The Media Critiques Itself, Kinda

The Death of the Media

The Official Trump Portrait is hung (but Trump isn’t)
[H/T Scissorhead Skinny-D]

Just to add evidence to our argument that the Villagers are giving The Russian Usurper a pass, Axios’ morning email thingie gives us some startling support:

“In our lifetime, no president has matched Donald Trump’s ability to summon the power of pulpit + friendly media + the tweet-by-tweet power of repetition and persuasion to move minds en mass, Axios CEO Jim VandeHei writes:

“You see this in the silence of Republican critics; the instant shifts in GOP views of the FBI, Putin and deficits; and the quick, widespread adoption of his branding efforts around “deep state,” “Spygate” and “no collusion.”

“We hear so much, so often that we become numb to what Trump is doing. This allows big things (such as fundamental shifts in governing norms) to seem like small things or nothing at all.

“Why this matters … Trump and allies are floating untested legal arguments: The president can’t obstruct justice, or can unilaterally shut down probes of himself, or can even pardon himself. If you think he won’t try something unprecedented — and maybe get away with it, at least with Republicans — you aren’t paying attention…

“A case in point on being numb: Trump’s retaliation against Amazon.

“He threatened the company behind the scenes, then publicly, while privately pushing U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double Amazon’s package rates.

“This was quickly forgotten even though it’s highly abnormal for presidents to use their voice and power to pick on one specific public company using misleading data points. “

OK, Buttercup, so what are you doing about it? Seems like you have a pretty big megaphone there.  Are you going to shift strategies and stick to reporting these startling attacks on our democracy or resort to distraction with courtesan  gossip and celebrity trivia…

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6 Responses to The Media Critiques Itself, Kinda

  1. osirisopto says:

    Of course they’re giving him a pass. He, just like them is the star of a reality show.

    They’re all part of the circus to go with our daily bread.

    “Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
    We’re so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside”

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  2. RWW says:

    Idiocracy has been remade into a reality show with all the comic elements removed (except for irony of course which has been summarily executed in the public square).


  3. If we had a functional justice department and SEC it would be infomrative to pick out who managed to profit off of Dolt 45’s rando market-moving twitstorms and announcements.

    You know, VandeHei, if you weren’t just a core part of the problem you might consider looking into expending some shoe leather in that direction as if you were a reporter instead of the emcee at the NewsCabaret

    Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!

    (To paraphrase the R’s “You built this” for all the years you’ve treated politics as entertainment. It’s what your entire career has been about)


  4. laura says:

    I.F. Stone and Edward R Murrow must be spinning fast enough to impact the earth’s rotation.
    Ida Tarbell would have mopped the god damned floor with them.


  5. The Republicans have mastered the quicksilver change of position on ANY topic, while the Democrats continue to shift gears at an Ent-like pace. I’d like to get my hopes up for a “blue tidal wave,” but I dunno.


  6. Pyed says:

    The House Intelligence Committee didn’t find anything in its probe of the 2016 election, because a figure in a jet black suit said, “This isn’t the grifting, narcissistic, racist piece-of-shit you are looking for. Move along.”


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