Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Outside the media bubble

In a generally good article: "Ignore the Noise, Mueller Still Has Nothing", I want to focus on this one section:
I just got back from [Pennsylvania]. Not a single mechanic, trucker, or waitress I met in Pennsylvania ever showed the slightest bit of interest in Mueller’s probe. Most of them probably don’t even know who Mueller is. That the media is staking its demolition of Trump on this gray, little-known ruling-class darling is a measure of its alienation from the American people. They simply don’t care about Trump’s pre-presidential sins, political screw-ups, and minor law-bending, if that even occurred.
Every single day during the Manafort trial, it was the lead (maybe second) story on NPR's news feed.  I could not believe there was anybody, outside of the NY Times newsroom, that cared about the tax evasion charge for a guy who worked on Trump's campaign for three months.  Wait until Joe Sixpack finds out he failed to register as a foreign lobbyist!  Woo-boy, they'll be talkin' about it at the Dew Drop Inn.

1 comment:

Roger Bournival said...

... it was the lead (maybe second) story on NPR's news feed.

Wait until Anonymous scolds you for not leading with that story - you're gonna get it, but good!