-minute scolding of the media. Some, like myself LOVE it, while others think it was somehow undignified, or even unAmerican. Well, you know, I don't know the best way to deal with a biased media; however, I do know that watching these bullies cry after someone punches back, is EXTREMELY gratifying. For years I've been complaining about wimpy Republicans with no spine, who have followed the "conventional wisdom" that a biased media is just a fact of life, so learn to live with it.
More conventional wisdom said that to fight back against against a media that Nixon's vice president Spiro Agnew once called the "Nattering nabobs of negatavism" would be damaging politically. (Nixon, by the way, won reelection in a landslide.) During the recent primaries, sixteen candidates followed the conventional wisdom handed to them by their brilliant consultants, while Trump went against the grain, and tore those jerks a new one. And the public LOVED it.
The media are biased. I knew this waayyyyyy back in the day, many moons ago, when I was a liberal. In recent years it has gotten even worse. Trump in his recent tirade, referred to news "panels" where everyone just gangs up on him, and how hateful they are. Amen, Donald. A bunch of stuffed shirts and pleated skirts sit around and trash Trump. Absurd. That's not the same as saying that he shouldn't be criticized, ever. What I'm getting at is that WHATEVER he does is put down and mocked. Obama ran up around $10,000,000,000,000 in debt, traded five terrorists for a deserter, made an INSANE deal with Iran, did nothing to help the men in Benghazi, went golfing after James Foley was beheaded, and foisted an unpopular health care bill upon America. Where were the panels criticizing HIM? When it came out in 2008 that he had worked with a former bomb-planting domestic terrorist, who had been a fugitive from the law, and had once vowed to destroy America VIOLENTLY, the media yawned. When the tape came out showing Barry's "spiritual adviser" damning America, that was no big deal, either. "Fake news" is only part of the story. The other part is what these, ahem, OBJECTIVE journalists decide is newsworthy, and their take on it.
Anyway, it is positively comical to watch the media get their bloomers in a knot over Trump. They've done nothing but malign the guy from the second he came down the escalator. I'm sure they all were having a grand old time doing it, but then a strange thing happened ... Trump fought back. Not fair! Then, the other day, he REALLY let em have it, and these crybabies started acting like, well, crybabies! Oooooh, he's unAmerican. Ooooooh, he doesn't respect the First Amendment. Ooooooh, he has cooties!
These media types -- particularly TV media types -- need to get out into the real world. And yeah, there is a real world outside of D.C., New York, and California. In the real world, people, at best are skeptical of the newsies, and at worst hate their freaking guts. But those living in the liberal media bubble think that they're beloved purveyors of the truth -- their truth, and nothing BUT their truth.
I am so tired of frauds who look good in suits, and have deep voices, parading around as if they're experts. And that includes the late and ohhhhh so revered Walter Cronkite. A liberal tool is a liberal tool. Rather, Brokaw, Williams, Couric, and so many others, are just bringing us the leftist view of life. It's the same way in most so-called news magazines. I haven't read one in years. I do recall, though, that Newsweek, a liberal rag if there ever was one, used to have a column by George Will on the last page. THAT'S how these media types think. One hundred pages of liberalism, and one page of conservatism. That's their idea of "balance." Idiots!
In any case, I'm glad Trump stood up to these jackasses, and isn't afraid to confront them. He got far in business by being bold, and showing a willingness to think outside the box. As president, he will fight, and as long as he's fighting for the American people, that's all I can ask.