ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO SNIT
The definition of insanity is making the same mistake over and over again and expecting a different result. That has never been truer than the record of the MSM in dealing with Donald J. Trump. During the 2016 primary season they ran multiple stories about Trump, most of them negative. The result of this strategy was that none of the other Republican candidates could get a word in edgewise. The coverage of Trump sucked all the oxygen out of the room, resulting in him coasting to the nomination. They then doubled down on this strategy during the 2016 general election, which had the same effect. All of the coverage, mostly negative, centered on Trump with the result that few people even noticed what Hillary was doing. Ultimately, she lost, partly because few people really cared about her, one way or the other.
Since the 2016 election, the MSM has double, tripled, and quadrupled down on this strategy. By some estimates over 90% of the news coverage is directed at Trump and about 90% of that coverage is negative. Actually, based on my own observations, it is close to 100% negative. Last week Trump was literally slammed for daring to try and warn people about Hurricane Dorian by using NOAAs own forecast chart. The people in charge of the news in the MSM considered this to be the crime of the century. The rest of us just turned them off in disgust. Give me a break! How about those Miami Dolphins, oops, they suck too.
Tomorrow there is a special election in North Carolina. Trump is appearing at a Rally tonight and people have been lined up for about 48 hours to attend. This rally will be covered extensively by the MSM. Fox will probably show more of the actual rally, CNN will report sound bites followed by harsh criticism. In the meantime, no one really knows where any of the Democratic challengers are today. If they are smart they are as far away from North Carolina as they can get to avoid being lost in Trump’s enormous shadow. The media says this is a must win for Trump. They miss the point that if this is a must win for Trump, it is also a must win for his opponents. I haven’t followed any of the polls in North Carolina, but my gut says go with the guy who has people waiting 48 hours in line to hear him speak.
One of the problems for democrats this year is that Trump is getting 11 times the media attention of all of the DNC challengers combined. They are left to explaining why they are better than Trump. This reminds me of a Xerox commercial. The customer asks why this copy machine is better than a Xerox. The salesman just smiles and says: “it is a Xerox.”
Trump is the real thing. You may love him, you may hate him, or you may be somewhere in the middle, but you can’t possibly ignore him. Neither can the MSM, because they are incapable of learning. If this continues Trump will coast to re-election and people will have trouble remembering who, exactly, ran against him.