The Incredible Shrinking President
I watch and read various news and opinion sources. i.e. the NY Times, New York Post, Washington Post, Breitbart, AP online, The Guardian and many others. Some, I watch and read because I know it reflects my view of the world. Others, I read to get an opposing point of view. From what I read and see, it looks to me like the entire rational world is seeing trump for what he is. To find out what the irrational minority is fretting about, I watch Fox News Channel.
Fox uses two simple techniques, denial and changing the subject. That way, their viewers won’t have to deal with anything unpleasant about trump. There are some exceptions, though. Some of the channel’s junkyard dogs are mellowing a bit. Geraldo has become the voice of reason at times and Shep Smith and Brett Baier have always been professional journalists who eschew propaganda. Lately, though, some guests and consultants are straying from the reservation. I wonder if it represents the influence of Murdoch’s sons.
To understand why trump’s minions are still politically changing his diapers, all you have to do is watch any of the Fox opinion-saturated shows. It’s comical in it’s stupidity, but I like to know what’s going on in the brain of your average trump supporter. Should I accidentally get in a political conversation with a trump sniffer, I need to know what to expect.