The Death of the Media, Cont.

Greetings from Possum Hollar!

And once again, the press goes to Possum Hollar to find out what the salt of the earth is thinking about Comrade Stupid:

“Despite the president’s dismal approval ratings and lethargic legislative achievements, he remains profoundly popular here in these mountains, a region so badly battered by the collapse of the coal industry it became the symbolic heart of Trump’s white working-class base. The frenetic churn of the national news, the ceaseless Twitter taunts, the daily declarations of outrage scroll soundlessly across the bottom of the diner’s television screen, rarely registering. When they do, Trump doesn’t shoulder the blame — because the allegiance of those here is as emotional as it is economic.

“It means God, guns, patriotism, saying ‘Merry Christmas’ and not Happy Holidays. It means validation of their indignation about a changing nation: gay marriage and immigration and factories moving overseas. It means tearing down the political system that neglected them again and again in favor of the big cities that feel a world away. On those counts, they believe Trump has delivered, even if his promised blue-collar renaissance has not yet materialized. He’s punching at all the people who let them down for so long — the presidential embodiment of their own discontent.”

He’s punching at all the people who let them down is the key phrase and that’s all you need to know. These meat puppets were not upset that anyone said Happy Holidays, they were upset that their enemies were not forced to say Merry Christmas.

None of this is about making their lives better, it is just revenge porn. They are not seeking improvement to their admittedly bleak situation, they want everyone else to be in the same sinking ship.

The press should stop it, it’s nothing but masturbation. You know, maybe interview some of the supporters of the other party who literally were sucker punched by the 2016 vote, take their pulse, see what they think a year later.

Has anyone’s life improved?

(Billionaires need not apply.)




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6 Responses to The Death of the Media, Cont.

  1. Steve-O says:

    That pic- so many traitors.


  2. Infidel753 says:

    indignation about a changing nation

    I propose that “Indig Nation” is what we should start calling the Trumpanzee portion of the US. They have no aspirations or ideas, even negative ones. They’re just angry and resentful of those who are more successful than them, and even more angry that the damn n*ggers and f*ggots are no longer being ground under so that they have someone to look down on.

    You have it exactly right here.

    It makes sense that they love waving the flag of a fake country that was established to preserve enslavement of other people, and got its ass kicked by the United States. The perfect flag for haters and losers.

    And yes, the media need to start giving the same attention to some other parts of the population. Maybe start with all the black people in Alabama who refused to be discouraged by vote-suppression gimmicks and turned out to keep Roy Mo[lest]ore out of the Senate.

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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Time for these media outlets to stop sending anthropological expeditions to the hills and hollers of Trumpistan. I want news, not bad attempts at being Margaret Meade.

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  4. Bruce388 says:

    …” they want everyone else to be in the same sinking ship.”

    A friend and his wife adopted a Russian child years ago. One of their counselors said there’s a line you can draw in Europe and gave an example of the natives’ thinking:

    Say two families are neighbors. Family one gets a cow.
    On the west side, the other family thinks, “That’s really nice. How can we get one?”
    On the east side (Russia), the other family thinks, “How can we kill that cow?”
    So that way of thinking exists in this country. Good to know.

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    • Sirius Lunacy says:

      And on the Rightwing side they will think, “How can we take that cow away from that entitled family and make it our own?”


  5. I think what chaps my ass more than all the other bullshit, is how they’ve declared a monopoly on “patriotism’

    No, you goddamn motherfuckers you DO NOT get to take MY country away from me!


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