Ever since he was elected president in 2016, I have been wondering why #TheOtherGuy opts to chose hate over love, divisiveness over unity. I have also wondered what his negativity causes us, the general public, to do during our responses. My conclusion: We are more prone to type his last name into our posts, and, consequently, his last name sucks the oxygen out of the room.
For those who have been paying attention, I refuse to type his last name into any of my posts. Granted, I have shared other people’s posts with his name in it, but I am quick to add my own commentary when warranted. But what enlightened US citizens like us must realize is the imbecile currently occupying the White House thrives off negative press, and he is depending on it to bamboozle unenlightened US citizens into voting for him on November 3, 2020, even though he doesn’t have any major legislative victories, just manufactured crises that he has managed poorly.
The #Biden2020 campaign is inundating the airwaves and social media outlets with positive press. But we have to ask ourselves, why isn’t his positive press for love and unity getting more attention on the six o’clock news?
I’ll tell you why.
Because the news media takes everything #TheOtherGuy says at face value and then tries to sensationalize it. Sure, there are journalists like MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Rachel Maddow and Laurence O’Donnell who call a spade a spade, but then there are reporters on the big three networks (i.e., ABC, CBS and NBC) that just tell us what #TheOtherGuy says without taking much deeper dives. They report the news in this manner because they value access to #TheOtherGuy over reporting the underlying facts of their stories.
If he says something patently racist and false, they just report out what he said, not that it is patently racist and false.
If he sends Federal troops into Portland, Oregon to “dominate the streets,” reporters representing the big three networks just show images of these same Federal troops surrounding Federal buildings and using unnecessary excessive force on peaceful protestors. Very rarely do they explore the reasons why these same peaceful protestors are thrown into unmarked vehicles and driven to undisclosed locations.
What surprises me is that very few of these apprehended and detained protestors (mostly masked) are coming forward to tell their stories. What this suggests to me is they weren’t protestors at all; they were White US citizens working in tandem with #TheOtherGuy’s campaign in an ongoing effort to discredit the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.
If he says he is leading efforts to take affordable health care from millions of US citizen, rarely does the mainstream news media ask him how his replacement plan will be an improvement on the previous one.
So, the point of this post is we enlightened US citizens must do more to defang this monstrosity of a president by not including his last name in any of our posts. If, and when, more of us do that, we can rest assured that the focus will remain on real issues rather than his fabrications.
What say you?