That’s what Glenn Reynolds and his Instapundit team frequently call the mainstream press. The observation is spot on. While these outlets may ‘compete’ for ratings share, they collude just as much when it comes to messaging. Think I exaggerate?
The above is but a sample; many others used the same theme. It would seem a certainty that some variant of the old “Journolist” system is still in place. Rather than just take “everybody’s” word for it that Trump’s speech was “dark,” read it for yourself. I still think he’s a very flawed candidate, but in this instance I agree with his diagnosis of things. It’s very telling that the current President can scold us for eight years about how racist and otherwise evil our nation still is (even after deigning to elect him!) and nobody in the press calls it a dark vision of America. Yet Trump points out how free trade and unrestricted illegal immigration has and continues to destroy the middle class, and suddenly he’s the gloom-meister?
The Democrats open their preordained coronation of Her Hillariness as their nominee this week (sorry Bernie supporters – you were cast in the role of controlled opposition from the start!). The simple fact is that our mass
propaganda media apparatus has been prepping the American public, not just for a woman president, but specifically for Hillary for decades:
Beginning with an episode in the ‘90s featuring President Hillary Clinton, audiences have been treated to Hillary-inspired female presidents and politicians, fictional TV characters endorsing the real-life former FLOTUS, and children’s books singing her praises. Pro-Hillary propaganda has been saturating the entertainment world.
It must be particularly galling to these would-be queen-makers that after so much time and trouble, their candidate still has a very real chance of losing to Trump of all people. In the new digital age, the old guard media gatekeepers aren’t the only purveyors of information. Here’s a tip, establishment: she’s that bad a candidate. There’s simply not enough lipstick to make the pig less piglike to the public.