How does one explain the consistent inability of American News Media (and news media from all over the world) to grasp and report the Trump-Russia Story?
Even now when the average panel starts to pick apart what Donald & Vlad are doing together, the Media STILL want to pretend that everything happening is absolutely normal – that it’s NORMAL for an American President to meet with the leader of a country that has always been hostile to us WITHOUT any note-takers tasked with memorializing AN HISTORIC MEETING…
It’s not normal. It’s not the actions of ‘an unusual president’ who ‘plays by his own rules’.
People determined to believe something – REGARDLESS of its actual veracity – are going to believe no matter what. They’re not interested in Reality or The Truth – they’ve got Magic in Mind. It’s so much easier to just ‘give in’ and ‘accept’.
But that’s not the MSM’s job — not in America, it isn’t. The Fourth Estate is Constitutionally obligated to stand as the ultimate CHECK on Executive Power. To check Executive Power, you have to be nimble — quick to react to shifting circumstances — especially when that Executive Power is so CLEARLY being abused.
The problem is however that most of the MSM cannot SEE that Executive Power is being ABUSED because they ENABLED that abuse. They gave it their tacit approval. They accepted it as ‘just how things are and how they should remain’. And now that Donald Trump is using his Executive Power (stolen to begin with) to try and finish the job he started (on Vladimir Putin’s behalf): the destruction of America’s Democratic Culture — and our relationship with our similarly Democratic European Allies.
It isn’t ‘blindness’ behind their inability to ‘see’ — it’s the inability to imagine that it’s possible in the first place.
When your average Talking Head Panel sits in on your average News Show — and they pose the question to themselves: “What is Donald Trump actually up to here?” — the knee jerk inclination is to shrug it off with an empty-headed ‘He just does things differently, I guess…”.
‘Different’? Um, no actually — TREASONOUS.
The one possible answer to their question – DONALD TRUMP IS AN ASSET OF RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE – has been for years – and is actively WORKING AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF HIS OWN COUNTRY – never makes it to the table for collective analysis. Why is that exactly?
That’s a ‘trick question’, you understand. The answer is FAILURE OF IMAGINATION.
And we can all see what THAT has brought us to…