Seeing the world differently

Yesterday, Donald Trump provided a short notice press conference. It lasted for just over an hour. For the bulk of the time, Trump lambasted the news media. He told CNN's Acosta that he was no longer calling CNN fake news, he was now calling it "very fake news." He told the world that the so called journalists were the most dishonest people in the world.

 

The corporate news media were not impressed. France 24 described Trump as unhinged. The Guardian asserted that the press conference was a freak show. Talking head after talking head has characterised Trump as crazy. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough joined in the mockery and insults, claiming it was the most chaotic and disorganised press conference in history. He accused Trump of living in an alternative reality, of just making stuff up, of making verifiably false claims.

 

However, Trump's supporters obviously see the world differently. They loved it. What they saw was Trump calling out the fakestream media for their dishonesty and hatred. As far as his supporters are concerned, Trump was simply telling the truth: the corporate media are engaged in anti-Trump propaganda; they are engaged in a campaign against him and his presidency.

 

This is a case of people looking at exactly the same phenomena and seeing completely different realities. There really is no way the two sides can agree here. The corporate media are as committed to their reality as Trump's supporters are to theirs. However, they cannot both be right: there is only one reality. So how can we tell who (if anyone - as both sides could be wrong) is right?

 

Well one clue is the corporate news media knew that Trump could not win. His election seriously hurt their egos. His victory threatened their sense of how smart they are. That is not something anyone likes. So seeing Trump as a monster that they can morally attack is a useful defence mechanism. Indeed, Jeff Zucker has claimed that CNN's opposition to Trump is good for his journalists' morale and they are working harder than ever.

 

Another clue is the corporate news media saw something that millions and millions of other people could not see. Being able to see things that are invisible to others is usually a sign, not of perspicuity, but hallucination. And the people who could not see a ranting and raving, chaotic and delusional Trump are precisely the ones who wanted him to win. For them his victory reinforced their egos, their sense that they are smart. They, therefore, have no need to resort to defence mechanisms when he think about Trump.

 

The so called journalists are delusional.

 

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Comments (34)

  1. fuall

    “Jeff Zucker has claimed that CNN’s opposition to Trump is good for his journalists’ morale and they are working harder than ever”…at being complete, biased assholes without a shred of integrity or professionalism.

    Although, he himself undercuts his message and the impact by saying demonstrably false things for them (MSM) to latch onto. [Less is more Donald!]

    February 17, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      What false things!?

      February 17, 2017
      1. fuall

        Claimed the “biggest electoral victory since Ronald Reagan” which isn’t even close to being true. And it’s such a stupid little thing to have thrown out there knowing the media would be all over it, despite the triviality. [Foot, meet bullet!]

        February 17, 2017
        1. wirelessguru1

          I think he meant for Republicans!
          I don’t know if the Bushes got any more electoral votes than Trump!!!

          February 17, 2017
          1. fuall

            Still not true. Every POTUS since Nixon except Carter and Bushtard the Younger had larger electoral victories.

            February 17, 2017
          2. fuall

            https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/votes/index.html

            And he did not qualify his statement and say for Republicans.

            February 17, 2017
            1. wirelessguru1

              He usually does not qualify his statements.
              That’s how he talks and the majority of the working people (The 99%) like it that way.

              February 17, 2017
  2. wirelessguru1

    YES. The lousy PC mass media (MSM) is indeed delusional, so of course they see imaginary things that are not real. LOL!!!

    February 17, 2017
  3. belladora

    “However, Trump’s supporters obviously see the world differently.” Says it all. It was interesting and entertaining.

    February 17, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      Of course the people (99%) see the world differently than the ruling elites (1%)! Duh!

      February 17, 2017
  4. morningafter7

    I watched it and thought Trump was in complete control and didn’t see the so-called “chaos” at all. He totally took control. CNN and others are latching on to ANYTHING they can – the smallest, most trivial things – to try to make Trump look bad. It only makes them look dumb and dumber.

    February 17, 2017
    1. EyeVey

      Exactly! It’s pretty clear what the obviously biased media is doing. Trump got them by the short hairs! What a blast to watch!

      February 17, 2017
      1. morningafter7

        It is! About freaking time, too!! He’s exposed them.

        February 17, 2017
        1. EyeVey

          Many of us have known this for years. Back in the 80’s we used to discuss what the media was doing and why. That it’s finally truly out there, maybe the backlash will bring about the infusion of integrity. We can hope!

          February 17, 2017
          1. morningafter7

            Yes we can. At the very least, people need to question what they see and hear rather than blindly following and believing things.

            February 17, 2017
            1. EyeVey

              The fake news exposures are helping! Gotta love it!

              February 17, 2017
    2. wirelessguru1

      Here’s what Trump and America is fighting!

      February 17, 2017
      1. morningafter7

        Yep – some things never change – it’s just if they can get someone to play their game or not. Trump is OR NOT (because he’s got his own money, haha!)

        February 17, 2017
        1. wirelessguru1

          Many things are changing now…

          February 17, 2017
          1. morningafter7

            Yes, finally and thankfully!

            February 17, 2017
  5. fuall

    Even PBS has fallen prey to lower standards in the absence of their one, true legitimate journalist, Gwen Ifil. Even when not outright in-your-face, overt bias, there is the constant barrage of subliminal bias. PBS last week was talking about possible replacements for Gen. Flynn, and brought up Gen. Patreus. They could have chosen to either omit the scandalous part of his recent personal history, or at least portray it accurately, but chose instead to go with the most salacious version possible, stating that he was on probation for passing state secrets to his “mistress.” This calls to mind an image of an idiot sharing pillow talk with a less than savory “tart” of a woman. The reality was that he gave too much detail to his biographer, said “mistress”, during interviews for his book, with whom it was later revealed he had been involved in an intimate relationship.
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    These so-called (or self-called) “journalists” know exactly what they’re doing, despite any claims to the contrary. These are paid wordsmiths that know exactly how to shape a visual narrative through the written word and how to manipulate the most basic facts and information to create anything they want us to believe. The public has become too reliant on these entertainment outlets to be able to discern the difference between reality and pure bullshit.

    February 17, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      This is exactly why Trump’s direct talk and in your face is so refreshing to the majority of US Americans.
      Even people that did not vote for Trump are finally starting to pay attention to what he says and less attention to the press (fake news).
      Trump is now over 55% in terms of approval ratings and the press has less than 39%…

      February 17, 2017
      1. fuall

        Yeah, I was surprised the media approval was so high when I looked it up yesterday. I was pretty sure I was going to see something between 25-30%. (They’re probably lying about that too! lol!)

        February 17, 2017
        1. wirelessguru1

          Don’t worry, the media approval will continue to go down and down for these next 8 years as Trump continues to beat them down. They are fighting a losing battle against a true master…

          February 17, 2017
        2. stevehayes13

          This gallup poll has the number at 32% (and I suspect that’s an over estimate).

          http://www.gallup.com/poll/195542/americans-trust-mass-media-sinks-new-low.aspx

          February 18, 2017
      2. fuall

        That Gallup survey they are all quoting had a whopping 1,026 participants via cell phone (60%) and land line (40%) members of the public over 18 yoa. Hardly representative of the US population to say the least.

        February 17, 2017
        1. wirelessguru1

          Well, I take all of their silly surveys with a grain of salt. I rely on higher intelligence and direct access to true knowledge and data…

          February 17, 2017
  6. fuall

    The AP is apparently heading for a fake news shitstorm today as well, with their assertion that they have “obtained” a WH executive memo detailing the use of National Guard troops to enforce immigration laws along the border. Spicer has condemned it as fake, but they have decided to run with it as fact, even though they have not vetted the information and no source(s) other than anonymous “staffers” are cited. Incredibly, they appear to be getting away with it as we speak, even as many others are either distancing themselves from the story or outright denouncing it as fake.

    February 17, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      Well, you really have to understand that without illegal immigration globalism is dead so they are fighting to their dead now since they know that a new Immigration EO is coming next week and that Trump now has the new AG in full action mode…

      February 17, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        I mean that they are fighting for their life now…

        February 17, 2017
    2. wirelessguru1

      So no, they are not getting away with it!

      February 17, 2017
    3. wirelessguru1

      Also, please note that in this new PT era the true power of the words is the way Trump and I talk, so the evil press cannot win against us.
      In other words, picking a fight with Trump is like you trying to pick a fight with Me(God) here and expecting to win… LOL!!!
      +1 (Neo)

      February 17, 2017
  7. EZWAYZ

    It is important to understand that in this war it is populism vs the state. The voice of populism is oratory in defiance of political fascism. It is oratory vs type. The MSM being the propaganda organizations of the state. They are not delusional, they are an apparatus of the state sometimes called the deep state.
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    Well, what is the “state”? It’s not as simplistic as republican vs democrat. It’s actually global socialism vs conservative nationalism. Presidents Bush 1 and Bush 2 were globalists. There are a number of republicans who have accepted and kept George Soros campaign contributions: Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and his predecessor, John Boehner, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev.; Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif.; Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla.; Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa; Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.;Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.; and Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y. There is a reason the conservative agenda seems to languish in congress.
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    It would be wish to remember that this who control information and social media are globalist.
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    Former Google C.E.O. Eric Schmidt is a member of the Bilderberg Group and has attended the annual Bilderberg conferences every year since 2011. He also has a listed membership with the Trilateral Commission. He was a part of Obama’s transition team and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. There is also Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
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    There is an old maxim that the pen is mightier than the sword. The question we are witnessing is, is the pen mightier than oratory?

    February 18, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      It is actually nationalism against globalism!

      February 18, 2017