Is the Media Tide
The media I
think is finally getting tired of distorting facts and telling if not lies,
then obvious reincarnations of the truth as they see it. Well one truth they see and have to pay attention
to is the public buying of their product and the merchandise it sells.
The media has been losing readership and advertising
money badly for quite a while now.
Perhaps they see the writing on the wall. Perhaps they are tired of swimming against
the tide. Perhaps they realize that swimming
against the tide while sounding heroic among their peers is not in itself a
I had talked
about the Boeing deal and Trump’s tweet yesterday and low and behold Jake Novak
wrote an article for of all people CNBC titled “Trump’s Air Force One tweet was
a brilliant move.”
Just the title alone
was a shocker, there was no question mark after the title. When I read it I was amazed to see the good
things the article said about Trump and his negotiating skills and use of
Twitter. However as I read near the end
they put in the obligatory part about how he is an ego driven person and what
he does is all about building his brand.
don’t get it about Trump’s main goal is doing what is good for America. That to him is a goal onto itself. They are so used to
politicians being mired in the swamp of corruption and self-interest that they
have fallen into and sometimes married into that swamp themselves. Perhaps they are just being ignorant of what their main goal should be -- telling the truth, and that there are still People hat sometimes do
things because it is right to do. Anyway
here is the link, decide for yourself if I’m judging this right
another piece about someone else from the media that may be “turning”. Barry Diller says of Trump Presidency that it is a
He sure is
making nice, but I remember in October he said "The idea that clown, bad
clown, could actually be president of the United States, it just insults all of
us,”. He was talking of Donald
Trump. He was a backer of Hillary
Clinton. Funny how people change over a
couple of months. I would suppose that
Trump could easily say “Who Cares”.
I’m going to
start keeping track of Jake Novak of CNBC he at least seems willing to look at
facts. He thought Trump would win the
primary battle then lose to Hillary in the general election. Mr Novak then just before the election changed
his mind by looking at the facts and said Trump’s chances of winning looked
pretty decent. The article about it
however wouldn’t admit anything other than it was because Trump was better at
packaging his brand than Hillary. But
then again how many liberals even after the election admitted “I was
wrong”? I guess Mr. Novak doesn’t need a
crying towel or crayons.
another article by Novak titled “Obamacare can’t cure ‘stupidity’ in the
It is in
this article written in September 2 months before the election that I find
common sense and fairness. He blames everyone for the Obamacare mess. Liberals as well as “…stupid "experts," and even regular – but stupid -
Wow a CNBC journalist
calling the American public stupid. I
give him credit. He may be overstating it
but this is an article that takes up the politically untouchable, the
responsibility of those in a Representative Democracy. He says it might actually be the public’s
fault because they picked by voting or by default through not voting, people that created
the mess we are in and I’m not just talking Obamacare. I’m also calling it lazy or the Biblical term
slothful. Or in the more American
form. Which even "stupid" Americans can understand “Stupid is as Stupid Does.”
goes on to the Stupid Politicians such as Republicans John Katko, Bob Dold, and
Bruce Poliquin who backed down on the House vote to scrap Obamacare. Their excuse was that there wasn’t a viable
alternative. Novak’s article calls that
stupid again I call that slothful. It was
their job to find an alternative.
On behalf of
the Trump team, here is a good article showing that they aren’t slothful.
written by Jake Novak for CNBC. It is
titled “Trump's 'secret weapon' in the Obamacare wars”
written a couple months later and shows how he is expanding on one of the keys
to Conservative politics, the responsibility of the voters in our form of
This is a quote to that
affect from the article. “Telling the
public they should take more responsibility for their own health won't win a
guy a lot of votes. But Price's push to provide people with more tax credits
and increase health care savings account maximums is exactly the kind of thing
that properly rewards people for acting more responsibly.” Dr. Tom Price is Trump's pick to head the Department that will figure out what to do about Obamacare.
I would add, while telling them to take responsibility for their own affairs won’t win many
votes, telling them and believing they are smart enough and trusted enough to do that might win them all over. It is and always has been about trust working both ways, feeding off each other back and forth each gaining in the exchange like the great steam engines of old slowly at first then gathering momentum the Trump Train is getting ready to leave the station.
I watched a
History Channel documentary on Theodore Roosevelt and in it they talked about
how and why the men under his command on the charge up San Juan Hill and his
political life in general trusted and followed him. It was a simple trust thing. Instead of saying “Charge” he said “Follow
Me” and they did and they won. He trusted them and they trusted him.
Like I never
get tired of saying, people follow those they trust, and the leaders earn their
trust by trusting them back.
brought to my attention the possibilities of someone already on the Trump
transition team. James Higbee an
anti-trust lawyer from the Bush team. Novak
was fair to point out that the Bush team was lenient of large mergers. But he pointed out the side of Higbee he
hoped would prevail and that was he would fight against the real culprit of the
continuing increase of health care costs which was the main prompter of Obamacare
– the hospitals. They were becoming a
monopoly and Obamacare just sped up the process.
Higbee will be working with and under Jeff Sessions Trump's pick for Attorney General at the Justice Department.
rightly pointed out that President Obama’s refusal to open that can of worms
was The Affordable Care Acts undoing.
Will Trump along with his crew at Justice become a Teddy Roosevelt type
of “Trust Buster”?
I’m hoping for the best and will try to not be slothful in my responsibility to
support the one that if fighting for me.
President Elect Donald Trump.
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