This post is based on what is now typical morning, pre-election news coverage, If you wanted music accompaniment, you might go with Eric Clapton and Tina Turner — “Tearing Us Apart.”
On MSDNC’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski has decided a while back that Trump is not leaving. He just isn’t. She thinks they should deal more with that subject. Joe Scarborough, on the other hand, cautions her not to worry that the ‘autocracy’ in the courts etcetera has everything under control. He thinks there is enough reason to think courts and judges have all the solutions at hand. (this guy was a conservative and Republican, ever?)
Mika seems to think it will take a special tactical force and military swat team, with 4-star generals and military equipment assistance, to physically extract Trump from the White House in January. Can you imagine the dreams she is having? (being married to Joe to ice the cake) She has explored this subject for months though few others will play along, long enough to assuage her concerns. Who knew Mika had such a great mind for conspiracies?
Now on CNN – and this is all by 6:30 AM – they have stayed mostly with the COVID-central theme. Numbers they claim could be well into 100’s of thousands by December. Even 800+ thousand deaths is a high limit. Every one of which, you know, is directly traceable back to Trump. He was very busy as the grim reaper.
Then there is the other problem, just as big, the vaccine scandal. The administration has asked states to make a plan for distributing a vaccine by November. And that sent them hyper-speculating on motives that maybe Trump is trying to preempt normal procedures and just shoot people up with bleach in November. Kidding aside, Trump’s real motive for these plans must be the election.
Wait, I thought they like plans? They always demand we have plans. But never mind that they seem to be undermining the legitimacy of the vaccine. Like we really need that. But then this probably has something to do with Putin, too. Everything does.
Meanwhile, CNN will keep you daily updated on the worst news possible on the pandemic. They figure It wouldn’t quite be a pandemic without politicizing and weaponizing it. Whatever does happen, they just shift the goalposts to compensate and attack Trump accordingly. See, if states do follow the guidelines, then the guidelines were corrupted by Trump. If they don’t, it is Trump’s fault for undermining the legitimacy of them.
Then there is Rip Van Biden, who awakens occasionally to say he would have done it right and most of those lives would have been saved, which media largely seems to be buying. But do not ask what Joe would have done differently from Trump that would have changed all the dynamics?. If they could think of anything they would have said it already.
News media has their narrative they can adjust by plugging in little things along the way. That keeps it interesting like a soap opera. You almost have to tune in daily to find out what new thing they’ve come up with. Scriptwriters must be working 24/7.
I’d say the creative plot award of the year should be going to Morning Joe and MSDNC. It also assures Mika of a job. She’s the crazy one to keep an eye on. The Pentagon is probably waiting to see what she comes up with.
And they wonder why Trump calls it Fake News?
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