‘This liberal press nonsense about Trump being an ‘outsider’ shows how out of touch they are. No wonder they didn’t see a Trump victory looming.’
This liberal press nonsense about Trump being an ‘outsider’ shows how out of touch they are. No wonder they didn’t see a Trump victory looming. Trump is not an ‘outsider’ he is as much part of the elite with as much access to media and money as any player in the American political landscape. Some of his success was driven by a self-censoring and adoring media — not naming in any particular order, CNN and Fox. This came on top of the enormous leverage of the hit TV show ‘The Apprentice’ financed by none other than Trump Productions (with producer partner Mark Burnett Productions) and MGM Television. Hardly light-weights in the media world. Certainly not the stuff an outsider would have access to.
Then there’s the Trump billions. I suppose a billion dollar legacy doesn’t make any difference to the fantasy. But these banal fictions are part of the personality cult that greased the Trump rise to power. Oh, for sure there’s something to the idea of a ‘protest vote’ – but protest against what? Like the Brexit brigade not a movement so much as a vast, angry and socially clueless disconnected mob. Trump’s popularity among angry-frightened white men looking to strike out is hardly surprising. This is a group who love to advertise themselves as victims – usually of something formless and threatening, whether it’s ‘political correctness gone mad’ or Black Lives Matter – so this ‘outsider’ nonsense plays well with them.
This outburst was partly in response to the article: Considering what America’s choice of Donald Trump really means By Marc Fisher in The Washington Post