Trump’s Media Miracle , GWB and other Quick Saturday Thoughts Under My Fedora

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Trump's Media Miracle , GWB and other Quick Saturday Thoughts Under My Fedora

One of the most inter­est­ing quotes from the Project Ver­i­tas’ sting at the NY Times was the “Trump Bump” mean­ing that since the pres­i­dent has been hit­ting the Times online sub­scrip­tions are way up. That’s how good Don­ald Trump has been for the econ­omy, he’s even man­aged to make the NYT profitable.

This also explains why the CNN/​MSM etc has gone all in on hit­ting Trump. In an age when media com­pa­nies are shed­ding view­ers hit­ting Trump guar­an­tees them a par­tic­u­lar grow­ing niche mar­ket that being bal­anced just doesn’t do.

I’m a cap­i­tal­ist, if the NYT /​CBS /​CNN et/​all want to make their busi­ness model hit­ting Trump 247 and it makes them a profit I’m fine with it. After all we have our biases here and they color our story selec­tion too. What I don’t like is them doing so and pre­tend­ing they are “down the mid­dle”. It insults my intelligence.

Megyn Kelly’s recent fail­ures on the Today show high­light that NBC didn’t rec­og­nize the “Trump Bump” syn­drome at the time they signed her. They didn’t under­stand that her pop­u­lar­ity on the left was com­pletely based on hit­ting Trump, while the pop­u­lar­ity on the right was com­pletely based on her tough inter­views. Putting her in a posi­tion where she is doing nei­ther was a recipe for fail­ure. Well at least for them, Kelly is mak­ing a for­tune so she’s doing OK.

Since the Day Doc­tor Who decided to go SJW many months ago I have not watched a sin­gle episode nor lis­tened to a Big Fin­ish audio or fol­lowed Doc­tor Who news. Given that a day did not go by with­out me doing such a thing for decades that’s an incred­i­ble change, but the real sur­prise is how easy it’s been to fill the time. There is a les­son there for the NFL that I sus­pect they are going to learn very quickly after their lat­est meeting.

I actu­ally heard some Doc­tor Who news lately from my son. It seems the new sea­son with the new SJW Doc­tor is not going to pre­mière until the fall. That’s not a sur­prise. After all it must be very com­pli­cated to make sure that the new SJW Doc­tor doesn’t cross any SJW lines, after all she can’t be scared like the 2nd Doc­tor because that would be offen­sive show­ing the 1st woman doc­tor as afraid, or too fool­ish like the 11th Doc­tor because the 1st Woman Doc­tor can’t seem crazy or even Manic like the 4th Doc­tor and she cer­tainly can’t be angry like the 9th doc­tor or pushy like the 6th or too sexy or for­ward like the 10th. God help the showrun­ner if the new SJW Doc­tor vio­lates any neg­a­tive stereo­type of women in the least because if she does the same SJW’s who cheered the 1st woman Doc­tor will come down hard. That’s actu­ally kind of unfair to the new Doc­tor Jodie Whitaker but when you play the SJW game that’s just how it is.

The Hor­ri­ble injury to Gor­don Hay­wood that ended his sea­son is an impor­tant reminder of a basic fact. Every sin­gle pro­fes­sional player is only one injury from being done, the SJW of the NFL whose avg career is the low­est in sports might want to keep that in mind.

Speak­ing of the NFL’s trou­ble, it’s a real oppor­tu­nity for MLB. No mat­ter who wins game 7 tonight we are look­ing at an awe­some World Series. If there was ever a chance for the Major Leagues to get back on top, this is it.

No mat­ter who wins in the AL I’ll be cheer­ing for Dave Roberts Dodgers as I sus­pect every Red Sox Fan to remem­ber our years in the wilder­ness that was ended thanks to his stolen base.

Finally I was dis­ap­pointed that GWB, who was a much bet­ter pres­i­dent than he got credit, for decided to hit Trump when he was silent for 8 years as Obama messed up the coun­try in ways it will take gen­er­a­tions to repair. How­ever unlike a lot of oth­ers I’ll give him a pass for one rea­son. Pres­i­dent Trump made a fool out of his Brother and his fam­ily and for even the most decent God fear­ing man, that’s some­thing you don’t eas­ily forget.

One of the most interesting quotes from the Project Veritas’ sting at the NY Times was the “Trump Bump” meaning that since the president has been hitting the Times online subscriptions are way up.  That’s how good Donald Trump has been for the economy, he’s even managed to make the NYT profitable.

This also explains why the CNN/MSM etc has gone all in on hitting Trump.  In an age when media companies are shedding viewers hitting Trump guarantees them a particular growing niche market that being balanced just doesn’t do.

I’m a capitalist, if the NYT / CBS / CNN et/all want to make their business model hitting Trump 24/7 and it makes them a profit I’m fine with it.  After all we have our biases here and they color our story selection too.  What I don’t like is them doing so and pretending they are “down the middle”.  It insults my intelligence.

Megyn Kelly’s recent failures on the Today show highlight that NBC didn’t recognize the “Trump Bump” syndrome at the time they signed her.  They didn’t understand that her popularity on the left was completely based on hitting Trump, while the popularity on the right was completely based on her tough interviews.  Putting her in a position where she is doing neither was a recipe for failure.  Well at least for them, Kelly is making a fortune so she’s doing OK.

Since the Day Doctor Who decided to go SJW many months ago I have not watched a single episode nor listened to a Big Finish audio or followed Doctor Who news.  Given that a day did not go by without me doing such a thing for decades that’s an incredible change, but the real surprise is how easy it’s been to fill the time.  There is a lesson there for the NFL that I suspect they are going to learn very quickly after their latest meeting.

I actually heard some Doctor Who news lately from my son.  It seems the new season with the new SJW Doctor is not going to premiere until the fall.  That’s not a surprise.  After all it must be very complicated to make sure that the new SJW Doctor doesn’t cross any SJW lines, after all she can’t be scared like the 2nd Doctor because that would be offensive showing the 1st woman doctor as afraid, or too foolish like the 11th Doctor because the 1st Woman Doctor can’t seem crazy or even Manic like the 4th Doctor and she certainly can’t be angry like the 9th doctor or pushy like the 6th or too sexy or forward like the 10th.  God help the showrunner if the new SJW Doctor violates any negative stereotype of women in the least because if she does the same SJW’s who cheered the 1st woman Doctor will come down hard.  That’s actually kind of unfair to the new Doctor Jodie Whitaker but when you play the SJW game that’s just how it is.

The Horrible injury to Gordon Haywood that ended his season is an important reminder of a basic fact.  Every single professional player is only one injury from being done, the SJW of the NFL whose avg career is the lowest in sports might want to keep that in mind.

Speaking of the NFL’s trouble, it’s a real opportunity for MLB.  No matter who wins game 7 tonight we are looking at an awesome World Series.  If there was ever a chance for the Major Leagues to get back on top, this is it.

No matter who wins in the AL I’ll be cheering for Dave Roberts Dodgers as I suspect every Red Sox Fan to remember our years in the wilderness that was ended thanks to his stolen base.

Finally I was disappointed that GWB, who was a much better president than he got credit, for decided to hit Trump when he was silent for 8 years as Obama messed up the country in ways it will take generations to repair.  However unlike a lot of others I’ll give him a pass for one reason.  President Trump made a fool out of his Brother and his family and for even the most decent God fearing man, that’s something you don’t easily forget.