Why over egging ‘Russian collusion’ has helped Trump and damaged media credibility

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By blaming Russia and promising a conviction of collusion, the mainstream media have given proof to Trumps ‘fake news’ narrative. The impact of this may give our carrot coloured maniac another 4 years.

It’s funny watching pundits in America & NZ who have been screaming Russian collusion for 2 years desperately trying to justify how wrong they were now Muellers report is out.

CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post and the New York Times have all suffered an enormous blow to their credibility. They have spent years screaming ‘Russian Collusion’ and now there is no evidence, they have empowered this tangerine fascist.

The truth is Trump was too dumb to collude with anyone & the Russia diversion alleviated Democrats fault for fielding a terrible candidate.

The truth is that blaming Russia for ‘hacking’ the US Election is deeply counter productive.

Firstly, it’s just outrageous that the Americans who have committed coups, electoral fraud and mass deceptions on 81 other nations over the years are in any position to lecture or complain about interfering in other peoples elections.

Secondly, it allowed the Democrats off the hook. Instead of acknowledging they ran a terrible candidate and fielded neoliberal policies that hurt the very workers they had simply assumed would vote for them, the Democrats avoided scrutiny of their own rigged primary process, the manner in which Bernie Sanders was unfairly treated and their own hollow policies.

Newsflash to the Democrats – Trump didn’t win because of Russia, he won because you failed to appreciate how your embrace of neoliberal globalisation hurt the very voters you needed the most!

One estimate puts the budget of Russian interference in the election via social media advertising at $250 000. With all due respect for American Democracy, if you can influence an election with a mere $250 000, you have way bigger problems than Putin.

We can scream racist and sexist as much as we like at Trump voters, but when Trump wooed Union families, women and the working poor in such huge numbers, something else needs to be examined as the reason this malignant tumour of a human being has been forced upon us all.

The free market globalisation that the Democrats embraced has robbed the domestic working classes of their dignity and economic ability to survive. Bernie Sanders understood this which is why he would have been able to woo those voters Trump needed back to the Democrats and beat Trump, but the vile corruption within the Democrats (who played to the elites within the Party) robbed Sanders of his nomination in a rigged system set up to prevent a populist left winger ever winning the candidacy.

By putting the Identity Politics of being the first Woman to win the Presidency over the economic needs of the poor, the Democrats handed the election to a snake oil merchant like Trump.

By blaming Russia and promising a conviction of collusion, the mainstream media have given proof to Trumps ‘fake news’ narrative. The impact of this may give our carrot coloured maniac another 4 years.

Blaming Russia was always a dumb gamble and it’s hurt the left.

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32 Comments

  1. WILD KATIPO says:

    … ‘ He won because you failed to appreciate how your embrace of neoliberal globalisation hurt the very voters you needed the most! ‘…

    … ‘ The Democrats avoided scrutiny of their own rigged primary process, the manner in which Bernie Sanders was unfairly treated and their own hollow policies ‘…

    …’ The free market globalisation that the Democrats embraced has robbed the domestic working classes of their dignity and economic ability to survive ‘ …

    … ‘ But the vile corruption within the Democrats (who played to the elites within the Party) ‘ …

    … ‘ By putting the Identity Politics of being the first Woman to win the Presidency over the economic needs of the poor ‘ …

    ——————————

    Seriously , when one puts all these together , – does it really even seem like a Left wing party?

    Barring the ‘identity politics’ thing.

    What it DOES sound like ,… is a corrupt, elitist , globalist , neo liberal party ( almost similar to the one John Key presided over here in NZ) …maybe this is a learning time for the Left in America,… similar to the learning time Labour STILL needs to undergo here if they are ever to shake off once and for all the neo liberal ideology.

    In fact , – if it wasn’t for the fact that the Left around the world have been so miserably weak in resisting globalism / neo liberalism, – there would have been a choice in who to vote for.

    But because there isn’t really , and corruption / deception lurks behind so many party’s, … people are naturally going to vote for the next best thing.

    And that ,… for the working classes of America ,… was Trump once the Dem’s got rid of Sanders.

    And that’s how the cookie crumbled.

    • Nitrium Nitrium says:

      Exactly. If you’re trying to win some sort of moral high-ground, you sure as shit don’t run Hillary Clinton as your “Chosen-One” candidate. Unbelievably, the US MSM continue to keep hoping that maybe she’ll try again!! Do they want Trump to win!? Indeed, Trump’s chances of winning in 2020 are better now than ever. Well done MSM for putting all your eggs into the Mueller probe – the heralded “Russian collusion” turned out to be yet another Trump “non-troversy”.
      https://www.politico.eu/article/how-trump-is-on-track-for-a-2020-landslide/

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      Perfectly said Wild Katipo.

      ‘Never a truer word spoken’

      When the stray Katipo is next seen roaming around our front lawn here we will wave to him and give him some tucker.

      Katipo power forever!!!!!!!

      Democrats are now totally poisoned with ‘blind hate’ now; – and make no rational sense at all.

      They have lost the plot.

  2. Nick J says:

    Who is the Left that’s been hurt Batman? Didn’t know that there was such a thing in the USA. You get represented there by the oligarchic establishment with a choice of two parties who represent the same thing. One purports to be liberal, the other the same. The duopoly got a fright with Trump, he is not their choice.

  3. Sam Sam says:

    Yup, got no qualms at all about going in on the woke left for crying like baby’s about how much Russia did it. If you took their frantic panting about Trumo winning a straight head to head in a fair election, for me to have a similar reaction some one would have to shoot like woman and children in front of me, but the woke can induce such reactions for the pettiest of things.

  4. Mjolnir says:

    Frankly, I care nought whether or not Trump and the Russians colluded. Zip Zero

    What I do care about is the xenophobia, racism, white supremacy, transphobia, corruption, and tax cuts for his billionairre buddies he’s engendered

    Those are the real issues

    Anything else is a red herring

    • Off white says:

      So what you’re really saying, apart the the hyperbole and having TDS is that he’s no worse than your average politician. Left wing hypocrisy exposed yet again.

  5. Andrew says:

    It’s far bigger than the “embrace of neoliberal globalisation”.

    Supposedly left of centre political parties abandoned the working class decades ago and only in recent years have those working class realised what’s happened. We’re seeing the signs of this rebellion all around the western world.

    Today’s Labour/Democrat political leaders are typically from middle class or wealthy families and have had a privileged upbringing. They are ‘pretend workers’ who in reality have never got dirt under their finger nails. They generally have a soft degree of some sort and have been parachuted into a safe seat having worked as an intern for a while. They sneer at the ‘deporables’ who used to vote for them

    • Sam Sam says:

      You’re discribing John Key and quote: “pretend workers’ who in reality have never got dirt under their finger nails. They generally have a soft degree of some sort and have been parachuted into a safe seat having worked as an intern for a while. They sneer at the ‘deporables’ who used to vote for them.”

      That’s John Key but for some strange reason you reckon that’s a left trait. Weird.

      • Jays says:

        Oh boy did you pick the wrong point to make.
        What about Clark, Cullen, et al?
        The truth is that the left is far more likely to be populated by people who have degrees and no real experience. Adern is a classic example of this.
        National for all their many faults are more likely to be represented by people who have held down real jobs, even if they are white collar ones.
        Labour needs to reset it’s idea of who it’s supporters are.
        They are not (or should not be) the intelligentsia but rather workers and small business people.

        • Sam Sam says:

          What about Clark or Cullen? So they didn’t have any one to mentor them in the art of the entrepreneur, big wow. Labour doesn’t need to a damn thing you say, they’re flooding New Zealand businesses with billions every year. Any business start up in New Zealand is 100% family and community driven. Any one with even half a brain would never allow corperate interests to be the masters of the economy as John Key did.

        • Mike the Lefty says:

          So we should all get a haircut and get a REAL job eh?
          A real job like……foreign currency speculation, directorships on Mainzeal, exploiting swamp kauri? the list goes on.
          Oh yes, National Party people have REAL jobs!!!

          • Jays says:

            It used to be Labour stood for people with a real job.
            Increasingly it stands for protected victim groups.
            You don’t have to value forex traders in particular but white collar workers and small business people add far more to our economy than academic idiots with no real life experience.

            • Sam Sam says:

              Would you agree that a Labour Party jobs policy with an unemployment rate of under 5% is standing with workers or nah?

  6. Tiger Mountain says:

    Blaming the “other” rather than looking hard in the mirror, is classic avoidance strategy. Russia was always a long shot and an error. It is weird though seeing the buck stop at Orange Man’s underlings and hangers on in regards of who is, and who is about to do jail time!

    The Democrats did it to themselves unfortunately, and the way back is to adopt Bernie’s programme whoever the candidate is. Sweet justice would see Bernie and a next gen VP stick it to Trump, but there is a long way to go till 2020.

    The US media and liberals obviously do not want to adopt a class perspective, but the working/middle class voters need to more than ever.Trump has unbelievably transferred trillions already to the parasite 1%ers, and is well on the way to slicing further billions off health and what passes for US welfare.

    The Mueller Report has to be released in full though. As Mr Sanders said at his San Fran rally 24 March; “Well, I don’t want a summary of the report. I want the whole damn report, because nobody, especially this president, is above the law.”

  7. esoteric pineapples says:

    “Blaming Russia was always a dumb gamble and it’s hurt the left.”

    The left in the US doesn’t take seriously CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post and the New York Times. It has hurt more the corporate Democrats and media outlets that are perceived as being left when they aren’t. But it does embolden the right.

  8. sean says:

    The real problem in the US is the same one we have in NZ. Control by two large parties who in my opinion look and behave much alike.

    Even MMP has done less than I had hoped in changing that scenario. Not helped at all by an MSM in both nations who, in my experience, only infrequently step away from the mainstream narrative.

    Its a bad cocktail that leads to bad outcomes. Especially for the poor and disadvantaged.

  9. Iain McLean says:

    Spot on Martyn;

    “By blaming Russia and promising a conviction of collusion, [Democrats,my insert] and the mainstream media have given proof to Trumps ‘fake news’ narrative.”

    FINALLY!. And now for the blowback:

    Senator Lindsey Graham now calls for Special Council Investigations so this
    can never happen again.
    Says Trump is now at his strongest ever. – Press conference.

    “BREAKING: Lindsey Graham DEMANDS Democrat Investigations After
    Mueller Report”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwPSoagsbgM

    Further;

    “CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post and the New York Times have all suffered an enormous blow to their credibility.They have spent years screaming ‘Russian Collusion’ and now there is no evidence, they have empowered this tangerine fascist.”

    https://www.newswars.com/trump-administration-sends-list-of-russian-collusion-liars-to-tv-producers/

    Although Trump can’t tell Media what to do, I believe , this is a shot across
    their bows.

    If they can’t return to “employ basic journalistic standards” then he will move
    on them.

    Just like he is moving on Big Tec for censoring conservative voices and manipulating search engines.

    Video value.

    Cheers.

  10. peterlepaysan says:

    This site should be called the Dilly Bullshit!

    You are the maker of so called “fake news”. A meaningless phrase that you use.

    You should join the White House Sanders, Conway team, they love “alternative facts”.

  11. Anthony says:

    I’d agree that its looking like 2020 will be all Trump. Beyond the failure of finding or getting anything to stick, the US economy has continued to improve despite the doom & gloom warnings, tariffs and trade wars. The unemployment rate is now 3.8%, near the lowest in 50 years. The employment rate is up, wages are up, sentiment is up, and business investment is up. Meanwhile the Democrats are eating themselves.

    • Im right says:

      Ahhh but Anthony, when any Democrats are pressed about how well the economy is doing they say it’s all because of laws/plans/moves that Obama put in place and is the flow on of his presidency. Now that the Mueller report has been delivered, watch this line from DNC get pushed more otherwise it means Trump is doing something good and that is a big no-no.

  12. Matthew says:

    In this case of barking up the wrong tree, it would appear that much time, and arguably, political capital has been wasted pursuing the wrong allegation. Of course, Trump remains a disgusting, nasty, fake, racist, xenophobic liar, among other things. And without a doubt, criminal beyond anyone’s imagination. From birth he was cheating the system, and eventually one can only hope that justice will catch up to him. If so many close to him are on their way to a comfy prison cell, at some point the dots must connect back to the orange one. Unfortunately for many of us, his time in power so far has been too long already, and although we can find solace in the fact that he is a certified laughing stock, and is probably reducing the value of the presidency, the fact he can still tweet and ramble is a destructive thing.
    Otherwise all we can wait for is his god to send to him to hell.

  13. J S Bark J S Bark says:

    We do NOT have the Mueller Report.

    We only have Trump crony Bill Barr’s VERSION of it.

    Save your high-speed re-active thoughts until we have seen ALL of it…

    • Iain McLean says:

      After just viewing the 1st four videos (which may be described as ‘essential’ for those in research on these matters) we now know why Fox News is the top ranked by far in America.

      As the graphs show linked in my comment on subject near bottom here:
      https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2019/03/17/what-happened-here/

      What concerns me now is that if our own NZTV media needs to go to feeds
      from America, it is usually CNN we receive.

      I sincerely hope, in the light of all the epic exposure, that this fact will now change.

      A return to “employ basic journalistic standards” is essential now for our own
      Media as well.

      Cheers.

  14. Vaughan M says:

    A ‘block’ test, carry on please. . .


 
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