The other day MSNBC reporterette Mika Brzezinski made a Freudian slip. In her comments about Trump's rough-handling of the media, makes it clear how she and other reporters think of themselves and their job. It's more than a little troubling. First she lamented that Trump might "undermine" the message that the economy is going to collapse and poor people will starve. Apparently, the media, at least MSNBC, have already decided that the economy is going to collapse and poor people will starve. Interesting that they're so sure what the message is going to be ahead of time.
Mika continues her lamentation by expressing her fear that Donald Trump might be able to "control exactly what people think." Apparently Mika and the gang believe that it is the job of the media to tell people exactly what to think.
Man, somebody has a low opinion of "people" Sounds to me like somebody has also confused George Orwell's cautionary tale, "1984" with a liberal instruction manual. I think that's why this carefully orchestrated run-up to the past election went so badly wrong for them. The Democrat-Media complex pushed the worst Republican candidate possible and got him successfully nominated. Then they over-estimated their ability to cover Hillary's corrupt hindquarters and lost the election.
Now they are totally freaked out. Even though I voted for neither Trump nor Hillary, the results of this election may actually be entertaining as Trump's bull-in-a-china-shop approach to governance blows up the system in their face. It may end badly, but it will be interesting. But a word of caution...
There is an ancient Chinese curse that goes, "May you live in interesting times."
And it is getting very interesting out there.
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