August 17, 2018
In a shocking 360 reversal, the entire media has apparently turned against Donald Trump.
More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump’s ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according to a tally by The Boston Globe.
The project was spearheaded by staff members of the editorial page at the Globe, who write: “This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences. We asked editorial boards from around the country – liberal and conservative, large and small — to join us today to address this fundamental threat in their own words.
“Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s deputy managing editor of the editorial page who spearheaded the effort, told NPR’s Morning Edition, “This editorial project is not against the Trump administration’s agenda. It’s a response to put us into the public discourse and defend the First Amendment.”
This could be a game-changer.
Trump has had approval numbers just a few points higher than Obama had at this point in his term – but the biggest part of that has been the difference in the way the media treats Trump, compared to the way they treated Obama.
Even the younger among you will recall that the media viciously, and relentlessly attacked Barack Obama as a “greasy burrhead spook,” “a conniving coon” and a “real nasty nigger” throughout his entire term as President.
Following his election victory, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow broke down in tears, saying, “it’s happened: we’ve got a mosshead jigaboo running the once proud nation.”
On the day Obama took office, the Washington Post, which had traditionally never had a subheading below their title, added “Niggers Die at the End of a Rope” to their logo.
CNN was often referred to as the “Crucify Niggers Network” due to the repeated statements by Jewish anchors Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper that “we need to start crucifying niggers like we did to Christ.”
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta would take the opportunity, whenever he was called on by the President during a press conference, to ask “when are you planning to take a bath, you stinking ape?”
It was a relentless, nonstop attack on the Kenyan President.
Furthermore, he was dogged for the first years of his presidency by a council which claimed he was colluding with his home country of Kenya to shift American foreign policy to a pro-Kenyan position. The media falsely claimed that King of Kenya was “our greatest nemesis” and a “bad actor on the world stage” and was “the true power behind Obongo’s throne.”
Trump, on the other hand, has a record 90% positive media record, with mainstream pundits hailing him as “The Literal Messiah.”
CNN recently had a “debate” between two pundits with one arguing that he was “the second coming of Christ” and the other arguing that he was “a Dune-like Muad’dib messiah.” At the end of the debate, both agreed that he could be both at once.
So the question is: will it be possible for Trump to maintain these soaring approval ratings with the media having turned against him?
To me, the answer is very clear: no President could possibly maintain popularity with the entire media attacking him, given the overwhelming influence that the media has on public opinion. The only way Obama weathered the storm was because he had such good policies, like giving all black people free cellphones.
Effectively, this decision by the media to turn on Trump is a signal of his imminent downfall.