The past week has convinced me once again that the corporate media is worse than useless. The only reason for watching CNN and MSNBC is to collect examples of outrageous normalizing and insider smugness, examples of how the corporate media has sold us out, is selling us out and will get Trump re-elected.
The Joe Scarborough and dreadful Mika lecture about booing Donald Trump just did it for me. I cannot watch anymore, not even to record the media’s subversive ushering-in of the take over of democracy by authoritarianism.
But, like a partner in a bad relationship, I thought I’d listen to Ari Melber, for a minute, while I looked for my copy of Elmer Gantry. I was so wrong to do this.
When my television records a program, it starts early, so I must watch at least a few minutes of the amazingly obnoxious, arrogant and over-rated Chuck Todd.
There he was with one of my least favorite people in the world, Adrienne Elrod, one of the Clinton entitled jerk women (like Neera Tandem). These women helped lose the 2016 election for the Democrats but will never, never forgive Bernie Sanders for exercising his political right to run for election. They are bitter, nasty and never pass up an opportunity to trash Sanders.
The panel was talking about Joe Manchin’s decision to give an interview to Fox News in which he announced that if Bernie Sanders was the Democratic candidate, he would vote for Trump. This video clip just made me sick and enraged me. Joe Manchin is such a disgrace to the Democratic party. Why they support him I don’t know. He votes with the Republicans but still the leadership protects him. Why would we want this jerk?
I phoned Manchin’s office earlier in the day to express my outrage that he had made such an announcement. The staffer who took my call, said with obvious contemptuous disdain at the end of the call: “Have a nice day.” “Oh you too.” I answered back. “You should be ashamed to work for this man.”
Elrod, however, predictably pronounced that Manchin’s statement that he would VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN CRIMINAL AND MADMAN over Bernie Sanders wasn’t a problem at all. If anyone in the party had said that they would vote for Trump over Clinton, people like the dreadful Adrienne Elrod would have been all over television talking party treason and accusing them of sexism. Why these programs continue to have her on just escapes me. They do a story about Bernie Sanders and then have ADRIENNE ELROD on to comment on it, or Neera F…ing Tandem. Jesus.
Then, after Elrod was finished saying that Manchin’s statement really wasn’t a problem, this other guest – a smirking, arrogant somebody said that “everyone in Washington” understood Manchin as a Democrat from West Virginia and that only Bernie would have called Manchin on his statement. The panel nodded their heads.
It is the contempt, the insider smirk, the “real players understand that you always sell your soul for political advantage” people that just make me sick. I hate their satisfaction, their smug confidence that the real players all understand that this is just a game for power and they laugh at the rest of us who take it seriously, have to take it seriously because it means our lives.
I don’t know who this guy is. But, after he said that Bernie was the only rube who would be so unsophisticated not to know that real cool people sell their souls every day, he said that Bernie should have just been quiet for the “good of the party.”
Joe F…ing Manchin should be quiet for the good of the party and not make a public statement (on Fox News) that he will VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN MEMBER OF AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME SYNDICATE rather than vote for Bernie Sanders, the Democratic nominee.
Joe Manchin makes a cynical, self-interested statement that he would rather support a man who doesn’t believe in democracy rather than his party’s supposed candidate and they are blaming Bernie? Bernie should just be quiet?
But, the arrogant F… and Chuck Todd bent over laughing at the idiocy of Sanders calling Manchin out. To them it is laughable idiocy to believe in integrity, in morals. They are what we need to get rid of – people who think selling their souls is such an ever day occurrence that they think the rest of us are stupid for objecting.