It is going to be very interesting to watch the Mainstream Snowflake Media in the coming years. They tried to crucify Donald Trump while he was running for office, even before he announced his candidacy. Well, to be fair, I didn’t think he had a shot in hell of winning the nomination either. But the press was relentless in their coverage of him, so much so that he barely had to spend any money at all compared to what Hillary Clinton spent, in winning the White House.
The bad news going forward is that the media went all in and lost. They had drunk the Clinton Kool-Aid and did everything and anything they could to demonize Trump. In the end, they ended up with the poo-poo-caca on their face, not the other way around. It was shown time and time again that the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and the three major networks falsified stories, or gave as facts rumors that turned out to be false, all regarding Donald Trump. And now they are being called on the carpet for it.
Actually, the coverage of the inauguration didn’t vary that much from the coverage of Trump during the campaign, with officials now stating that the inauguration was the most-watched in the past 36 years (that’s 9 presidential cycles going back to the 1980 inauguration of Ronald Reagan). When you throw in the millions that streamed the event online, it becomes the most-watched inauguration ever. And the snowflake media reported about 30% fewer people than were actually there, and what was shown on TV and on the web.
That brings up the interesting point. Going forward, the media are going to have to change or they are going to continue to get left in the dust, losing credibility (about the only thing they have left!) along the way. As Trump put it, “If you’re going to fact check me on every little item, you had better believe we’re going to be doing the same on you!” And he’s right.
I learned once upon a time, you never want to get into a fight with a person that buys ink by the barrel. But you never EVER want to get into a fight with a person that is the most powerful person in the world. The chances of you emerging from that battle with your head squarely on your shoulders is almost nil. And that’s the situation the press finds themselves in. I’m not saying that they have to treat Trump with kid-gloves…not by any stretch. But I’m saying they aren’t going to get away making up stories like they have been doing (and have been admitting to). Of all of the people out there, Donald Trump won’t stand for it.
So, do the media change, or fight (and lose?)? That’s the big question that hasn’t been answered. I suspect there will be some left-wingers out there willing to risk it all in order to fight. And I suspect there will be some folks that fall in line. The fact is neither of those two groups matter a hill of beans. The only thing that matters over the next four years is what Donald J. Trump accomplishes as president, what he can hang his hat on, and what the American people think about it. It’s certainly been proven in this election, America doesn’t think too highly what the media thinks about things.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!