American journalists are sad to see the Trump era coming to a close. It’s been kind of fun for them to turn grains of sand into mountains by cleverly twisting and turning actual facts into conspiracy-laden fantasies. Joe Biden is going to be way too boring.
Unlike the Obama administration, Trump has rolled with the punches, and he hasn’t ordered every writer of every article he disagrees with to be probed and investigated. Trump simply calls the reporters out for what they are. Liars. Or, as has been done in past, he just walks away if the questioning gets ridiculous and out-of-hand. Why even entertain such rubbish?
McKay Coppins, a writer for The Atlantic, said in his article titled ‚ÄúThe Resistance‚Äôs Breakup With the Media Is At Hand,‚ÄĚ ¬†that, ‚ÄúIn the Trump era, many Washington reporters became resistance heroes, showered with book deals, TV contacts, and Twitter followers.‚ÄĚ
Because so many liberal protestors took to the streets with their violent antics, it made it easy for journalists to blend in with the crowds. They could capture the action up close and personal in hopes of propelling themselves into the journalistic hall of fame.
Thanks to the president, after visiting Mar-a-Lago Coppins’s own success received a huge boost. ‚ÄúMy publisher used Trump‚Äôs tweets to promote my book; ‚ÄėThe Daily Show‚Äô had me on to recount my misadventures with ‘The Donald.’ The further his havoc-wreaking campaign got, the more opportunities came my way‚ÄĒand I was hardly alone.‚ÄĚ Coppins said.
He also made an appearance on the ‚ÄúLate Night with Seth Meyers‚ÄĚ where the two discussed how the Trump White House was comparable to ‚ÄúThe Hunger Games.‚ÄĚ
For unexplainable reasons, media elites seek recognition and praise from the Hollywood Left for their flowing anti-Trump commentaries. An anonymous news anchor once told Coppin how praise from anti-Trump celebrities on Twitter had become like a narcotic for some of his colleagues. “It‚Äôs important to people that George Takei likes their monologue,” the anonymous source sarcastically told him.
Throughout Trump’s reign of power, the media has been passing off their opinionated monologues as factual news in hopes of catching the eyes of a super-star like Rob Reiner, Bette Midler, or if they got really lucky, the almighty Takei himself. Reporters rolled wheelbarrows full of crap to the celebrities in their own quests for fame, fortune, and glory.
Sometimes the quest for notoriety took place in the form of a question from a White House reporter. Enter, Jim Acosta, the most vocally-vocal of them all. Acosta has been known to terrorize the briefing room with idiotic challenging questions. But when asked about his strategy going forward, Acosta said, ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think the press should be trying to whip up the Biden presidency and turn it into must-see TV in a contrived way.”
Acosta is more of a performing artist than he is a reporter, but it did earn him a coveted book deal in which he subtitled, ‚ÄúA Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.‚ÄĚ Whose truth? His?
Acosta doesn’t believe this to be a double standard by any means. He waved it off as a ‚Äúmatter of professional solidarity.‚ÄĚ He said that because of Trump‚Äôs constant bashing of the press it became a ‚Äúnonstop national emergency‚ÄĚ that he, and only he, could fix.
This required his asking difficult questions in the form of lectures while Trump’s neck veins grew larger with each word. ‚ÄúIf being at the White House is not an experience that might merit hazard pay,‚ÄĚ Acosta said, ‚Äúthen perhaps it is going to be approached differently.‚ÄĚ
CNN fact-checker, and self-professed activist, Daniel Dale, told Coppins it isn’t going to be an around the clock job fact-checking Biden. Although he claims he will use the same ‚Äúintensity and rigor,‚ÄĚ he also added, “but Biden doesn‚Äôt lie like Trump does.”
Dale said he’ll ‚Äúspend more time debunking online misinformation and digging into claims made by congressional leaders.‚ÄĚ One could easily assume he meant to say “Republican congressional leaders.”
Olivia Nuzzi of New York Magazine pulled no punches when she said, ‚ÄúOn a purely social level, I don‚Äôt know that reporting critically on Joe Biden will feel as safe for reporters.‚ÄĚ
Now that the media has indicated they’re going soft on Biden, we say to every liberal left-wingnut reporter who missed their golden opportunity over the past four years, “sorry about your luck.”