The poor major media had egg all over their face repeatedly this week in their hysterical hatefest on President Trump.
It began with the usual coordinated attacks from every major media outlet, all spewing the same message of how President Trump is a horrible human being today. This is all very lazy. There's no effort whatsoever required to write these storylines. Just look at whatever the President is doing, consult colleagues at all the other major news outfits (I'm sure they've got something set up like the Journo-List they had a few years ago, before somebody let that cat out of the bag), get the talking points they're supposed to push about how he's incompetent or dangerous or stupid or hated by everyone, etc. And then just have your talking head say the exact, identical things the talking heads are saying on all the other major media, feel smug and call it a day. Easy peezy.
Monday was Christmas Eve, so the media all decided to go into the holiday by bashing President Trump for not visiting U.S. troops stationed overseas. As if the media cared about troops. That began a dizzying back-and-forth where the media spent the next 72 hours chasing their tail trying to insult and criticize the President, but looking foolish over and over.
I'd like to credit President Trump for outmaneuvering the media - yet again, but I honestly think the egg on their face was more a result of their mindless hate of the man. It's as if they've been driven insane with jealousy and rage, to the point they can't even view their own crazy reporting through any kind of rational lens. Trump Derangement Syndrome is a very real phenomenon. And it doesn't help that, not only is it a very fashionable mental disorder to have, it's sufferers tend to cluster together and only work, live and socialize with others suffering from the same illness. Anytime they come in contact with someone not afflicted with TDS, they label such rational worldview as "hate speech" and make sure to ban that person from speaking. They also believe everyone outside their cocoon must also have TDS. This is how the entire American journalism and political establishment could say with such confidence as late as mid-evening on election night that Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election in a massive landslide. In the warped reality inhabited by these poor souls, that was true. It just wasn't true in the real world. Just like their reporting on everything since Donald Trump was elected.
It's this clash of the real world with the fantasy world where leftists live that drives them more insane than ever. When their smug disdain for those of us outside their privileged circle of special people smashes into reality and they're forced to face the fact they were wrong about something or they're not as smart as they pretended to be, they come completely unglued and lash out. This is the insanity they've lived in since June 2015 when the media began noticing they can't destroy Donald Trump the way they did all the cuck Republicans since Ronald Reagan. And their derangement went nuclear after Election Day in 2016.
Here's a list of the actual media narratives from this week, beginning on Monday, Christmas Eve:
The allegations the President had politicized his visit to troops was completely false. Most disappointing are the former high-ranking military retirees who went on record suggesting the troops violated rules on political conduct. Speaking as someone with a professional background as a military attorney on this very topic, it is nowhere near prohibited conduct. Identical visits by George Bush, George W. Bush or Obama were never a problem. I don't recall Clinton ever being in a situation like this, but it wouldn't have been an issue there, either. While it's bad for a media member to put out patently false information, it's far worse for retired military officers to give quotes demonstrating they either have absolutely no idea what they're talking about or they're just so full of hate at this President they're willing to say things they know to be false just to help his political enemies score a point. I was pleased at the coordinated Department of Defense response from legal and public affairs channels to publicly quash the absurd storyline about troops violating the law by having a hat signed. Just one more example of how shameful left and their media is.
The worst example of these leftist media rodents this week was CNN's Jennifer Epstein. She seemed giddy at the prospect of getting American troops in trouble for being excited to see the President. She stalked around the bases visited by the President and photographed troops for her angle they were committing a crime.
Imagine being a U.S. service member overseas. The President of the United States comes to visit on Christmas Day. With him is a gaggle of media who hates him and they hate you for not hating him like they do. Instead of reporting on the visit for the folks back home, they spend their effort intentionally trying to catch a photo of you to use for their narrative you're a criminal and to get you in trouble.
Such is life with a media suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.