by Scott Creighton
When the establishment doesn’t want you to run for office, they don’t let you on the debate stage. In the case of Donald Trump, if he isn’t going to show up, they cancel the debate.
When the establishment doesn’t want you to run for office, they don’t let the MSM cover your campaign. Not a peep. Just ask Ralph Nader. Just ask Jill Stein. If you don’t know who she is, that’s my point.
(Just imagine a world in which Bernie Sanders loses the race for the nomination and then turns around and throws his support behind Jill’s candidacy. You have to imagine that world, because you’re not going to get it. One of these days very soon you will see Bernie on a stage standing next to Killary raising her hand with his while you throw-up on your coffee table)
In the case of Donald Trump, the MSM not only covers his campaign, but they cover everything else he does, morning til midnight, and they talk about him endlessly.
The New York Times did a study of Earned Vs. Paid advertising during the current primary season and what they found was pretty obvious: the MSM has been giving The Donald vastly more attention than any other candidate. And as we know, during an election cycle, attention from the MSM equals votes. I don’t care if it’s bad attention or not. As you know, even bad press is good press at a time like this because name recognition is the key to winning primaries and presidencies.
And The Donald himself laughed at his own supporters one day saying he could go out on 5th Ave. and shoot someone and they would STILL vote for him.
So bad press doesn’t matter. It still provides Trump with name recognition and votes and the people who run these networks understand that better than any of us. So why do they do it and doesn’t that make Donald Trump the establishment candidate if the establishment corporate press talks about nothing else?
When it comes to paid advertising, Bush, Kasich, Christie and Rubio have all outspent Donald Trump… and we see where they are.
Now lets look at what the New York Times discovered about the “earned media attention” The Donald received:
What does “earned media” mean?
Over at the New York Times they seem to suggest The Donald is just “better” at getting the press to talk about him and he does it via a number of ways, usually involving saying something outrageous that gives the bored media talking heads something to sound indignant about while they are trying to fill their 24 hour news cycles.
Well, that’s just ridiculous.
I’ve said all along that The Donald’s job was to deflect attention away from the “serious” candidates of the Republican Party (namely Jeb Bush) so Jeb (or whomever else) could skate to the nomination without suffering too much damage while also serving as a boogieman foil for the Hillary campaign as in “you had better vote for the lesser of two evils, or ELSE you get The Donald”
Keep in mind, none of that works without the MSM turning The Donald into Freddie Kruger which they do non-stop.
So the question is: is the attention they give him “earned” by Trump or was it part of the establishment plan all along? And frankly I think the answer is obvious.
I will put money right now on the fact that if you turn on Fox “News”, CNN and MSNBC , two or three of them are talking about Donald Trump. Nothing else. Not Greater Kurdistan. Not the shrinking economy. They’re talking about Donald Trump. And if they are talking to another candidate, they’re asking him or her about… Donald Trump.
Let’s put that into context.
Go back to the Summer of 2002, the Fall of 2002 and the Spring of 2003 and those same networks were doing the same thing, only back then, they were talking about weapons of mass destruction or Yellow Cake from Niger or Saddam harboring the 9/11 perpetrators. It was EVERYWHERE and ALWAYS on these networks… just like Donald Trump is now.
Go back to the Summer of 2008 when these same networks were constantly fear-mongering about the collapse of Wall Street and the doom and gloom scenario if congress didn’t vote to give the banksters a multi-trillion dollar TARP bailout (yes, it turned into a multi-trillion dollar bailout which continues to this day). They were all saying the same things, all the time. Just like they are doing now with Donald Trump.
And of course you have 9/11 when as the buildings were smoldering and still standing, these same damn “news” networks were already saying it was definitely bin Laden who attacked us when they NEVER had any substantial proof of that claim, even to this very day. But they all told the same story… just like… well, you get it.
That’s how the establishment works. When they have an agenda, they scatter it across both party’s media platforms endlessly. That way they achieve “bipartisan” consensus (Washington Consensus?) for whatever ESTABLISHMENT goal they have in mind.
And what do we see here? The Donald being “feared” by Democrats and Republicans alike while his numbers remain pretty consistent in the voting (thanks to electronic voting machine rigging perhaps?)
So my question is simple: if CNN, MSNBC and Fox “News” have ALL become the “All Trump All the Time” networks, how is he not the establishment candidate?
Now last night, in response to this New York Times article, Carly Fiorina was talking to the CIA’s Mockingbird, Anderson Cooper and she was saying the MSM had made Trump what he is. Anderson tried to negate her statement by saying the Fiorina campaign had to back out of a couple CNN interviews in the past as if the ONLY coverage they give Trump is “interviews”. Carly, to her credit, didn’t let him get away with that obfuscation. She said occasionally they had prior commitments and couldn’t go on the air, but that hardly explains the VAST discrepancy in the “earned” media coverage CNN has been giving The Donald. Anderson promptly ended the interview right then while Carly looked at him with surprise.
Can’t let someone say the establishment media made the “anti-establishment” boogeyman, now can we?
Truth is, The Donald is the establishment candidate not because they want him to win… but because they want him to demolish the democratic process itself. That’s why they give him all the coverage. They want Republicans to be disgusted with the upcoming elections and when Bernie turns on his followers and puts his support behind Hillary, the same thing will happen with the Democrats (that’s why Hillary’s investigation is still ongoing)
I don’t think either Trump or Clinton will be the next president. Either they will usurp The Donald in a brokered convention installing a “responsible” candidate like Rubio or Bush to run in the general election (followed by the “riots” they are all talking about today) or these two will run against a third party insert like Mayor for Life, Billionaire Bloomberg for example, who will “win” the votes due to him not being either of these two super freaks.
My neighbor and I were just talking. He’s a Republican and says he will vote 3rd Party if the choices are The Donald and Killary. I’m sure he’s not alone.
Anyway, that’s just my opinion and I could be wrong. The Donald could be the foil to get Killary “elected”. You never know.
But in the end, none of that really matters. When you look at it in terms of the history of the MSM getting together to take the same position on a subject and then run it into the ground like there is no tomorrow, it’s hard to come to any other conclusion other than the fact that Donald Trump is the establishment candidate.
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