But even a blind squirrel finds a nut evry' now and then. The man is 100% spot on regarding fake news.
Cards on the table: Most of Trump's wounds are self inflicted. The man shoots himself in the foot more regularly than Frank Burns trying to impress Colonel Flagg. I think Trump really wants people to like him, just like MASH's Burns. Whatever. This is bigger than one man. People need to wake-up and realize that.
Just look at this last week. First, the petty "Clemson Burger Incident". The media covered that like Trump was serving veal on ivory dishes. Then, the Buzzfeed allegations, that the Muller team disavowed. That's right, the media was so wrong MULLER defended Trump. And finally, the pro-life students in DC that were accosted by leftist protestors. That iconic photo of that white boy with a MAGA hat in the face of the old indigenous war vet. Only much later was it admitted the native Americans got in the kids faces, not vice-a-versa.
I mean, we can go back three years, and detail a gankload of incidents like that. Ever since Trump stopped being a novelty to tweak conservative Republicans, and garnered real public support, the Left has been deathly afraid of the man. So much so, they will say anything, do anything and flat-out lie to discredit him (and his supporters).
And let's get this straight: I am not one of those supporters. But I will not sit idly by while the media is weaponized and used against one man or ideology. I personally think populism is the refuge for the intellectually vapid, but that's just me. I think we can talk about it. I don't think we can continue effectively or even functionally like this. For Christ's sake, Trump puts up a deal for border security / ending the shutdown. The Democrats won't even talk to him! Sure, it was a crappy deal for the Dems, but they just sneered and turned their backs. And the media is all, "Eh, well, it's still Trump's fault."
No. It isn't his fault (well, not all his fault). Nancy goes to Hawaii, Bob Menendez suns himself, shirtless, in Puerto Rico (ewwww). Clyburn, Schumer and the gang wag their fingers. The media runs with this scategorical narrative that it's Trump being intransigent.
Here's a novel idea: Howsabout you just do your damn job, and talk to the man. I don't give a rat's arse if you don't like him. Not my, or any other American's problem. That's YOUR problem. You wanna be a leader... Lead! Put on your big boy / girl pants and do your job. Negotiate. Compromise. Swallow your huge, frigging pride and earn your pay. Y'know, the pay that thousands of Federal workers aren't getting right now?
Now, I know the media will continue to run with this Trump Is Bad narrative. It's simplistic and easy to sell, perfect for the intellectually lazy and inept media. The real truth is more complex. The media will continue to run with every false anti-Trump story, and make timid retractions only when forced.
Trump is not dangerous. He's a well-meaning buffoon that rubs a lot of people the wrong way. If the media continues with this blatant, biased reporting, it will only solidify the growing base of blue-collar populists that elected Trump. Soon, we may not get another Trump, but another Huey Long. Every Man will NOT be a King.
Buzzfeed, and all you J School ideologues, it'll be on your heads. Thanks in advance.