Trump has broken the mainstream media — a president so powerful he tells them off to their faces, by Joanne Nova.
A week ago, the grip of the old-school media elite was busted, but few seemed to have noticed this remarkable shift.
The top dogs in the media came to him expecting to discuss their access to him, instead he blasted them as deceitful, dishonest liars who should be ashamed.
Over the last forty years the mainstream media have degenerated into naked, unashamed political advocacy, yet conservative leaders still felt they had to pander for fear that they would get an even worse treatment if they called it for what it was. Not Donald Trump. Has there ever been a more powerful US president? They called him every name under the sun, and he took the insults and used them to win.
What other US president didn’t need to pander or even be polite to media royalty? Only a billionaire who got elected despite the old media could afford to blow them away. For the first time in US history, the top gatekeepers of the national discussion were named and shamed… The Kings and Queens of the media finally overplayed their hand to the point where the people elected someone so powerful, so rich, and so independent that he has no fear at all of them. This is the extraordinary promise of the Trump election. Is he the first president that is seemingly owned by no one – not donors, or a party machine, not industry, and not newspaper editors.
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The tipping point where the Internet rivals the mainstream media seems to be approaching, so the leftist lock on the media may soon bust.