How completely messed up and ridiculous is the mainstream media.
Take a look at this 4 month progression of Time Magazine covers…covering Donald Trump.
Via Zerohedge (courtesy @insidegame)…
What a difference 4 months makes…From Meltdown to Total Meltdown to Man Of The Year…
It gets even better (or worse) depending on how you see things.
Fox News covered the Time Person of the Year, featuring “man of the year” President-elect Donald Trump.
What should have been a balanced reflection on the man that turned US politics on its head, and changed the Washington game in a seismic way, Time Magazine once again buckled to neo-liberal identity politics, glorifying Hillary Clinton as ‘an American Moses’ and branding Trump as a ‘huckster’.
While describing Trump as the real change-maker of 2016, the magazine also ragged on the Republican president-elect as a “huckster” and “demagogue” while reserving its most glowing praise for runner-up Hillary Clinton — whom the edition breathlessly described as “an American Moses.”
In describing Trump, Time’s article almost exclusively used backhanded compliments. For instance, while the piece said he “did what no American politician had attempted in a generation,” it added that he “magnified the divisions of the present, inspiring new levels of anger and fear within his country.”
“Now it’s difficult to count all the ways Trump remade the game: the huckster came off more real than the scripted political pros. The cable-news addict made pollsters look like chumps. The fabulist out-shouted journalists fighting to separate fact from falsehood. The demagogue won more Latino and black votes than the 2012 Republican nominee,” Time’s Michael Scherer said in one particularly bruising paragraph.
Among the descriptions of what it called “Trump’s America,” Time described a land “where a hijab-wearing college student in New York reports being attacked and jeered at in the next President’s name, where American-born children ask their citizen parents if Trump will deport them, where white supremacists throw out Nazi salutes in Washington meeting halls for their President-elect.”[It is worth noting that President Obama is still in charge until January.]
The article on Hillary Clinton is much different. Subtitled “The winner of the popular vote leaves a complicated legacy,” the tone is worlds away from the fulminating darkness that permeates the Trump piece.
The opening paragraph reads more like the prologue of St. John’s Gospel than an essay on a presidential runner-up, saying of Clinton: “she became a symbol in a fight that was about much more than symbolism.”
“She’s the woman who was almost President, she is what might have been and what will yet be.”
Even when writer Charlotte Alter offered criticism of the former secretary of state, she implied Clinton’s mistakes stemmed from her fundamental strengths, or were the fault of her critics.
“Long before she ever ran for office, Clinton built up a sturdy shield. Decades of attacks on her looks, her judgment, her marriage and her motivations left Clinton reflexively contained and guarded. But armor both insulates and obscures, and those self-protective traits may have led to some of her most damning mistakes, like the creation of a private email server and her fumbling rationale for it,” Alter wrote.
After discussing what Clinton’s failed candidacy means for future female candidates, Time likened Clinton to “an American Moses.”
“Like an American Moses, she was an imperfect prophet, leading women to the edge of the Promised Land. Now it’s up to another woman to enter it.”
Ah yes, Hillary Clinton, “the American Moses”…parting the red sea as she lead Libya into self destruction and chaos…speaking with the burning bush, which told her to bleach bit 30,000 emails and then blame it all on the those devilish Russians.
“The American Moses” deserved to be president because she is a woman and won the popular vote…even though 53% of white women voted for Trump, and US elections are not won by popular vote, but by an electoral college.
In football, just because you have the most yards or ball possession, it doesn’t mean you win the game de facto. It’s the score that matters.
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