We’re now into more than a year of the Trump presidency and CNN just won’t let up trying to destroy him. I had thought that maybe after the “Russian collusion” investigation, which turned out to be nothing, they would let up and go on like every other news organization, except maybe the New York Times, and just report the news objectively and fairly and give Trump a chance.
But then it occurred to me. CNN is not about fair, objective, reasoned news, which the television news business has been about going back to the early days of Walter Cronkite, who used to sign off by saying, “And that’s the way it is,” so we could peacefully go off to bed.
No, CNN is about destroying and demonizing Trump, coming up daily with the most idiotic, moronic stories to suggest there is chaos in the Trump White House.
Like today, the headlines on their website and from their shaming talking heads in their newsroom blared:
• Revelations about Trump’s inner circle suggest this is a pivotal moment in the West Wing
• Analysis: Kushner’s fall from Secretary of Everything to
• Opinion: Kushner’s problems are only just beginning
• Toobin: Trump’s son-in-law is definition of security risk
• Mueller probes Trump’s Russian business deals before campaign
• Trump again calls out Sessions
• Hope Hicks admits to white lies for Trump
• Analysis: Those fibs could be an issue for her
At first, right after the election, I thought that CNN, which was built into the leading television news source with great help by the Obama Administration, would, like our former President Hope and Change, step back and at least give Trump a chance to run the country, since he won the election fair and square. But that didn’t happen, and still hasn’t, and won’t.
Then I remembered why. Our former President Diversity was schooled in his youth by the rules of his idol, community organizer Saul Alinsky, and if you look behind the great smile and stirring speeches, has based his entire career on Saul’s Rules for Radicals, “to rub raw the sores of discontent,” and organize people for “radical social change.” Barack has passed those rules on to CNN, which has faithlessly and mindlessly applied them to Trump, who has become the “enemy” in Alinsky parlance, and must be brought down because Barack’s and CNN’s candidate Hillary lost.
Those Rules include:
No. 3 – “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
No. 5 – Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon – There’s no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
No. 8 – Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something else.
No. 10 – If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive
No. 12 – Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
Welcome to the world of Alinsky journalism as practiced by CNN, and Barack Obama, because Barack has not wandered off into the sunset to play golf. He’s still in the back ground community organizing with CNN.
On today’s CNN website, at the bottom of the Trump bashing headlines, was one that read:
Obama: We didn’t have an embarrassing scandal. If you clicked on the link up came a photograph of our former Leader of the Free World, chin up, looking off soulfully into the distance the way he used to when he talked of Hope and Change.
In his rule No. 11, Saul had also said: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
So Barack is our solution, offered up by CNN, with his resolute chin and claims “we never had a scandal.” No mention of all the Alinsky chaos stirred up during his presidency, from demonizing white cops with videos on the news shooting or arresting black kids coming into our homes every night; forcing transgender bathrooms on public schools, having to explain to our children what a transgender was; night after night chaos broadcast into our living rooms and bars from the middle east with no sense of context; watching our national debt climb to a crushing $20 million and only lousy, low wage jobs being created; allowing transgenders into the military so they could get free surgery to lop the thing off; writing more government regulations into our lives than any other President, further complicating our already complicated, stress filled lives.
We’re also starting to see — no thanks to CNN — that Barack and his people were involved with Hillary in possibly corrupting the FBI and Justice Department to help Hillary’s campaign. He also sent people to Israel to help defeat Benjamin Netanyahu, and sent American money to the Balkins to influence elections, including having Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals translated into Macedonian. He flooded our borders with many member of MS13 mafia gang from Central America, who have committed more than 120 murders, and hiding in our cities under sanctuary status mixed with innocent DACA children. He sent guns to Mexican drug cartels in Operation Fast and Furious. He helped send money to Iran and Palestine, with no conditions preventing that money from going to terrorist organizations. And who knows what else.
No, CNN, I don’t want Barack back, no matter how stirring the photo of him looking resolutely into the distance, with the caption: “President Barack Obama, speaking off-the-record, talked about the drama-free nature of his White House and said it was a “low bar” now to avoid embarrassing scandals.”
And yes, Barack is still in the Alinsky game. I guess he was just getting depressed by his golf.
One thing we might hope for, since CNN will likely not let up on Trump, is that people will get so nauseated by the negative Trump bashing that they will just turn off the television, preferring not to get informed and nauseated by Alinsky journalism. Or maybe, as Saul had said in Rule No. 10 – violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
Maybe with all the verbal garbage emanating from CNN demonizing Trump, which started out trying to make him look like the bad guy, maybe all the shaming negativity, day after day, night after night, will turn him in our eyes into the underdog being kicked mindlessly by the mean, shamig heads at CNN.
Maybe the time has come to root for the real underdog.