Question: What do journalists, comedians, democratic politicians, the MSM, liberals, and NeverTrumpers have in common....aside from all being Trump-bashers and haters?
Answer: Over the course of the last three days, certain segments of each of those same groups are now criticizing all the Trump-bashing and the Russia obsession.
As regular readers are aware, whenever we see a convergence of a narrative being pushed in a very short time-frame, it generally indicates the propaganda arm of the Democratic party, aka the MSM, has been given its marching orders, the preferred tone of coverage, in an attempt to "control what people think," as was so succinctly phrased by a member of the media.
DEMOCRATS COMPLAIN ABOUT TOO MUCH RUSSIA FOCUS
This perhaps is the most ironic of the examples that will be shown, because according to the Daily Beast "Dems Give Up on Trying to Get Cable News to Care About Anything but Russia." Yes, really, that is the headline. Democrats, according to this bit of complete revisionist history, spent most of 2017 trying to get cable news to talk about their agenda, and to stop talking about Russia.
Throughout the spring and early summer of 2017, congressional Democrats put together a comprehensive legislative and messaging plan to serve as the party’s foundation for the 2018 midterm elections.
It centered around running against the concentration of economic power—chiefly within the pharmaceutical industry—and an ambitious, multi-faceted approach to enhancing conditions for workers both within and outside the workplace.
The title was a bit cookie-cutter—”A Better Deal”—but the document was the result of numerous stakeholder meetings, strategy sessions, and late-night conferring.
Naturally, the party wanted to have a flashy debut. So lawmakers went to Berryville, Virginia—a town in a district that Democrats had lost in the 2016 elections but were poised to flip in the upcoming cycle—to formally announce the plan. When they came back to D.C, they conducted additional press briefings in hopes of flooding the news cycle.
And then Jared Kushner stepped out of the West Wing to a horde of cameras, to proclaim his innocence in the still nascent probe into Russian election meddling. “Let me be very clear,” Kushner said. “I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else on the campaign who did so.”
In an instant, the public relations push was upended. Much of the media still covered “A Better Deal.” But cable news largely ignored it, choosing instead to chase the shiny new object presented before them by the president’s son-in-law.
The Daily Beast completely ignores the extensive documentation of Democrats actually spending the entirety of 2017 and most of 2018 talking about Russia themselves, which has been noted by many, with websites like Real Clear Politics, the Telegraph, Rasmussen and many, many more, calling them out on their "obsession" with Russia. The Daily Beast ignores how every major newspaper's archives are full of Democratic politicians' quotes regarding Russia! Russia! Russia!
The DNC recently made huge news and generated massive amounts of headlines by filing a lawsuit, about what? Yes, Russia.
But no, the Daily Beast writer, just lets all of that slide to claim it is all "cable" news' fault, stating "For the past year, this has been the media landscape confronting Democrats. Eager to move a message that focuses on things like minimum wage hikes and health care premiums, they have been overtaken by a steady stream of stories of Russian meddling, porn star payoffs, and shady Trump-world figures. Ultimately, many offices and aides have come to the conclusion that they should simply give up on trying to break through on cable news at all."
Granted CNN is obsessed with porn stars, strippers and Russian sex coaches, but all mainstream media outlets, papers, and democratic politicians have been pushing the Russia narrative since the 2016 presidential election.
The fact is Democrats wanted Russia to be the focus rather than admit they picked a candidate that was so flawed she could not win 270 electoral votes. The media wanted to blame Russia so they did not have to face the consequences of lying to their readers and convincing them that Hillary Clinton, their preferred candidate, was a shoe-in. The cable talking heads did the same thing, focused on Russia to avoid the responsibility for being so wrong throughout the entire 2016 campaign season about Donald Trump's chances of winning. RINOs (Republican In Name Only) wanted to talk about Russia because they did everything in their power to circumvent voters in order to "select" a different candidate. NeverTrumpers gravitated to the Russia story to justify their own part in attempting to betray Republican voters that had made Trump the GOP nominee.
Now that it is backfiring, they want to change the topic.
TRUMP BASHING IS SO YESTERDAY......SAYS TRUMP-BASHERS!
Another recurring theme over the last three days has been the steady stream of statements by Trump-haters, Trump-bashing comedians, Democratic politicians, journalists and op-ed writers, ironically claiming that there is too much Trump-bashing, and too much focus on President Trump, and Americans have had enough.
Example: Jimmy Kimmel, known for his consistent attacks on Trump, his family, his administration and making fun of Melania Trump's accent, in an interview with Deadline, indicated that Americans are tired of all the anti-Trump jokes and he would be highlighting him far less.
Another example: New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, explains "we in the media are essentially all Trump, all the time," and he goes on to explain that the media is ignoring other important issues with their "addiction" to president Trump.
But while on CNN, Kristof noted to Brian Stelter the biggest culprits are channels just like the one on which he was appearing, stating “we in the media are essentially all Trump, all the time, and frankly, it’s a little rude to say, this, but I think cable television is — particularly cable TV.”
Although there is public demand for stories on presidential scandals and White House leaks, the 24/7 Trump coverage comes at a cost, leaving little room for anything else.
“And the upshot is that we risk not covering a lot of really important things at home and around the world, and we complain that President Trump is, you know, is parochial, isn’t paying attention to important things around the world, and we’re absolutely right, Kristof said. “But that can also be said about us.”
Even Saturday Night live, well known for their anti-Trump skits, to the point of being criticized by their viewers for going over-board, for their Mother's Day segment, brought the cast members' mothers on to the show, where multiple mothers offered some advice, "Enough With the Trump Jokes." Another wondered why the jokes were so "mean." Another wanted to know why they didn't ever focus on "crooked Hillary."
The problem here for these people is that their new "message" has almost no chance of working, as the Trump-bashing has itself become it's own type of "monster," that has run rampant for so long now that it is quite literally uncontrollable, and as explained by a New York Times op-ed from May 12, 2018, the backlash "is going to get President Trump re-elected."
The headline is "Liberals, You’re Not as Smart as You Think You Are," but in reading through the piece written by Gerard Alexander, an associate professor of politics at the University of Virginia, it describes the methods that liberals use, but as I have personally noticed all across the internet, these are the same methods being used by NeverTrumpers, and Trump-haters, using their platforms to insist "they know best," and that their political and/or cultural insight is superior, and the resulting backlash "can push people away and energize them to vote for the other side." (Archive.is link here)
Liberals are trapped in a self-reinforcing cycle. When they use their positions in American culture to lecture, judge and disdain, they push more people into an opposing coalition that liberals are increasingly prone to think of as deplorable. That only validates their own worst prejudices about the other America.
In yet another article, via San Francisco Chronicle, former Democratic mayor Willie Brown, the first African American Mayor of San Francisco known as "one of San Francisco's most notable mayors" who had "celebrity beyond the city's boundaries," offers the same advice to Democrats, "It’s time for the Democrats to stop bashing President Trump.."
In his op-ed, we see what should serve as a warning to not only Democrats, but to journalists, comedians, neverTrumpers and all Trump-haters, when he explains that "Trump is more popular than Dems want to admit."
It’s time for the Democrats to stop bashing President Trump.
It’s not going to be easy, given his policies and personality. It might even mean checking into a 12-step program. But setting a winning agenda is like maneuvering an aircraft carrier. It takes time to change course. And if they want to be on target for the November midterm elections, the Democrats need to start changing course now.
Like it or not, a significant number of Americans are actually happy these days. They are making money. They feel safe, and they agree with with the president’s protectionist trade policies, his call for more American jobs, even his immigration stance.
The jobs growth reports, the North Korea summit and the steady economy are beating out the Stormy Daniels scandal and the Robert Mueller investigation in Middle America, hands down.
In Brown's op-ed we see a possible reason all these people are converging on the "stop bashing Trump" and "stop talking about Russia," narrative. Democrats must be getting very bad news in their internal polls, showing that President Trump has far more support than what the media wants people to know, much like what happened in the 2016 presidential election that all of the media insisted he had no chance of winning..... right up until they were forced to announce that he had won.
Furthermore, Brown, as well as the others that seem to be trying to tame the monsters they created, are actually pushing people towards President Trump with their antics. People are not only tuning those constant, every day attacks out, but in some cases, it is energizing them and pushes them toward supporting President Trump.
Unfortunately for those now trying offering these warnings, a look around the internet shows the same level of hostile and negative coverage and the same amount of Trump-bashing, meaning they are having a difficult time leashing the monsters they have created.
It is highly ironic that some of the very same people that spent the last couple of years bashing president Trump and howling about Russia at the top of their lungs, are suddenly pushing a concentrated message to stop talking about Russia and stop bashing the President, because it is helping him, not hurting him.
Those internals must have been really, really, bad.
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