(Fred Weinberg) – So I wake up one morning during the 2016 campaign and the mainstream networks are hooting that Donald Trump not only can’t win but that he said he would try to broker a deal in the Middle East and how could he possibly do that…ha ha ha
I wake up last Sunday morning and President Trump is in Saudi Arabia having arrived the day before, having done a sword dance with his Saudi hosts and told 50 Arab state leaders to drive evil out of their mosques and nations.
I wake up last Monday to see President Trump fly Air Force One directly from Riyadh to Tel Aviv, drive to Jerusalem and say a prayer at the Wailing Wall (which the media insists is the Western Wall) after a press conference with Bebe Netanyahu where he talked about the unbreakable bond between our nations—bonds which his predecessor want out of his way to break.
And what—despite the breathtaking video on the screen—did the mainstream media talk about?
Paraphrasing, 1) Trump must have flip flopped on his use of the term “radical islam” and 2) there’s gonna be trouble with the “investigation” of “collusion” between Trump and the Russians. And, as an additional appetizer, CBS This Morning ran a piece about Billy Bush and the 12 year old conversation on the Access Hollywood bus. What timing.
Let me put this as gently as I can.
If the American people trust anybody, it is no longer the media or the establishment. If the American people believe anybody it is no longer the media or the establishment.
There is a term which guys use in the locker room or at a bar to describe a person’s willingness to take a chance. The term is “balls”.
If you add up the balls possessed by everyone in the mainstream media, it is still 20 per cent of those possessed by Donald Trump. And that’s President Trump to them.
Not only do they clearly hate this guy so much they’re willing to lie about him to us, they have been proven wrong time after time starting with the day he announced he was in the race. And worse for them, they haven’t laid a glove on him where the voters are concerned and they’re lying about that with the same phony polls that were wrong in 2016.
And the final indignity that he’s actually doing what he said he would do and they have to try and report on it because it’s hard to ignore Air Force One going from Saudi Arabia to Israel even for these clowns who would if they could.
It will not be like this forever.
Sooner or later two things will happen.
The first is that Trump will succeed in the eyes of the people who put him in office—the voters. Despite the media’s best efforts, he’s already halfway there.
And the second is that the directors of the public companies which own the media outlets of which I was writing about above will realize that their business model no longer works because fewer and fewer of those voters are watching. They will do what directors must because of something called fiduciary responsibility and make the appropriate changes. Ask the newest former CEO of Ford.
As I have written in this space before, corporations are solely about money. Especially publically held corporations. Keep in mind that many of the shareholders of those corporations, directly and indirectly, are the very same voters who put President Trump in office.
That applies to CBS, Inc., Comcast, and Disney no matter the ambitions of a CEO to have a future in Democrat politics. Sooner or later, the actions of their news divisions will catch up to their earnings and eventually their stock price.
The market can be a horribly nasty mistress. Defy her and wealth built up over decades can disappear in a relative instant.
Three symbols to watch: CBS, CMCSA, DIS.
Mr. Weinberg is publisher of the Penny Press. Get to know more about him by visiting www.PennyPressNV.com.