John Ziegler is the furthest thing from a Trump supporter. He’s actually a very vocal Trump critic. That’s why his article explaining why Trump supporters aren’t phased by the media freakout over the Putin summit (see TREASON?? Trump Advisor Addresses Putin Summit and Liberal Overreach: MSNBC Compares Trump/Putin Summit to Pearl Harbor) was interesting. Simply put, it’s the media’s long history of sucking at life.
The whole thing is well worth a read. Some highlights:
The news media openly campaigned for Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 and kept their pom-poms out for almost his entire presidency. Seeing the media instantly transform from a sleeping lapdog, to a fierce pit-bull has not passed the smell test for most hardcore Republicans.
When Obama’s opponent Mitt Romney confronted him on being weak on Russia, which he called our primary geo-political threat, the Democratic Party and most of the news media openly mocked him.
When Trump ran for the GOP presidential nomination, he was given over two billion dollars in free and largely glowing media coverage by many of the same outlets which now treat him like a “Manchurian Candidate” (here’s looking at you CNN and Morning Joe!).
These are valuable points to have. Especially if you are a Trump agnostic like me. Someone who didn’t vote for him and doesn’t self-identify as a MAGA-sexual. But likes some of the policies and otherwise doesn’t stay Defcon Eleventy outraged at him 24/7. I’m sure you’ve had liberal friends ask you, “You’re a reasonable conservative. Why do Trump fans refuse to acknowledge this thing that was in the media this week.” Ziegler highlights ten excellent reasons why. And some of them are Russia specific. You can find other examples that are issue specific as well.
“Hey, why aren’t Trump fans upset at these kids in cages thing that’s all over the news?”
“Well, let’s start with that the three most iconic photos the media pushed for this ‘kids in cages thing’ were all bulls***…”
This isn’t a defense of every dumb thing that comes out of Trump’s mouth. Or furiously typing fingers. I mean, just yesterday for an example. But if you’re a liberal, and you’re interested in understanding why more people aren’t as upset at the news as you are, media is why.