Elite Media Meltdown: The most egregious reactions from the mainstream press on the Trump victory

Elite Media Meltdown: The most egregious reactions from the mainstream press on the Trump victory, by Joseph Klein.

President Obama and Hillary Clinton struck positive notes of healing and reconciliation in their public remarks following President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning victory. However, the elite liberal media establishment, which had largely served as a propaganda arm of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, continues to lash out at the president-elect as if the campaign were still in full swing.

It’s worth knowing how the left are reacting, what madness inhabits their world:

The New York Times’ lead editorial on November 9th … Using typical left-wing race-baiting tactics, the editors wrote that Trump “has recruited as his allies a dark combination of racists, white supremacists and anti-Semites,” citing a celebratory tweet by David Duke, whom Trump and his campaign have repeatedly disavowed. …

Illogical. Because an avowed racist supports Trump, they imply that (a) Trump is a racist and (b) Trump voters are racist. Not so. They are creating another PC myth, politically correct but not true.

One of the New York Times’ lead op-ed writers, Thomas Friedman, wailed that “at the moment I am in anguish, frightened for my country and for our unity. And for the first time, I feel homeless in America.” …

Slate featured articles with such outrageous headlines as “White Women Sold Out the Sisterhood and the World by Voting for Trump” and “White Won.” …

CNN’s Van Jones called the election of Donald Trump a “nightmare,” which represented a “white lash against a changing country…a white lash against a black president in part.”

Finally, MSNBC’s commentators were apoplectic. … Rachel Maddow told her audience, as Trump’s victory was becoming a reality, “you’re not having a terrible, terrible dream. Also you’re not dead and you haven’t gone to hell.”

Will their PC bubble be punctured by reality?

The left-leaning media establishment lives in a bubble. It cannot accept the fact that many Americans are sick and tired of being told how they should think, how they should speak and how they should act. They are sick and tired of political correctness. They are sick and tired of being branded Islamophobes just because they have genuine concerns about the safety of themselves and their families if many thousands of “refugees” from countries beset by jihad-inspired violence are allowed to settle in this country without careful vetting.

They are sick and tired of being branded racists because they want real security to be put into place at our southern border and an end to “sanctuary cities” where illegal immigrants with criminal records can return time and again from deportation to inflict more harm on innocent American citizens.

It’s global elite versus mainstream natives. And increasingly we know it.

Pollster Pat Caddell, who lived through an analogous game-changing election in 1980 when Ronald Reagan soundly beat Caddell’s client Jimmy Carter, saw the change coming this time around. Caddell understood that a major structural re-alignment of the electorate was taking place that defied traditional party and ideological labels….

Caddell found that likely voters questioned the fairness of the system. 87 percent of those polled agreed with the statement, “The country is run by an alliance of incumbent politicians, media pundits, lobbyists and other powerful money interests for their own gain at the expense of the American people.” 67 percent agreed with the statement, “The real struggle for America is not between Democrats and Republicans but between mainstream American and the ruling political elites.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil