Mainstream Media in the Age of trump


#1306

“Good faith negotiations” Hahahahaha


#1307

QFMFT


#1308

… and it’s not quite as cool as we thought it would be.


#1309

I still try to talk people into playing Illuminati with me, its just hard to convince newcomers that these little cards can be fun.

I wish they’d add Expansion 2 and 3 to the list of available games. I’d probably go with the “choose 4 sets” option at that point just to get new cards.


#1310

The National Enquirer is a gossip rag. Heck yeah, they’ll care! For them, this is a golden age.


#1311

Nicolle finished with a zinger today
“Mike Flynn: target for blackmail, Jeff Bezos: not. Maybe you should hire the ‘best people’ Mr. President.”


#1312

Jeebus, can you imagine the scandal if elements of the NSA were prompted by the Administration to get those texts and pics?


#1313

Seriously. Not that there’s any current evidence of that, but this is what I’ve been arguing about with my friend ever since the Patriot Act. He’s your stereotype “I don’t care if the government wastes their time spying on me, I’m not doing anything interesting”. I have to keep explaining it’s not him he should be worried about, but blackmail of important people, political opponents, opposition groups, etc. So frustrating.


#1314

I have a dream. That Bezos owns AMI at the end of this and then legally owns all the stories Trump had them keep hidden for him. Paying for abortions and the like. Then Jeff releases them all to everyone.

Then he fires every single person at every company they own and has the buildings torn down.


#1315

…and @ArmandoPenblade shits on the rubble.


#1316

A glorious dream, indeed.


#1317

So you want Bezos to act like Mitt Romney. (not that I’m saying I wouldn’t enjoy that scenario myself…)


#1318

Let’s be honest, he already does. I’d just like him to swing that power at someone deserving.


#1319

Whatever you might think of the NYC Amazon deal and its end, blaming AOC is, well, stupid.



#1320

I don’t know about blame but she’s seems somewhat vocal in support of the failure:

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised citizen activists for helping to thwart Amazon’s plans to build a headquarters in New York City, declaring victory after the company announced it was scrapping its plans Thursday.

“I think it’s incredible. I mean, it shows that everyday Americans still have the power to organize and fight for their communities and they can have more say in this country than the richest man in the world,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Capitol Hill, referring to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

She’s praising activism more than anything else but it easily comes off as celebrating Amazon moving out. The media doesn’t have to spin that hard to portray her as “celebrating” the change. Based on the GND, she might run into the similar paralysis Democrats often have with their message, in that they can’t control it when it’s a bigger message.


#1321

Regardless of her reaction she doesn’t own Amazon’s decision, nor does she own the media’s insistence on turning her into the socialist demon that will be the downfall of the American empire. I mean, she’s a freshman congresswoman from NY. There are 564 other members in Congress; it’s seriously weird how the beltway pundits are reacting to her.

Compare that coverage to this analyst from CNN (I’m shocked too) that frames it in a much more level headed manner:


#1322

Did you mean to write “Congress” up there, regarding the number of members?


#1323

Thanks, yeah hasty writing.


#1324

Oh yeah, the media’s obsession with her is something else. They just want another Trump, keep things spinning so they chose her as the next exciting thing they can talk about all the damn time.


#1325

NYC basically punched themselves in the dick.