The Observer (Almost) Gets it on Trump’s Tweets vs MSM/NFL etc

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The Observer (Almost) Gets it on Trump's Tweets vs MSM/NFL etc

Buried in all the news about the NFL is a para­graph in this observer piece by Ashe Snow that per­fectly encap­su­lates what the media don’t get about Don­ald Trump and twitter

Tweets mean noth­ing. It takes no effort at all to send one. Act­ing like Trump actu­ally spent all day Mon­day car­ing about the NFL because of what he tweeted is absurd. Does the media really think all he does is tweet? It sure seems like it. They would rather write dozens of arti­cles about every sin­gle one of the president’s tweets than look into what he’s actu­ally doing.

That’s the real secret about Don­ald Trump and twit­ter, he under­stand the media mind set, he knows that with just a few tweets he can send them down a rab­bit hole all day while he gets work done, or to push them in a direc­tion they don’t want to go, or get the heat off of a project that he is deal­ing with or lob­by­ing for.

A great exam­ple of this has been the reac­tions on WEEI on Trump that I hear when I drive in and go home from work. For some rea­son the libs on the sta­tion think that Trump is obsessed with the NFL, the real­ity is that his line at the rally last mon­day was a throw away applause line and once he saw the reac­tion it only took a few tweets to get them and the left where he wanted. I doubt he spent more than 34 min­utes a day on it, but the media was fully com­mit­ted and while they were con­grat­u­lat­ing them­selves over the NFL’s “vic­tory” over Trump and tak­ing knees in con­gress Trump was get­ting things done in Puerto Rico with­out wor­ry­ing about the media butting in.

Politico reported, “Rossello and other offi­cials praised the fed­eral gov­ern­ment for plan­ning its response in detail before the storm hit, a con­trast with what Puerto Rico has long seen as the neglect of 3.4 mil­lion Amer­i­cans liv­ing in a ter­ri­tory with­out a vote in Con­gress or the elec­toral college.”

There is only one issue I have with the piece, and that’s this line:

I’m not defend­ing Trump’s tweets. I wish he’d stop.

Snow is dead wrong there. Trump’s tweets are a valu­able weapon against the left. Via twit­ter he gets his mes­sage out with­out them forc­ing them to react to him rather than the other way around and putting them into bat­tles they don’t want to fight and bait­ing them into posi­tions they can’t defend. Why do you think they keep attack­ing his tweets every chance they get?

Tweet away Mr. Pres­i­dent, Tweet Away.

Buried in all the news about the NFL is a paragraph in this observer piece by Ashe Snow that perfectly encapsulates what the media don’t get about Donald Trump and twitter

Tweets mean nothing. It takes no effort at all to send one. Acting like Trump actually spent all day Monday caring about the NFL because of what he tweeted is absurd. Does the media really think all he does is tweet? It sure seems like it. They would rather write dozens of articles about every single one of the president’s tweets than look into what he’s actually doing.

That’s the real secret about Donald Trump and twitter, he understand the media mind set, he knows that with just a few tweets he can send them down a rabbit hole all day while he gets work done, or to push them in a direction they don’t want to go, or get the heat off of a project that he is dealing with or lobbying for.

A great example of this has been the reactions on WEEI on Trump that I hear when I drive in and go home from work. For some reason the libs on the station think that Trump is obsessed with the NFL, the reality is that his line at the rally last monday was a throw away applause line and once he saw the reaction it only took a few tweets to get them and the left where he wanted. I doubt he spent more than 3-4 minutes a day on it, but the media was fully committed and while they were congratulating themselves over the NFL’s “victory” over Trump and taking knees in congress Trump was getting things done in Puerto Rico without worrying about the media butting in.

Politico reported, “Rossello and other officials praised the federal government for planning its response in detail before the storm hit, a contrast with what Puerto Rico has long seen as the neglect of 3.4 million Americans living in a territory without a vote in Congress or the electoral college.”

There is only one issue I have with the piece, and that’s this line:

I’m not defending Trump’s tweets. I wish he’d stop.

Snow is dead wrong there. Trump’s tweets are a valuable weapon against the left. Via twitter he gets his message out without them forcing them to react to him rather than the other way around and putting them into battles they don’t want to fight and baiting them into positions they can’t defend. Why do you think they keep attacking his tweets every chance they get?

Tweet away Mr. President, Tweet Away.