Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Media Honestly Doesn’t Get It  Derek Hunter Posted: Jan 29, 2017

The Media Honestly Doesn’t Get It
In 1968, if you’d railed endlessly about how the United States would never, ever send men to the moon, you would’ve had some crow to eat the following year.

If you made your declarations not in your local pub, but on television and in the newspaper, and if you had bolstered your claim with credentials in the sciences, you’d be having a Thanksgiving dinner’s worth of crow to consume.

And maybe, just maybe, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin returned, you’d recognize you need to rethink some of the things you had known to be true only a year ago.

Such is the case with the mainstream media and President Trump. Only, unlike someone who’d reflected and reconciled the reality of a moonshot with their worldview going forward, the media still lives in a bubble where it’s the reality that’s wrong.

When Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, told the New York Times,
“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,” it was true.


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