Steve matey, don’t feed ’em

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s combative chief strategist, said his administration considered the media to be America’s real “opposition party”.

In a rare interview with the New York Times, Mr Bannon said: “You’re the opposition party. Not the Democratic Party. The media is the opposition party.

That’s what they already believe anyway.

And until you’ve worked with some US media types you never do quite get it. They, entirely seriously, consider themselves the Guardians of the Republic, the protectors of all that is good and holy. The problem with this being that they never do manage to see the beams in their own eyes. The American press is very much more left wing than the country as a whole, hugely, vastly, D rather than R. Thus their ideas of what are good and or holy, need defending, are rather different than the norm.

Hey, maybe they’re even right in all of that, but they’re not representative.

To give an example, black lives matter and all lives matter. Someone who says the latter is not going to get the same sort of hearing as someone who says the former.

7 comments on “Steve matey, don’t feed ’em

  1. They, entirely seriously, consider themselves the Guardians of the Republic, the protectors of all that is good and holy.

    You should listen to CNN. They have really gone off the deep end. They give every impression of being seconds away from breaking out in hysterical tears.

    I like this new Administration. Bannon ought to tell it like it is. If only someone in Thatcher’s administration had the guts to tell the BBC that they were the problem. Because they were. And are.

  2. To paraphrase Yes, Minister!

    The Dems are the Government in waiting, the MSM is the enemy.

  3. In the MSM Trump is battling a man already bleeding to death. He needs to stay cool, keep jabbing, keep provoking the kind of lunacy they are now into.

    Trying to use the power of the state against them head on is a bad idea. Keep bypassing them and dissing them. Keep them spluttering with outrage in between coughing up their lifeblood.

  4. Trying to use the power of the state against them head on is a bad idea. Keep bypassing them and dissing them. Keep them spluttering with outrage in between coughing up their lifeblood.

    +1

    The lower lippy resentment and the tantrums… maybe some perspective might creep in?

    The evidence is however – that they have been so addicted to a diet of circle jerk and ideological self indulgence for so long that they have forgotten their raison d’etre and lost pretty much any grasp of reality / perspective. Delingpole’s “wankerati” is close but fails to capture the aggression.

    Do they review their position? …. nope – they double down.

    This critique of CNN by an ex-White House correspondent is noteworthy in that he has to be an “ex” to challenge what looks like morbidly constipated corporate dogma.

  5. Contrast Scott Adams insight with the Fake News Media:

    ‘Most Read from The Washington Post: The leaks coming out of the Trump White House cast the president as a clueless child’

    The opposition party continues to immolate itself. Part of me wishes Bannon would be quiet, and let the fires burn. But, realistically, the Fake News Media won’t get it. So it’s kind of fun to watch.

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