Back in 2008, I thought to myself “The new internet media, when combined with existing conservative talk shows and Fox news, will be what finally breaks through the old media’s stranglehold on information in America. Old media is — thank God — dying.” Old media got Barack Obama elected president.
Back in 2012, I thought to myself “For the past four years, the new-ish internet media has worked hard to get out to the public the news that the dinosaur media, concerned primarily with protecting Obama’s reputation, refuses to print. The internet hasn’t proven as powerful a force as I had hoped, but these stories ought to be enough to break through the old media’s stranglehold, enabling a serious challenge to Obama’s corrupt, inept, and unconstitutional time in office.” Old media destroyed Romney and got Barack Obama elected president.
In 2015, I thought to myself, “This is it. We’ve got an extraordinary selection of candidates. The public is tired of the direction the country has taken, and the Democrats have managed to summon up only a corrupt old white lady, a white nonentity from Virginia, and an old white Communist. The dinosaur media will find it impossible to elevate Hillary over the amazing Republican line-up.” The dinosaur media, with unprecedented help from Fox, gave Trump at least 25 times more coverage than the other candidates, amounting to an incalculably valuable in-kind donation. The result was a Republican candidate that the majority of America, including vast numbers of people to the right of center, wouldn’t vote for if their lives depended on it. In other words, the old media — with Fox’s help — got Trump nominated as the unelectable Republican candidate. Next, with help from Democrat super-delegates, the media will guarantee Hillary’s nomination and election (and no, she will not be indicted).