If a presidential contender coming down an escalator announces to the world that he’s running for President because America needs a wall to keep out all the Mexican rapists — and everyone (after an initial burst of outrage) shrugs because they’re already consumed by that contender’s next outrage — somewhere inside that shrug was born their “Normalcy Bias”. Calling Mexicans rapists went — within a sentence — from being an outrage to being… “normal”.
That’s just how Trump speaks, the MSM told us. Racism? No. Poor word choice — yes. And, just like that, the MSM had built absolute racism into its Normalcy Bias. Racism was — IS — now completely legit. Pussy-grabbing worked the exact same way. A few moments of outrage tempered by the “timely” release of a Wikileaks dump — which, too, got NORMALIZED. Shall we toss LYING onto the bonfire?
How quickly did the MSM normalized the fact that a president of the United States lied more reliably than he told the truth? Though they knew what Trump was saying was a lie, still they continued to report each lie as if it WASN’T a lie and therefore had to be considered as possibly the truth.
Sorry, but a turd is a turd is a turd. Call it a “perfumed package” if you like or a “surprise” or even just “poo”. It’s a turd. It stinks. It has to be cleaned up. Making it “palatable” while making it “do-able” also makes it “palatable”. Maybe it shouldn’t be.
What our MSM can’t seem to grasp is how badly THEY are being fooled every day by their own Normalcy Bias. When, say, you know going into a (rare) press conference that the Press Secretary is going to lie to you — and then you LET HER LIE & (worse) let her GET AWAY WITH IT, you are further solidifying HER Normalcy Bias that she CAN get away with just about every time. What’s the cost of lying? Nothing.
Normalcy Bias is no one’s friend. It’s comfort with what is even if “what is” is utter bullshit. Normalcy Bias is how that frog slowly gets boiled to death without ever realizing it.