WASHINGTON: News, opinion, social media are all influencing how American’s view the political landscape today. Out of all that media flying through our day, has risen the celebrity reporter that makes themselves the news. Unlike reporters in the heyday, such as Walter Cronkite, it is no longer about what happened. However, what reporters, like CNN’s Jim Acosta, feel about what is happening.
This frenzy to be the top talking head means that headline consumers are suffering from whiplash as today’s outrage becomes tomorrow’s forgotten story. Russia, Peter Strozk, Jim Comey, Kavanaugh, Stormy Daniels, DACA, just some of the headline subjects that overwhelmed America for a period. Only to be forgotten with the next news cycle.
One thing that has not changed is the mainstream media’s hate for President Donald J. Trump. However, even that seems to be ebbing.
We’ve grown accustomed to Trump
In his Wall Street Journal article, writer Lance Morrow (We’ve Grown Accustomed to Trump) says that America is getting used to it’s “familiar monster” who, as yet, “…has not destroyed the world.”
One obvious but neglected intangible is worth noticing in the weeks before the elections: The country—consciously or unconsciously—has gotten used to Donald Trump. Twenty-one months into his administration, Mr. Trump has been processed, or half-processed—even subtly domesticated—by the large, complicated American mind, which is improvisational and on the whole incoherent except in moments of national crisis.
Even progressives to whom he is a monster treat him now as, at least, a familiar monster, another of the many disruptive, destructive realities of the 21st century. Life is a matter of learning to live with monsters. Mr. Trump hasn’t destroyed the world yet, as his enemies predicted he would.
However, that means the media talking heads will need a new monster to hate. Will it be the converging throngs moving toward our border? The violence of Antifa? George Soros? How about the Koch Brothers. When is the last time liberal’s cried tears over the billionaire bros.?
It was when they came out against Donald Trump, rendering them no longer newsworthy. It was once if it bleeds it leads, but now it is if it hates Trumps, it runs. Moreover, facts be damned.
The fight for 2018 mid-term elections
Make no mistake in recognizing that the Democrat and Liberal camps latest move to attack the President and his “winning” agenda, is to threaten violence. They demand that America bend to their will. What is at stake is the Trump agenda vs. the Trump impeachment. If Democrats win the house in 2018, no work gets down. All that gets done is impeachment hearings against a President whose only impeachable offense is beating Hillary Clinton. Which is not an impeachable offense.
The weapons of incivility coming out of the liberal camp are becoming tiresome to conservatives, libertarians, tea partiers and independents alike. Toss in a few Reagan Blue Dog Democrats and the #WalkAway factions and the 2018 mid-terms become red.
Moreover, that is something that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Eric Holder, as the Democrat’s leaders have forgotten. The others. Independents who saw their votes erased. Bernie Bros. whose hopes for a President Bernie Sanders is ignored by a Democrat party that “knows what they need.”
A party who began to hone their uncivil behavior long before 2016.
When they go low, kick them
Clinton says you cannot be civil when you have a political party that wants to destroy everything you care about. Clinton, as she did in 2016, misses the point that Democrats want to do exactly that to at least 50%, if not more, of America. However, those she declares as deplorable do not matter to Clinton. Any more than they do the members of their party.
Fox New’s Tucker Carlson reveals what is really behind the Antifa protestors, and the left’s threat of lawlessness and violence, funded largely by Hungarian billionaire George Soros.
At the 3: 00-minute mark you can watch Senator Corey Booker’s (D-NJ)call to “Go to the hill today. Get up in the face of some congresspeople.” Alternatively, Maxine Water calling to her followers “If you see anybody from that cabinet … you get up …. You push back on them. And tell them they are not welcome.”
Then there is Mrs. Rand Paul, saying she sleeps with a loaded gun next to her bed following the violent attack against her husband, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
As Carlson explains, normal people are becoming concerned, which the left claims is Racist.
“Because not wanting to be yelled at by rich white kids is racist.”
Where it is always snowing
Recently CNN reporter Jim Acosta was mercilessly mocked for his Twitter complaint that the music at a Trump rally was too loud. The message behind the tweet is that rally organizers, or the President himself, were colluding to keep Acosta’s words of tumultuous politics from his listeners.
Tonight the Trump campaign/WH turned up the music so loud the press risers were vibrating. Nearly impossible to do live TV. I suppose the WH loves those kinds of shenanigans. But I wonder if it’s a security concern for USSS or local law enforcement. They can’t hear either.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 19, 2018
Twitter user @JustinCap had a short two-word response that provoked a string of replies, each one more brutal than the last. Not many in support of the “CNN Snowflake.”
— justin (@justincap_) October 19, 2018
Once upon a time, our news reporters told the news. They were trusted. Stoic. A level calm voice amongst the hysteria and triumph – from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11. But with the advent of social media, those doing the reporting are discovering that they can be the story. And they are gleefully creating headlines around their jobs.
As a society, we are devolving. Absolutely.
Where is Walter Cronkite when you need him?
Lead Image: Antifa Demonstration, Bern Switzerland. Image byJcarax68 2006 – proving in Portland they are not even original