Trump Takes Down Arrogant Media Elite
From Brexit to Trump
First we had Brexit. Now we have Trump. There is something going on that the liberal media elite cannot put its fingers on because they are so far removed from large swaths of the country it is covering. Out of touch only begins to describe it.
Long have the mainstream media, huddled up in New York City and Washington DC, dismissed the idea of nationalism - putting one’s country’s interests first and foremost and feeling proud about one’s country. With the latest developments in the United Kingdom and United States, the liberal media and the political establishments are now faced to deal with a changing landscape that runs contrary to their assumptions.
With the election of Donald Trump, America has decided to put itself first and settle for nothing less than what is best for the people. “America,” Trump stated in a post-election speech, “will no longer settle for anything less than the best.” But he would later cap it off, declaring, “We will always put America first.” This prioritizing of one’s own interests aligning with one’s country’s is not selfish as many on the left and in the media would have you believe. In fact, it is essential for many Americans who feel they have been overlooked by the media and underrepresented by its elected officials.
Today, we are seeing a widespread backlash against a political ruling class and a liberal media elite whose primary concerns comes nowhere near what everyday citizens are actually concerned about. Ordinary Americans care deeply about belonging to a community and having a real sense of culture held together by security within its borders. This is what nations are built upon. Americans are concerned about the economy, national security, and immigration. The mainstream media pushes stories regarding climate change or transgender issues, while ignoring what is on the minds of most citizens.
Instead, the media berates Republicans and a majority of Americans in desiring that citizenship in this country be sacred. Enforcing immigration law is not racist. Deporting illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds is not cruel. The European Union has tried the removal of borders. It doesn’t work. Opening up to millions of newcomers from all over the world erodes cultures and displaces many who liked they way things were. It creates conflict and even kills people in some cases.
The liberal utopia of open borders and an infinite and increasing amount of diversity is not something a majority of people want in this country. Elites on the coasts of the US do not have the same desires as the deep red middle of the country. People still love their country and their national identity is extremely important.
The Spin Continues
UK Prime Minister Theresa May put it best when she told her party conference last month that “If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere.” President Obama surely styled himself a “citizen of the world,” putting global needs and other countries’ needs above America’s. Deferring to global institutions instead of placing America’s interests as the primary driver in foreign affairs. This election was in many ways a referendum on the past eight years of Obama’s demeaning attitude toward conservatives and flailing foreign policy while running the country.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media continues to call Donald Trump’s victory a revelation of how racist the US still is. They call those who love their country and communities hate-filled bigots. This arrogant rhetoric by our newsmakers and reporters leads to overblown narratives that make people believe outlandish things. November 8th revealed that they really have no idea what they’re talking about and they are putting out distorted narratives in order to serve their slanted agenda.
The Guardian called the Brexit vote a win for “white supremacism.” President Obama dismissed the right half of the US when in 2009 he said, “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables.” At the end of the day, the left’s words will be soaked up by those on their side, dismissed by those on the other, and deciphered by those who search for nothing but the truth. Donald Trump won for a reason. He won because much of the country is sick and tired of being told they are racist for wanting a nation with borders. He won because his nationalist appeal was lapped up by Americans who have or are starting to realize that the liberal project is just not going to work. He won because Americans are fed up with the empty promises they have been fed by the same crooked politicians for so many years.
The arrogance of the media combined with the liberal leaning of its pundits disallowed them from accurately predicting the 2016 election. The media believed what they wanted to believe. They never thought Trump had a chance of winning. They never took him seriously. Since it was such a taboo to say or think that Donald had a chance, no one even got close to predicting that he would win. Yet, in many of the battleground states, Trump was still polling close enough that a drastic difference in turnout would be enough to put him over the top. Pundits saw Clinton’s 1.9 percentage point lead in Pennsylvania and considered that rock solid when it was really within the margin of error. They had undying faith in some kind of big blue firewall in the Midwest that turned out to be nonexistent.
It seems that many in the media came to a premature conclusion before considering all the possibilities and picked whatever statistics backed up their claims.
How much was the arrogant mainstream media to blame for Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton?
The Trump Takedown
With Trump’s victory, we have the defeat of the self-important media for now. But they will be back with their spin machine and their sights on President Donald Trump come early next year. The uproar of Trump’s appointment of Breitbart chief Steve Bannon is a sneak peak into the media’s playbook of painting the incoming administration as bigoted.
Trump’s supporters have been described as largely white and uneducated men. And racists, of course. Yet, after sifting through the post-election data, we see that Clinton won only a slight majority of women - 54 percent to Trump’s 42 percent, but, more telling is the fact that Clinton did not win a majority of white women voters; Trump did, with 53 percent. It seems Hillary couldn’t even win over the white suburban housewives.
Are the Democrats in trouble? Or was Hillary just a really bad candidate?
The Democrats stopped fighting for the working class toward the end of the 1970s when the party became increasingly dominated by academics. These overly educated intellectuals steered the party radically away from middle class economic issues and toward civil rights issues - fighting for minorities by promoting diversity and inclusion.
Most dangerously, this new left tried to install an international law that abolishes all countries’ borders so an “international community” could be established. Instead of ushering in an era of perfection, the real world has been in disarray with wars and refugees. France has suffered horrific terrorist attacks over the past couple years and nationalist leader Marine Le Pen is gaining traction in the polls. Germany reels from a string of deadly migrant-related incidents that is inciting a nationalist backlash. The globalist agenda must be rolled back.
Liberals’ number one way of dealing with those getting in the way of a borderless utopia is to demonize them as racists. They continue to paint the America first crowd as hateful to other people from other countries while spouting something about us being “a country of immigrants.” But this is just distorting the truth and distracting from the real issue. It seems the people are finally waking up to the fact that there is a war for information going on right now. They are looking to other sources than the mainstream media for their information. The reality is spun for political reasons on a daily basis. Thankfully, just 32 percent of Americans trust mass media to honestly report the news anymore. Amazingly, this same media is only just now waking up to how out of touch they are with the rest of the country. They probably cannot believe the Trump victory because they literally did not know one single Trump supporter.
The Propaganda and the Polls
I bought into the Clinton hype. I always felt Donald could win. But the barrage of information to the contrary was hard to ignore and going into a couple Tuesdays ago, I thought Clinton would close it out. But I always had hope America would make the right choice.
The polls are not predictors. They cannot predict the future. They only give glimpses, if that. In a way the polls pushed public opinion with the errant punditry on TV giving the illusion that Clinton’s “lead” was impenetrable. They ignored the thousands upon thousands showing up at Donald’s rallies as proof of his deep support. They shoved aside the fact that an anti-Washington wave was sweeping the nation and Clinton never stood a chance.
Many of us missed it. The Trump phenomenon is unpredictable. But let’s at least call it what it is. It is an anti-elite protest. A resurgence of patriotism. It is not the racists of America coming out to vote. It is definitely not a “whitelash” as CNN’s Van Jones called it.
They are detached from the rest of the country. Their life is nowhere near middle America’s life. Thank God for the electoral college.