Trump didn’t want to be president? Or did he conspire with the Russians to win the presidential election? Take your pick, media, because you can’t have both narratives.
As news media continue to be hoisted by their own petards for their never-ending Russian collusion delusion, running themselves rampant trying to find a shred of evidence to support their phony narrative, a media editor has pounced to point out their own self-contradiction.
This was inevitable. Once the media diverged from reporting facts to engaging in breathless speculation over the prospect of ending the Trump presidency with one fell swoop, establishing that the Kremlin and the Trump campaign were in cahoots to deprive their entitled Democratic royalty Mrs. Hillary Clinton from taking her anointed place aloft the White House throne, they began embarking on a dangerous exercise that had the high risk of exposing them as foolish and desperate partisans.
As opportunists, one sensational bit of political tripe that has made the media rounds recently, only to wind up panned for its lack of journalistic merits, is Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
The reviews are in… pic.twitter.com/UNdkNbBEFF
— GOP (@GOP) January 5, 2018
While this book has lit a fire in the media for its salacious tidbits and tenuous gossip, although mayhaps exposing Breitbart CEO Steven Bannon as a bit of a phony, if not duplicitous at the very least, it has also exposed various media outlets as mendacious.
If Trump is “mentally unfit” for the office of the presidency, as the book claims, then how did he wind up disposing of the Democrats in the national election? How did his administration quietly accomplish a track record of economic success in its first year, while disposing of enemies abroad, such as ISIS? Is the chaos in the Trump administration or is it in the media itself?
One dubious morsel from Wolff’s book, not entirely original, is that Trump didn’t actually want to win the election.
“This is bigger than I ever dreamed of,” Trump reportedly told former head of Fox News Roger Ailes a week before the election. “I don’t think about losing, because it isn’t losing. We’ve totally won.”
“Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary,” Wolff writes. “His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning,” the book says.
“Not only would Trump not be president, almost everyone in the campaign agreed, he should probably not be,” Wolff continued.
The media, predictably, followed in tow. They latched onto Wolff’s narrative with locked jaws and dragged the carcass of the incredible tale out before the salivating public.
However, the media is going to have to choose which fable they choose to endorse. You see, it doesn’t comport with the Russian collusion delusion, as The Wrap’s media editor Jon Levine succinctly pointed out.
So wait im confused. The line now is Trump was colluding with Russia —- because he wanted to lose all along?
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 6, 2018
“So wait im confused. The line now is Trump was colluding with Russia —- because he wanted to lose all along?” Levine wrote on Twitter.
Don’t be confused. This is news media standard operating procedure now. As the Russian collusion story continues to wear on, with only the hyperbole of the usual suspects to drive it on, sans evidence, we can continue to expect that stories will arise that contradict the entire narrative, dragging down the credibility of the news agencies with them.
Not that the media care. Their modus operandi has been exposed as less interested in reporting the facts, than running cover for a political party. The American people deserve better.
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