Media insanity over Trump win continues

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Media insanity over Trump win continues

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By John Ruberry

The left­ist group MoveOn got its start as Bill Clin­ton was being impeached. Their ini­tial mes­sage was along the lines of, Bubba has done a great job run­ning the coun­try, his affair with Mon­ica Lewin­sky was inap­pro­pri­ate, and now it’s time for Amer­i­cans to, well, move on.

Now if only the cheer­lead­ers in the media for the Demo­c­ra­tic Party could do the same.

There’s a book’s worth of mate­r­ial out there for this post, but I’ll zoom in on just a few today. Dahleen Glan­ton, an African Amer­i­can Chicago Tri­bune colum­nist, puts the blame on the Democ­rats fail­ure to keep the White House on where she feels it belongs. Yes, the head­line gives the end­ing away, “White women, own up to it: You’re the rea­son Hillary Clin­ton lost.” Yet the first sen­tence of that col­umn betrays how fool­ish she is, “I don’t under­stand women.” Her daz­zling dis­play of igno­rance con­tin­ues for another two dozen paragraphs.

There must be vile fumes from the Chicago River poi­son­ing the minds of Chicago news­pa­per colum­nists, as igno­rance begets insan­ity. I had to read Neil Steinberg’s Nazi-​drenched col­umn about Don­ald Trump and his advi­sor Steven Ban­non, who, by the way, is not an anti-​Semite, three times before I gave up try­ing to make sense of it. Well, almost. When I am con­fronted with Nazis and insan­ity I do one thing and that is lis­ten to avante-​garde rock­ers the Res­i­dents’ mas­ter­piece, “The Third Reich and Roll,” only this time I did so while try­ing to block out of my mem­ory all of my knowl­edge of the 1960s garage pop clas­sics that are sat­i­rized in this work, as a pos­si­ble gate­way into Steinberg’s ram­bling mess. That didn’t work either. But hey, I tried.

At the end of his col­umn he all but claims that it will be fol­low­ers of a reli­gion who have been scape­goated for cen­turies who will be blamed if Trump’s econ­omy doesn’t take off as he promises it will.

Oh, do news­pa­per colum­nists have edi­tors anymore?

Dana Mil­bank of the Wash­ing­ton Post, who was exposed as a col­luder with the Demo­c­ra­tic National Com­mit­tee by Wik­iLeaks, is call­ing the incom­ing Trump admin­is­tra­tion “the fake news pres­i­dency.” Yet two months ago Mil­bank was cov­er­ing for Clinton’s “deplorables” gaffe by claim­ing that “she might have low-​balled the number.”

Wrong.

Per­haps what these main­stream media hacks really need is a good cry, which is some­thing the Res­i­dents have done as they con­fide in “Hitler Was a Vegetarian.”

Yes, it’s your party, I know it’s your party
And, you know that you can cry, and, it’s cool
But you have to remem­ber that I too cried my 96 tears
And… it’s just some­thing we all have to go through some time or another.

Get to it.

And then move on.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

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John “Lee” Ruberry of the Magnificent Seven

By John Ruberry

The leftist group MoveOn got its start as Bill Clinton was being impeached. Their initial message was along the lines of, Bubba has done a great job running the country, his affair with Monica Lewinsky was inappropriate, and now it’s time for Americans to, well, move on.

Now if only the cheerleaders in the media for the Democratic Party could do the same.

There’s a book’s worth of material out there for this post, but I’ll zoom in on just a few today. Dahleen Glanton, an African American Chicago Tribune columnist, puts the blame on the Democrats failure to keep the White House on where she feels it belongs. Yes, the headline gives the ending away, “White women, own up to it: You’re the reason Hillary Clinton lost.” Yet the first sentence of that column betrays how foolish she is, “I don’t understand women.” Her dazzling display of ignorance continues for another two dozen paragraphs.

There must be vile fumes from the Chicago River poisoning the minds of Chicago newspaper columnists, as ignorance begets insanity. I had to read Neil Steinberg’s Nazi-drenched column about Donald Trump and his advisor Steven Bannon, who, by the way, is not an anti-Semite, three times before I gave up trying to make sense of it. Well, almost.  When I am confronted with Nazis and insanity I do one thing and that is listen to avante-garde rockers the Residents’ masterpiece, “The Third Reich and Roll,” only this time I did so while trying to block out of my memory all of my knowledge of the 1960s garage pop classics that are satirized in this work, as a possible gateway into Steinberg’s rambling mess. That didn’t work either. But hey, I tried.

At the end of his column he all but claims that it will be followers of a religion who have been scapegoated for centuries who will be blamed if Trump’s economy doesn’t take off as he promises it will.

Oh, do newspaper columnists have editors anymore?

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, who was exposed as a colluder with the Democratic National Committee by WikiLeaks, is calling the incoming Trump administration “the fake news presidency.” Yet two months ago Milbank was covering for Clinton’s “deplorables” gaffe by claiming that “she might have low-balled the number.”

Wrong.

Perhaps what these mainstream media hacks really need is a good cry, which is something the Residents have done as they confide in “Hitler Was a Vegetarian.”

Yes, it’s your party, I know it’s your party
And, you know that you can cry, and, it’s cool
But you have to remember that I too cried my 96 tears
And… it’s just something we all have to go through some time or another.

Get to it.

And then move on.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.