|Even that big lie was loved .ny the media|
And when he was caught lying to a FBI or Grand Jury, the polling, push-polling, said Americans would not hold that against him. A disconnect of the people for a President and bad behavior. So we had eight years of Bill and Hillary and even to me, I could care less if he was getting some nooky on the side. I did not want to judge that so I did not. I parsed his private peccadilloes with his job and the economy was hot and I was making money. So it was with the country as well. A disconnect between private acts and public policies. I then understood it.
We saw the reverse with George W. Bush. The economy was hot and he was going after the killers of Americans in Afghanistan. The media screamed that he was a terrible doofus President and we heard that every day. But the media and their polls were wrong again. Even though they did their best to trash the man, the American people said hey, another term! And he won over a terrible stuffy man, John Kerry. People could not relate to him especially after learning he kept his yacht in Rhode Island rather than his home state of Massachusetts. Tax was less and the man who married two millionaire gals was so tight he screwed his own state. And the people said nope, we like Bush better. Polls be damned.
Then comes Obama. The first black and white President and a man who said he was black in heart and soul. He was tall, good-looking and had a very soothing bassist voice. It captivates the press members and some even got a tingle up their leg about him. He was so popular with the press a book was written about them and their love of the man. Bernard Goldberg wrote it about how the press slobbered all over him. And for eight years we heard nothing negative about the man. But the economy and his policies were terrible. Yet his personal favorability ratings from the lamestream media polls were always over 60%. A clear disconnect from the policies of the man and his personal "likeability". And he got another term from th voters even though his economic policies were bad.
Now we have Trump. The lamestream media and the establishment political class hate his guts. And he returns the favor. He has a bully pulpit and he is not afraid to speak the truth to the fake news media. The media takes all the things he says and turns them into crap. They take him literally when he is saying something humorous. We real people know that is humor. But the sourpuss media Trump haters don't. My goodness, the suicide rate must be high for them. But here we are in a hot economy and records being broken in many areas of the economy. Yet the polls are saying his favorability is in the tank. Sure it is. I see this as more fake news. The media use polls that are heavilyy weighted to Trump's opponents. Democrats, anarchists, liberals etc. So to me, the results are pre-ordained. Bad for Trump.
But since the economy is cooking it is my opinion the people are not that embroiled in Trump as the media. People are at some point going to put two and two together and give some credit for the good to Mr. Trump. Even though he is trashed in every story. He is staying the course and calling out the media for their fakery. I love that. Having been subject to similar things at the local level from media and liberals, if you don't speak up and confront those liars you deserve what you get. The fact is most people are disconnected to the media and don't believe them much. And the media did this to themselves by twisting the news to make an opinion and the people figured it out.
If the media wants to get back into the good graces of the readers they must tell the truth. And they must stop bending the words to mean something else. It seems simple to me. They must stop their personal hate for Trump, his voters and others of conservative life if they are to survive.