Monday, January 8, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Mainstream Media Blows Unimportant Non-Stories Out of Proportion Again...

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(Stillness in the Storm Editor's Note) Whether you like Trump or not, the sheer surprise of his success is very instructional. It showed us how deeply out-of-touch the MSM truly is. No presidential candidate—nor actual president—has received the same proportion of hysterical, negative press as has Trump. Even when Bushware 2.0 embroiled the United States in a completely unjustified war with Iraq (which resulted in millions of lost civilian lives), it was not normal to see people comparing him to Hitler. Trump, by contrast, was accused of being "literally Hitler" before even stepping into office.


The fact of the matter is this: the greater the mass hysteria of the left against Trump, the more certain it becomes that he will preside for a second term.  

Hell, people will vote for him simply out of spite, because they're damn tired of the establishment's overt, blatant disdain for working class America.  Even as President, Trump does not appear (in the de facto sense) to be part of the "establishment" in light of the endless barrage of venom and hatred aimed at him by the elite of the Left.  Frankly, people in general are tired of being told how "deplorable" they are by certain morally pontificating newscasters and celebrities who appear to have nothing better to do with their time than to lambast the president for increasingly frivolous and specious reasons (you know, when they find a moment off from their busy schedules of groping anything that moves).

All that being said, I have a dire warning for the Left: if you do not calm down with your endless hysterics, your obvious myopia and your anti-Patriot bigotry, then get ready for another well-deserved loss in 2020.
And now, I hand the floor over to the wonderful folks over at Zero Hedge for the following hilarious account of the latest MSM tomfoolery...
- Conscious Optimist


Headlines Like These are Why Trump Isn’t Worried…

by TBD

What does desperation look like? This:

The weird thing about trees is that someday, like all of us, they die.

This tree was on its way out. In fact, the tree was removed in order to protect anyone standing under it from danger. Who usually stands under it? The press. Melania was trying to protect the same press that now attempts to skewer her over landscaping.

(Of course, if the tree broke and killed a member of the press, then they could all have a field day reporting that Trump is responsible for killing a journalist.)

The tree will actually be removed on the advice of the National Arboretum. It is only held in place by an intricate maze of cables. And Melania actually made sure they saved cutting from the tree to replant.

I felt very silly writing the past few paragraphs because the issue is so trivial. This is not important news. The media that originally reported this story (starting with CNN) should be laughed out of town. And in one way or another, they will be.

It’s not so much the reporting of this non-news that is a problem. I suppose it may be of some interest to someone somewhere. Perhaps a side link, or maybe a half page in Arborist Monthly. But the headlines! That is what really does it.

You know, the tree was actually planted by Andrew Jackson. So the media could have said, “Melania Orders Removal of Symbol of Racism,” or “Two-Hundred Year Old Monument to the Trail of Tears to Be Cut Down.”

The substance of the article missed an opportunity too. The White House had to call in tree experts, who made a report which was delivered to Melania, who sat down with the arborists and staff to thoroughly explore every option before making the call to remove the tree.

If that’s not a metaphor for the government, I don’t know what is! A dying tree, being held up by cables to preserve some remnant of a long-gone past. The desperate bid to save a symbol, to hold onto something rotting and dangerous. And then the intricate process, bureaucracy, time, and money that it takes to just cut down the freakin tree!

The media is absolutely desperate to criticize the Trump administration over anything they can get their hands on. Except that this is exactly the type of coverage Trump relishes in. Big nothing-burgers which keep his name in the news, but don’t hurt him in the least. Only anti-Trump zealots will latch on to a story like this. The rest of us, not even just the Trump supporters, will roll our eyes and stop paying attention.

And that is the dangerous part of these types of stories. What are they masking?

Did you hear about Trump’s terrible picks for the Federal Reserve Board?

Or about how Trump’s Justice Department settled the old IRS Tea Party targetting lawsuits for peanuts?

While this story played out, and Trump was “caught” golfing by CNN, here’s some other stuff that happened:

Did the FBI Conspire to Stop Trump?

Ironically the FBI investigation into the Trump Russian collusion charges has done a 360 and now points to the Democrats and FBI agents as the real criminal manipulators. But they are in too deep and have overplayed their hand.

But how bad has this government gotten that this sort of corruption at the FBI is considered boring? The FBI has long been a political tool of suppression.

Police in China Target Bloggers and Profile Communities for DNA Collection

China is a big red flag to the rest of the world on how not to govern. They intimate journalists and dissidents and monitor every aspect of their citizens’ lives. A “social credit” system has even started to score citizens based on things like patriotism and neighborliness.

But Melania approved a tree getting cut down, and that is just too fun an opportunity for the media to ignore! It fits the scorched-earth-Republican narrative too well.

She also ordered all the tree’s progeny uprooted and burned. As for the tree itself, she plans to fashion a throne, from which she will rule for a thousand years.

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