The Media Will Learn to Love Trump in Due Time, by Ben Shapiro.
He is the worst major-party candidate in history.
He’s a gaffe machine.
He’s an evil racist who wants to return black people to slavery.
He’s a brutal sexist who wants to return women to the subservience of the 1950s.
He’s a nasty warmonger who doesn’t get the fundamental intricacies of modern foreign policy, with the Manichean worldview to match.
He’s an old homophobe with a history of cruelty to workers.
Think we’re talking about Donald Trump? No, we’re talking about Mitt Romney circa 2012. That’s how the media painted one of the most honorable men ever to run for the White House, the creator of Romneycare, a northeastern Republican with a penchant for compromise and negotiation. Mitt Romney, the left claimed, was no John McCain — that halcyon of moderation and decency.
Now, of course, the media tells us that Donald Trump is a massive departure from the legacy of John McCain and Mitt Romney. He’s beyond the pale! He panders to racists! He’s a vicious sexist and sexual assaulter! He’s uninformed, unstable, ignorant, stupid! Why, compared to Mitt Romney, the man’s a monster! …
But by 2020, Donald Trump will be the new standard of civility and decency according to the Left.
Every time. Lucy pulling the football. And the PC people I know parrot it as if it were true, while insisting they are clever and well-informed and not at all inconsistent. They know they are correct because they agree with what the media is telling them.
In Soviet Europe, people who believed the propaganda broadcast by the communist elite were considered a special kind of stupid. There was a huge hunger for truth, but most people checked out mentally because they were offered only lies. The same is happening today, in the West. It is said that the photocopier eventually brought down the Soviets — today we have the Internet.