I have lived through nearly 4,500 weeks in my life, and I have never seen a week like the one we just had. https://t.co/EVB3t09MAQ— Dan Rather (@DanRather) May 13, 2017
Just wait and see what happens next week, Danny.
This little caper the press tried to turn into an impeachment was a farce.
The press was so pathetically predictable as reporters tried to turn the firing of an FBI director into Watergate. They even trotted outed the molting John Dean to declare President Trump's actions worse than Watergate. The public doesn't care because Dean has said that about every Republican presidential "scandal" since Nixon.
The public does not care who the FBI director today just as it did not care in 1993 when Bill Clinton fired William Sessions. They come. They go. There will never be another J. Edgar Hoover, which is also a blessing, I suppose.
Good perspective that can otherwise be obscured by everything being cranked up to 11. https://t.co/jBwl98wtIZ pic.twitter.com/VOk1j8sPVQ— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) May 13, 2017
The press cares, which shows how out of touch the press is.
And irrelevant, because if the press is out of touch with the people, then the people are out of touch with the press. Newspaper advertising revenues have dropped by two-thirds in the last 15 years. Newspapers are the vanguard of the American news media, not television. Look how many stories the New York Times and the Washington Post generate, and yet we elected Trump despite their steady rain of stories condemning him as unfit for the job.
Next week will bring a new controversy manufactured by the press because this one failed.
It will fail too because nobody believes the press anymore -- at least no one in the majority that will re-elect Trump president in 2020.
Why should we?
Remember this Election Day report from Politico:
The polls have him down. The FBI cleared Hillary Clinton in her email scandal. And the early vote offers her promising signs.
It would take nothing short of a miracle for Donald Trump to convert his combustible campaign into a solid win, after having spent 17 months ripping apart the Republican Party and shocking America with his anarchic language, while also inspiring legions of voters who feel left behind by the economic recovery.
On November 8, 2016, the American people said, "Trump the Establishment!"
Now read the book that explains how and why the press missed this historic the election.
It is available on Kindle, and in paperback.
And then read the original, "Trump the Press," which chronicled and mocked how the media missed Trump's nomination.
It is available on Kindle, and in paperback
Autographed copies of both books are available by writing me at DonSurber@GMail.com
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