Esquire wrote a follow up to the 2016 earthquake election quoting notable campaign operatives, commentators, and journalists. It’s as much fun to read this piece as it was to watch their faces on election night. Almost.
The piece is damning, though. That journalists so shamelessly let the mask slip during this election, that they were and are so obviously pro-Clinton, pro-Democrat, and anti-Republican, and especially, anti-Trump, undermines their whole purpose for existence: news. The problem is that their antipathy has calcified. In that mental state, there’s no curiosity and no insight.
Back in the run up to President Obama’s election, the press hung their hearts and reputations on Barack Obama. So much so, that it seemed that they couldn’t report any malfeasance by him or his administration lest their own reputations be damaged. They could have tacked more moderately after Obama’s reelection but again acted more like teenage fangirls than reporters.
Any hope for the media to abandon their hatred of Trump is futile. His very existence offends them. The shock, horror, disbelief, and denial continue to this day, as the Esquire article illustrates. Expect three more years of this, at minimum. Expect eight more, if their virulence continues.
Exit thought: This consuming rage manifests in destructive ways. Trump is on his Asia trip. Like his Middle East and European trips before this, President Trump is handling himself presidentially. The meetings with foreign leaders are going well. He and the First Lady enjoy gracious and welcoming receptions wherever they go.
On this positive backdrop, the news people make up false stories to derail the momentum and undermine the President’s message with trivia. Three specifics from the Asia trip…so far:
- Koi fish feeding – the dumping
- Auto manufacturing – the Japanese car companies in America
- American gun control – the asking out of context question
All three stories are inappropriate and made the reporter the focus rather than the president. The journalists in question are purposefully diverting the story to themselves.
The media makes themselves the opposition to their consumers–at least half of them, anyway. They hate not only Trump but anyone who likes him. How does the divide get bridged?
On The View this morning, an exasperated Meghan McCain got after Keith Olbermann about his obscene rhetoric saying that Donald Trump has been worse for America than Osama bin Laden. The View audience clapped for this absurd statement, by the way. Meghan was having none of it. But to what avail? Meghan asked Olbermann how the country comes together and finds common ground while guys like him purvey willfully wrong and divisive rhetoric. He couldn’t answer.
There is no answer. There’s no reasoning with blind hate. It’s blind. The media is blind and won’t change.