Ah, the media. Where to start with the media?
We know that mainstream media outlets are chronically dishonest, we know they have a dog in every fight, we know they try to influence events and elections to their preferred outcome and we know that they consider themselves to have an absolute monopoly on the truth – this is hopefully common knowledge by now.
What we didn’t know up until recently is how the media responds when it’s on the back foot. Up until very recently, nobody has been willing to criticise the media. Sure, left-wing politicians will attack ‘the Murdoch press’ or ‘biased right wing newspapers’ on a local level, but nobody in power is ever willing to take on the big boys. Even in British politics, the Conservative Party may make a few noises about the communistic agenda of the BBC, but this is never direct nor offered with any meaning other than to fulfil their role as controlled opposition.
So when President Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon went on the offensive against the mainstream media in a recent New York Times interview, not only did it make absolutely magical reading, but it also prompted a reaction from the globalist media organisations that flowed true to their sneering, thin-skinned, obnoxious form.
CNN responded in typical form, with Jake Trapper offering a sarcastic quip which just goes to show that these people think they have more power over a nation than the president. Later they had a panel of people, including one British ‘journalist’, complaining at how frightening and worrying Bannon’s comments were. Chilling! even…
This was a pattern repeated across all platforms, with journalists and reporters parroting this narrative about press censorship and how they fear for their lives in some cases, comparing Trump’s America to Putin’s Russia. They vowed to ‘continue telling the truth’, in what must be the biggest oxymoron of all time.
These people are quite remarkable in that they spend years and years beating us with their ideological stick, supporting causes that are against the interests of the people and perpetuating lies that have a negative impact on the nations in which they operate – yet, as soon as they are challenged, they become the victims, they cry out in pain as they strike you!
Below is an extract from the New York Times article which contains the key elements of Steve Bannon’s interview:
WASHINGTON — Just days after President Trump spoke of a “running war’’ with the media, his chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, ratcheted up the attacks, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by the election outcome and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration.
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Mr. Bannon said in an interview on Wednesday.
“I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”
The scathing assessment — delivered by one of Mr. Trump’s most trusted and influential advisers, in the first days of his presidency — comes at a moment of high tension between the news media and the administration, with skirmishes over the size of Mr. Trump’s inaugural crowd and the president’s false claims that millions of illegal votes by undocumented immigrants swayed the popular vote against him.
The lügenpresse must be stopped!