It was instant legend.
Trump met yesterday with the rancid cream of media in his golden tower. They were there thinking it was all about creating a structure for access to the next president. Little did they know…
Charlie Rose was there. Wolf Blitzer. Jeff Zucker, head of CNN. Martha “I weep for Hillary” Raddatz. Gayle King. Lester “the weasel-king of interrupters” Holt. Chuck Todd. George “property of the Clintons” Stephanopoulos.
Fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.
The whole gang.
“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.
“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar, and you should be ashamed,’” the source said.
“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.
“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.
“…he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who [also] hosted a [presidential] debate – which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room.”
So… You can hate Trump, but if you can’t find joy in this story, you’re in need of a blood transfusion.
Way back at the beginning of the presidential campaign, I said that if Trump does nothing but run against the media, he’ll be doing the country a great service, because they’re all snakes and cover-up artists and liars, and they’ve been hypnotizing the population for as long as they’ve been around. Trump went on to exceed my expectations in that regard.
If you can’t stand Trump, you can fantasize about some other theoretical president who might have carried off his attacks on fake news as well, and with the same effect, but this is the man who did it. And yesterday was a landmark event in history.
Understand that these grifters — that’s what they are — believe they own the news and the truth, even as they’re making it up by the ton. They, and their masters — six companies that control 90% of big media — dispense fake reality to the populace 24/7.
They’re lost inside their own bubble. They’ve never felt this kind of fury from a president. They don’t know what to do.
They’ve got money, they’ve got arrogance, and they’ve got the airwaves — and it’s not enough.
Of course they’re outraged, and of course they’ll continue doing whatever they can to undermine Trump, but they know that he couldn’t care less if they’re deeply, deeply offended. Their little trick — “how dare you insult us?” — won’t work.
In fact, it’ll make things worse for them. Not long ago, one survey placed the public’s trust in media at 6%, which is about on the same level as the trust in public bathrooms, in scuzzy bars, by the railroad tracks, next to mining camps, in the 19th century.
These media honkers can stand in front of their mirrors and keep combing their hair. They can bring in new make-up people, and adjust the studio lighting and build new desks. They can laugh and smile at cocktail parties, and pretend they’re still in the ascendance, but they’re rapidly turning into laughingstocks, and the derision keeps building. If you feel sorry for them, your sympathy is grossly misplaced.
The final straw here is Steve Bannon, Trump’s new chief strategist and special counselor.
Bannon, the editor of Breitbart, recently stated in an interview: “The media bubble is the ultimate symbol of what’s wrong with this country. It’s just a circle of people talking to themselves who have no f—ing idea what’s going on. If the New York Times didn’t exist, CNN and MSNBC would be a test pattern. The Huffington Post and everything else is predicated on the New York Times. It’s a closed circle of information from which Hillary Clinton got all her information — and her confidence. That was our opening.”
Trump is carrying out a sustained war against big media. He hasn’t stopped. There is no sign he will stop. He knows, and Bannon knows, that the public is fed up with mainstream media.
The unchallenged authority of ‘The News’ has been cracked like an egg.
Yesterday, Trump doubled and tripled down.
Wake up and smell the singed hair and the sagging plastic surgery. The media stars are fading in their fake sky.
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