At a very early age, I recognized that some women are prone to overreact, easily offended at the least thing that they cannot control. I’m old enough that, back then, the women wore pearls they could actually clutch.
Young as I was, I learned to carefully tune off such overreactions the way one gets used to people who talk too loud not because they’re angry but because they are losing their hearing.
This week the media was aflame because Pres. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday afternoon. The Democrats were clamoring for Comey’s firing at lunchtime; by teatime they were calling Trump a fascist because he did exactly that.
After a solid twenty-four hours of hysterical media coverage and wall-to-wall reactions on social media (including email notifications), by Wednesday evening I was profoundly uninterested in the subject.
I completely tuned off anything that had to do with Comey, until yesterday afternoon, when I listened to Ed Morrissey’s podcast while doing housework. I tuned off again until this morning for preparing this post.
The one thing that is clear from the start of the Trump presidency is that the media insists that it owns the narrative, regardless of the emergence of independent media, or whether, in this instance, people don’t care about a career bureaucrat, who, as Byron York points out (emphasis added),
is the FBI director who did not tell the Director of National Intelligence that the FBI had opened a counter-intelligence investigation involving Russia and the 2016 election.
The liberal media (I repeat myself) owned the narrative for so long that they took Hillary’s victory as a given. After the American people went against that narrative, the media will do anything to take Trump down, and will clutch ever-larger pearls, to the detriment of actual news.
Some of those pearls are the size of ice cream scoops.
Considering the current state of Turkey and its position in Europe and the Islamic world, you would think that Pres. Trump’s White House meeting with Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan would get a headline or two above the fold.
You would be wrong.
Instead, CNN dedicated air time to two scoops of ice cream on the President’s dessert plate. Pay attention to the tone,
CNN got the scoop (all puns intended) from Time magazine. A search on Time Mag’s website turned up nothing on Erdogan’s White House visit.
As Stuart Varney says, we’re being forced into a political straitjacket by a media that has abdicated all responsibility. It almost makes a woman want to clutch a pearl or two.
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Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes in U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog. She doesn’t clutch her pearls when she wears them.