Friday, 27 January 2017

counting on them to do their job

Donald Trump does not have the maturity and disposition that a President of such a large nation requires; come to think of it neither does Vladimir Putin.

I used to think that the United States was above electing such unqualified candidates but then here we are and it has culminated in a man child president who jousts with the media over crowd size. You would show him a picture of his inauguration attendance compared to Obama’s and he would tell you the photo was doctored or that terrorists from Mexico kept the crowds away.

This is not a mature man and considering his age all the more surprising.

I believe that getting what you want your whole life and having sycophants nod in agreement to your every pronouncement breeds this kind of psychopathy. At this juncture in a life it cannot be undone which would be fine if he didn’t have the nuclear codes at his fingertips. By this reality we are all held hostage to a man who lives by “alternative facts”.

The media must hold such an attitude accountable and not state that “Trump said this....” but rather state clearly that it is a falsehood.

It’s all well and good to have alternative media that champions it’s own side but the mainstream media needs to put on its big boy pants and start doing it’s job because the United States doesn't want to model itself after Russia where press conferences are nothing more than soliloquies from a man who has declared himself emperor.

Sean Spicer has the unenviable task of spinning these absurdities while trying not to appear imbecilic in front of the American press corps. The job of soft-peddling the pronouncements of his petulant and thin-skinned boss is something you couldn't pay me enough to do. My self respect is worth much more than that.

I might also suggest that instead of listening to chief strategist and Alt-right Rottweiler Steve Bannon who should keep his own mouth shut, the media should doggedly insistent on truth telling as the White House paints them as liars as a counter attack to Trump's conflict with the truth.

6 comments:

  1. Whine, whine, whine. Would you like some cheese to go with your endless whining.ROFLMAO

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  2. At least someone finds this cabal amusing. Unfortunately I don't...

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  3. I am with you on this Joanna. The person now occupying the White House is truly scary, especially given the people that he surrounds himself with. He has no conception of our Constitutional guarantees and protections nor does he want to familiarize himself with them. He rather spend his time attacking people on twitter on matters that have nothing to do with running the Country. The scariest part is that his supporters are just like him. Rather than rationally discuss issues, they do what he does: resort to name calling and childish responses. It is so sad that this exists in our Country.

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  4. I have zero sympathy for Sean Spicer. He knew what he was getting into and chose to do the job. My sense from watching him is that he's as sold on Trump's nonsense as Trump and all of his cronies are.

    Regarding Bannon: As far as I can tell the media is far from backing off. His and Trump's taunts are only increasing the media's focus on showing the world what is really going on, and they are mincing their language. The media is performing an even more important role now than ever.

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    1. I meant to say that the media is *not* mincing their language!

      But I do agree with Joanna that the potential for huge damage is there. I'm hoping more than ever that our system of checks and balances, as well as common sense and sense of future, is going to emerge for our legislatures, courts, and other politicos.

      Did you see Jerry Brown's speech last week? Wow! Awesome! I'm proud to have him as our governor.

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  5. Kristina/Emma I am hoping that the damage to your country is minimal but the potential is most certainly there...

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