The Death of the Media
All summer our elite media has been gnashing and wailing about the rise of the short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump, probably because he has upended their agreed upon narrative of how the 2016 Goat Rodeo was supposed to be a clash of the Bush-Clinton dynasties. The Press’s theme for most of the summer has been about Trump’s eventual fall from the top because he defies their conventional wisdom. And no one has been more vocal about defending the conventional wisdom than Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie).
So today TBOTP gives us what has to be the most proudly stupid analysis trying to proclaim that the GOP’s swamp fever has finally broken: Trump momentum shows signs of stalling
“The latest national Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday provided some fuel to wishful rivals. Trump still leads among registered Republican voters with 25 percent, statistically unchanged from last month’s Quinnipiac survey that put him at 28 percent. Yet it’s the second major national poll this week showing a slight decrease from last month — Trump experienced an 8-point drop in the CNN/ORC survey released Sunday. (A Fox poll released Wednesday evening also showed Trump with relatively stalled momentum, and a Bloomberg survey of the GOP field showed Trump in a holding pattern at 21 percent).”
You get that? The latest survey shows no statistical difference from the previous survey and that’s their proof that his ascension is over: It’s not increasing.
There’s so many fails for the Media in the Trump story, the least of which is that they have failed to note that one of our two political parties has gone completely off the rails; it’s the story of our new century and no one is covering it. The GOP’s policy position on everything reflects their world view: Straight White Christian Men Only. There’s nothing else that matters, except giving rich people tax cuts. It’s as pure as triple-distilled vodka.
And Trump is the perfect distillation of the insanity of the GOP that no one is talking about. When you point out that the problem isn’t Trump, the problem is the GOP, the media’s talking heads turn on a dime and point to Bernie Sanders as if he is some sort of counterbalance.
There is no Both Sides to the story. There is no equal and opposite side to the Confederate Flag, building a wall on the southern border (and northern border; I’m already nostalgic for the Wall-Eyed Git), deporting 12 million people, forcing (poor) women into back alley abortions and giving personhood to zygotes, shoving gays into the closet after dissolving their marriages, ending minimum wage, #BlackLivesMatter are the REAL RACISTS!, and so on. There is nothing.
And so we continue on with the media telling us all is well:
UPDATED: added Christian to the description of the GOP. Seems so obvious, it boggles my mind that I missed it.
(Image: Scissorhead Keith-Not-Keith)