Make sure we don’t become frogs in a well. Welcome to Echochamber Friday.
The website is TMZ, which is some sort of celebrity gossip channel. Since the so-called “president” is an actual celebrity reality TV game show host, this venue make sense.
What’s going on?
“Congressman Gerry Connolly says he’s certain there was a script behind the move by an intern to grab the mic CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta was holding while asking questions of Donald Trump.”
First of all, the video of this event is faked according to an AP video producer:
Second of all, the faked video was made by right-wing extremist Alex Jones’ kook site, Infowars.
We know Alex Jones is a performance artist. He’s playing a character. InfoWars is not a news show, a documentary, or anything of the tethered-to-the-face-of-the-earth sort.
According to InfoWars’ lawyer, it’s the Batman show:
At a recent pretrial hearing, attorney Randall Wilhite told state District Judge Orlinda Naranjo using his client Alex Jones’ on-air Infowars persona to evaluate Alex Jones as a father would be like judging Jack Nicholson in a custody dispute based on his performance as the Joker in “Batman.”
“He’s playing a character,” Wilhite said of Jones. “He is a performance artist.”
But in emotional testimony at the hearing, Kelly Jones, who is seeking to gain sole or joint custody of her three children with Alex Jones, portrayed the volcanic public figure as the real Alex Jones.
We know Donald Trump and Alex Jones are friends. Here is Trump’s appearance on InfoWars in video and transcript forms:
For example, during this conversation, Trump is disappointed because Republicans should have impeached Barack Obama, they said they would, they didn’t, he only had a year left in office, Trump doesn’t think there’s time to pull it off before Obama leaves office now.
“When you remember this, the best thing that we have going with Obama is he’s got a year left ok. Because you know by the time you do the hearings and everything I don’t.
Well in a way you’ll make him a martyr. But I don’t even say that, you know, one of the things that I’m the most disappointed Republicans. Because they go to Washington they’re going to do all this stuff, they’re going to impeach Obama, they’re going to end Obamacare which has to be ended. I don’t know if you’ve seen the premiums, it going on.”
His bout of verbal diarrhea seems to be saying this, in any case. Trump doesn’t exactly speak English…
Therefore, in my opinion, this is how the mainstream media should frame the recent “Acosta Accosted the Intern!!!” story:
Reality TV shows have a script, script writers, directors, and so on. For example, some guy named Mark Burnett was a writer for The Apprentice, the reality TV game show Donald Trump hosted before he got elected.
Professional wrassling shows have a script and the matches are predecided, they aren’t really fighting, and so on. For example, Donald Trump was inducted into the World Wresting Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2013.
So what happened is Donald Trump pulled the face vs heel act on Jim Accosta, which is explained here for non-wrassling fans.
Trump “caught him in the act” of abusing a lovely intern (anybody remember Bill Clinton and his cigar internship?) and called him out on live TV. Trump is the Face and Acosta is the Heel.
“Bad Jim, bad! Bad fake news, bad! CNN is fake and terrible!”
Then White House professional spokesmodel Sarah Huckabee Sanders promoted the fake InfoWars video.
Acosta had his press privileges yanked.
“Boo! Bad, Jim bad!”
When confronted with the fakery, Trump will double down with insults.
You see, if the mainstream media had the balls to call this what it is, we wouldn’t be in this hellafied mess we are in right now.
This is a crappy Hulk Hogan vs. Mean Gene Okerlund episode.
But they don’t. The media play along.
Ask yourself, why?
Why don’t they write the story as I wrote it above? Took me all of 30 minutes.
Didn’t even go to journalism school. I’m just a guy. A hack. I can go play golf the rest of the day. Now I’m more of a real journalist than 98.6% of the actors in the White House and at CNN!!
What? You didn’t know CNN is part of the act? Of course they are.
CNN head Jeff Zucker is a friend of Donald Trump who agreed to turn what’s called the “mainstream media” into a reality TV show for Trump. To get ratings.
This way, Trump gets everyone ratings, which gets everyone piles of loot. Making people stupider pays. No one really has to do their job.
So instead of telling us the truth – as I have done above by outlining the big picture of how this Acosta vs Trump manufactured drama was scripted – the mainstream media plays its part as if it’s all real.
What is Trump getting out of it?
He timed this “attack on his lovely intern” to happen simultaneously with the protests over his firing of Jeff Sessions…