This weekend we have seen just how badly the mainstream media want to make Trump seem “normal”. That may sound odd to you, but I think it is the truth. Not only do they seem to really want to normalize Trump, they want to do it on his terms.
On Friday Jill Stein officially asked for a recount in Wisconsin. Naturally, Trump took to twitter to downplay the recount and called it a “scam”. That is the problem. Instead of talking to Stein and asking why she is asking for a recount, the mainstream media went off on the tweets.
Later over the weekend, Trump claimed that he would have won the popular election if there hadn’t been 3 million illegal immigrants who voted. Naturally, he did not offer any proof for his claim. Actually, his claim is based on a story written by Alex Jones of InfoWars. A conspiracy nut that never tries to prove his points, just makes false accusations and call it “news”.
There are a lot of stories that could be covered that are much more relevant. Like the infighting about Mitt Romney possibly becoming the Secretary of State. Or the offer of the Secretary of HUD being offered to Ben Carson who as recently as last year called fair housing rules “communist”. A very nice choice for someone who is going to head up the agency responsible to ensure fair housing practices.
Or, we could be talking more about Mike Flynn, or his choice for Secretary of Education, who thinks public schools should be closed down in favor of privatizing the education system. Or his nomination for the head of the CIA who loves torture as an interrogation technique.
Or, there could be more stories about his nomination for Attorney General who has voted against every single civil rights bill that came before the Senate. Or, that he voted against the Violence Against Women act. Or the idea that he considers “hate speech” as protected by the constitution, but protesting against say an oil pipeline is more terroristic.
Or, even more troubling to me the idea that Kellyanne Conway says that Trump is “getting intelligence” reports from many sources. This given as an excuse that Trump has not accepted daily intelligence briefings from the professionals. So, where are all these “intelligence briefings” coming from? And, are they even legal?
Or, can someone explain the “coincidence” of the very fact that three days after Trump speaks with the President of Argentina he suddenly gets the “permits’ he needs to build his building there? Right after the call, Argentine press reported that he brought up the permits with their president. Both sides said that wasn’t true. Then three days later, there they are!
But, no, the mainstream media want to rant and rave about a lunatics tweets. They have yet to figure out that every time that Trump is being cornered with his bad decisions, he goes on another twitter rant.
Trump uses his twitter account simply to distract the media from reporting on just how poorly he is selecting his cabinet. He uses it to distract the media from reporting that Trump and his team are like rattlesnakes hissing at each other. He uses it to distract the media from reporting that Trump’s team, including Trump himself, are basically incompetent.
Trump’s use of twitter is not an accident. He successfully distracted the media all during the primaries and the general election. The fact that the media was so quick to base all of their reporting on those tweets, helped him win in the end.
Instead of hammering him for his lack of policies and his lack of integrity they went after him for his tweets. That gave him more ammunition to go after the media at his rallies. The funny thing, or rather the sick thing, about those attacks on the media was that they were aimed specifically at the reporters who were not reporting on his tweets but on his poor policies. They tried to hold his feet to the fire and make him answer questions. Which he never did.
So, why didn’t the media point out that Trump refused to answer reasonable questions? Why didn’t they report the fact that he changed his policy in mid-sentence? Because they believed that some stupid tweet from a stupid person would unravel himself.
They never realized it was all a trick aimed at their own stupidity. Now as we agonizingly go through the transition to a Trump Presidency, they have fallen for the same trick. Instead of showing just how bad things will be under his administration due to his picks, they are once again running around writing about his dumb tweets.
Also, every time they spend time writing on his tweets, they are placing attention where it doesn’t belong. They are actually making his meaningless tweets mean something. In the meantime, Trump goes about his business to ruin our country.
Therefore, if I were in charge of a newsroom, I would place a ban on reporting on anything that Trump tweets for at least the next two months. I would demand that my reporters vetted each of the nominations he has made so far, and on anyone he nominates in the future.
The number one tool of authoritarian dictators to gain power is distraction. Hitler used it. Mussolini used it. Stalin used it. Hussein used it. And, every other dictator in history used it.
If the media does not wake up soon, they will help Trump distract the American people just long enough for him to put his authoritarian plan into practice. Sorry, but I still believe that is his intention. Until he proves me wrong, I will continue to believe it. So far, his picks for his cabinet are indications that I am correct.
If I were you, I would ignore those stupid tweets from a very devious man. I would concentrate on his cabinet choices and his plans for our future. Besides, if the media would ignore his tweets, you would see a complete unraveling of our President-elect. Nothing drives him more insane than being ignored.
So, ignore his tweets and watch the meltdown begin.