Trump vs the Media.

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.

 

BS!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments (25)

  1. Munkyman

    “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
    ~ Th. Jefferson
    & he was one of the nation’s strongest proponents of a free press.

    February 18, 2017
    1. LovingLasVegas

      He was. But he understood what was going on, too.

      February 18, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        He was victim to an aggressive pro Federalist media.

        February 18, 2017
  2. willsblog

    The media should be REPORTING NEWS NOT CREATING it. There is no question that the media is biased, has an agenda and sides with the Communist Liberals. Free Speech was NOT intended for malcontents, miscreants, rabble-rousers and criminals.

    February 18, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      sure it was, it was not meant to be widely owned by a few multinational corporations & extremely one sided to the point of saturation. I find it funny that there was no crisis of the Free Press when it was just “FauX NEWS,” but let it be CNN & NBC getting raked & it’s suddenly an assault on the 1st Amendment.

      February 18, 2017
      1. LovingLasVegas

        Selective, very selective.

        February 19, 2017
        1. Munkyman

          Reminds me of a poem they’re fond of quoting when they can bend it to their agenda, 1st They Came… & I did nothing… they did worse, they actively participated from the very beginning & are now shocked when the beast they helped create has decided they’re dinner. Worst is the accusations of subliminal to overt bias & misrepresentation, partial “perspective” reporting & using sound bites to twist the words in people’s mouths is extreme propaganda & they are accurate when levied at just about the entirety of the corporate media. The issue here is not what a free press can or cannot expect, it’s that the free press has been stomped by corporate media for so long that it may never exist again.

          February 19, 2017
  3. EyeVey

    Trump hit a home run with this news conference. Out of the park!

    February 18, 2017
    1. LovingLasVegas

      He usually does!

      February 19, 2017
  4. EyeVey

    Your sentiments mirror mine. It was in the late 70’s, early 80’s, when I first became aware of what the media was doing. I can’t recall the exact situation, I think the understanding of its power began building as I watched the power of the pen in Long Island politics.
    I was a liberal, outspokenly liberal democrat until a little over 4 years ago. And, I remember the liberal bent of the media far before that. The tipping point was seeing the tone of the leftist liberal attacks, and the attempts to silence those who believed differently.

    February 18, 2017
  5. LovingLasVegas

    Today’s libs are not like those of years — many years — gone by.

    February 18, 2017
    1. EyeVey

      I agree. The are very much a radical left wing, hell bent on anarchy.

      February 18, 2017
      1. LovingLasVegas

        Hell bent describes it perfectly.

        February 19, 2017
  6. fuall

    IMHO the biggest problem is that the MSM are no longer outlets for journalism, but entertainment outlets trying to generate ad revenue through traffic to their web sites and clicks through their apps. There’s more incentive to ‘sell’ than to ‘inform’, and those so-called “journalists” are more interested in getting ‘likes’ from their followers than actually providing information or substance, never mind the truth.

    February 18, 2017
    1. LovingLasVegas

      I agree, but I don’t understand network news or even cable with CNN and MSNBC. Their ratings are going down, while Fox is doing quite well, thank you very much. If they really want to make money, they’d increase their ratings by being less liberal, and that includes liberal web sites. The more I think about it, I think it’s more political than anything else, and they’re shooting themselves in the foot. You’d think that corporations, who by definition, are trying to make money, wouldn’t be so stupid. Oh well.

      February 19, 2017
      1. fuall

        That’s the beauty of their business model. No matter what they do, no matter their approval ratings, they STILL get paid. They’re paid by advertisers, not American citizens. As long as there are those visits, clicks, and viewings still happening at some level, the $$ keeps flowing. And let’s not forget that there are still the other people in America that actually support and defend the media because they represent those liberal bastions of the larger metropolitan areas. They at least have the full-throated support of Hollyweird, themselves, and the liberal zombies trapped in the echo chamber along with the rest of them. There’s still enough of them to sustain themselves, and they know it and keep marching on.

        February 19, 2017
        1. LovingLasVegas

          I understand. What I’m saying, though, is that they could make more money if they toned down the leftist rhetoric.

          February 19, 2017
          1. fuall

            Not really. Their ad fees are a standard rate and spots are filled waaaaay in advance. The only way you effect them is to completely stop all commerce. (Needless to say, that’s not going to happen.) And as long as that isn’t their fault, they still get paid, at the same rate. The advertisers could decline to re-sign a new agreement, or could risk legal action by breaking their contract, but that still doesn’t mean the amount of revenue would change at all. You seem to be under the impression that there is no one out there that sees the media differently than you do, despite all evidence to the contrary. No matter what you think, there are millions and millions of people out there still watching, and that will continue to watch, for those advertisers and their ads to reach.

            February 19, 2017
          2. fuall

            From a parallel conversation w/ Munkyman in another thread:
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            Only in the modern age of tv and internet has the media become so profit driven that it’s turned into a new beast, one that shapes the day’s events into an entertainment narrative to be meted out with all the hype, drama, and suspense of a high budget blockbuster movie promo. And it doesn’t help things at all when you consider that there’s really no down-side to any of it, not even the “fake” news. Today’s outlets exist for advertisers. All they care about is ‘Did you visit, tap, tune, or click?’ As long as the traffic continues, the $$ continues. They just want to expose you to their products and they use that traffic count to justify their investment, not the content.

            February 19, 2017
  7. EyeVey

    I’m watching the rally, and I love that he’s calling them all out!

    February 18, 2017
    1. LovingLasVegas

      Love it!

      February 19, 2017
  8. stevehayes13

    He repeated all his criticisms of the fakestream media at the rally in Florida and the people loved it. He also demonstrated his connection to ordinary people by inviting a man from the audience to join him – underlining the difference between him and the media, who couldn’t care less about ordinary Americans.

    February 19, 2017
    1. EyeVey

      That was an incredible moment in time to see! Gene Huber could barely contain his enthusiasm! Loved it!

      February 19, 2017
    2. LovingLasVegas

      Steve. You’re right, the media couldn’t care less about ordinary Americans, but they sure like pretending they do.

      February 19, 2017
  9. LovingLasVegas

    I’m going to have to watch the entire rally.

    February 19, 2017