The Media’s Continued Fascination of One Donald J. Trump
Commenter Mike Smith (?) has another good comment up in the Open Thread. I am putting him out here also in the main stream. Thanks Mike.
As media becomes more and more “boring” there is considerable ince time for news outlets to begin reporting from the sidelines again as Trump ramps up his 2024 campaign. Here in Texas, we already have people donating and flying Trump 2024 flags, Texans For Trump is all too often. As the Democrats yell at each other whether or not to break the filibuster, the Republicans are quietly consolidating power, and not so quietly changing the rules.
As the rules are changed to make a highway to federal government have fewer speed bumps, the media will also start focusing yet again on the shenanigans coming from Trump rallies in the coming future.
I say all of this because we have seen this before. The “no way he can be the nominee” folks who supported Hillary were then blindsided. The moderate democrats noticed one consistent thing that in 2015 looked like theater, but turned out to have predicted the outcome of 2016. Media coverage.
The salacious nature of incendiary comments is ripe for click bait articles and headlines from both Fox and CNN. On one side the “can you believe he said ____” is then critiqued into crazy town to be put with all of the warped arrows in a closet. On the other side there is a “what he really means is” and is dutifully explained to whip up fear that leads to polling.
My prediction is that the 2024 race will be Biden vs. Trump 2.0 where Biden will have 4 exhaustive years of presidential engagement, whilst the media whips up a frenzy and Trump begins to gain support at the Republican party works at the state level knowing that it will take years for SCOTUS to intervene in some of this new legislation that will guide the next election. Media coverage, highways with no off ramps, fear, and a stagnant economy with high unemployment is ripe for a demagogue takeover…once again.
congratulations Mike Smith! good job! here’s something else you could comment about :
do you see how the cigarette industry is being asked to delete all of its flavors? what would happen to the barbecue industry if they had to delete all the flavors, all the Tabasco they put into that greasy under-cooked cholesterol pork? man if they would eliminate the flavors nobody would eat that disgusting grease
I predict Trump has died of natural causes by 2024.
The Farm and Ranch Report is still up there in popularity. If you ever wish to do more on agri-economics , let us know.
mike/Michael. Thanks for posting up high. I’ll try to be more regular as the summer sets in.
Current markets are trending great for growers as silage prices extend gains due to weather. Bad for ranchers if the current processing squeeze continues. We could either see a lot of ranchers make some decent money again, or processors put the final nail in a lot ofntheir coffins. End market all the same, higher.
Current Fourth of July watermelon report. POSITIVE. We’ve got a hell of a season coming in due to all the rain in the south, and will be ready next week. Support your local farmer. Stop at a roadside trailer full of melons and give those people some love.
This was on MSN today: Cattle markets have been upended, and big meat producers are making 20 times normal margins as beef prices soar