I always had expected someone like Chuck Todd to be UNABLE to allow his professional requirement to rule over his wife (Kristian Denny Todd, a PROFESSIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY communications adviser). But when I saw someone like Jake Tapper, months ago call the president un-American along with Todd, WELL BEFORE Trump responded by warning the press had become an enemy of the people, I knew the jig was up with any kind of objective, adversarial and critical press.
We now had a truly hostile national force acting in (at least) inchoate synergy. Over cocktails I am sure it goes past that into peer pressure competition to see who can be the most literate and visceral.
We have a press who oppositional defiance leads them to passive aggressive tactical QUESTIONS (‘is Trump trying to provoke terror attack?’ – sorry we’ve had more than a few since 2001, maybe they’ve heard about Orlando and San Bernadino while busy trying to fillet anything Trump says?) are attempting to instill the thought pattern that those whose sworn religious duty is to kill us, are doing so because of the vote I cast.
Now I have read Reza Aslan. He an American who HAPPENS TO BE a Muslim (born Shia, converted to Christianity then converted back to Islam). I think he believes the will of the majority here is THE sovereign over any other authority within our borders. He also has written in No God but God that the Muslim reformation will come and then all will be fine. Right. It happened already and the forces of RE-INTERPRETATION of the immutable have lost. Which is why we are where we are. He just refuses to accept this. But this refusal has placed him in CNN’s wheelhouse of denial and hate (for us, that is).
Now we have full blown hysteria by a group which senses their reasoning, their advice, their worldview, and their VALUE as professional beings has been REJECTED by the majority of the people in 2/3 of the states to such an extent that we view them as not just wrong and for many of us duplicitous, but irrelevant except as morning stimulant during coffee.
Trump was not a political figure when the OBL fatwa was issues in 1998
Trump was not a seminal philosophical spur to the rise of ISIS in Iraq while Obama was president
Trump is not a SCIENTIFIC proponent of global warming, just a guy with a question about it, and UNAFRAID to ask it.
The press can no linger differentiate between their need to OBSERVE, RECORD, REPORT (you know as useful to them as RUN, TELL, HIDE is to ending terrorism by ending terrorists) and their COMPULSIONS to hate, propagandize and twist the facts OBVIOUS to all into a- ‘Trump is the WORLD DESTROYER and your grandchild’s murderer’- pretzel.
And they all have NO CLUE about how significant their own human weaknesses are. One clear incident of this – and by someone I REALLY admired, Alisyn Camerota, formerly one of Fox’s weekend morning anchors, and besides reporting seemed a wild and funny. sharp gal who would be a tremendous person to spend an evening with, now CNN prime anchor – is apparent.
While interviewing a winner of the national spelling bee, who HAPPENED to be an American of Indian heritage, Alisyn, could not help revealing her personal race, culture, heritage, separatist, racial, endemic DNA. When the gal mispelled a word Camerota said she likely misspelled this word on air because “its root is not in Sanskrit, which is what you’re probably used to using.”
The child is from Fresno and no more likely to be familiar with Sanskrit than I am with Aramaic, or ancient handwritten Hebraic.
I have felt for MONTHS now that the visceral hatred the press evinces, actually uses Trump as a surrogate for their real object of hatred, ME and the rest of the majority of the people in 2/3 of the states of this nation. In that they HAVE made themselves my enemy. I certainly didn’t think of them that way, just political adversaries, but if I substitute MY NAME for Trump’s whenever they attack those policies which caused me to vote for him, I am certainly THEIR enemy, and they don’t think of me as someone who is in the opposition, I am an object of real hatred.
And I bet not one person at any network has considered the true endpoint of that out here in the 90% of the counties that voted for Trump.
Certainly not David Rhodes, the President of CBS news. You know, Ben Rhodes’, brother.
The INCITEMENT is to be laid right at the door of the media, loving to yank open their raincoat to expose their members’ hatred of those who rejected them at the voting booth.