In the last week or so we were treated to some prime examples of how Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) has so unhinged the left-wing media that they have once again made a mockery of themselves.
Over a period of days last week Trump was compared to hippie murder boss Charles Manson by several mainstream media outlets, he was blamed for the beating Republican Senator Rand Paul took outside his home in Kentucky, and one silly story even seriously insisted that Trump “ruined Thanksgiving.”
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It is this sort of unhinged, silliness that makes the press look like they have simply lost their minds. It’s no wonder fewer and fewer Americans trust anything they publish.
1960s Cult leader Charles Manson died on November 19 and with his passing came the inevitable retrospectives of his crimes as well as the expected hand wringing over just what his legacy meant for our country.
But mixed among the stories reviewing and analyzing his life, at least two major news outlets outrageously compared Manson to President Donald Trump.
In the more direct conflation of the two, the once respected news magazine Newsweek claimed that Charles Manson was able to brainwash his acolytes into following him because he “used language” like Donald Trump does.
In Its November 19 piece entitled, “How Murderer Charles Manson Used Language to Gain Followers,” the magazine presented former President of the American Psychoanalytic Association Mark Smaller who made the idiotic claim that Manson and Trump are exactly alike.
“A charismatic leader knows how to speak to people in a way that will emotionally engage those people,” said Smaller (whose name couldn’t be a better reflection of the man). Smaller then added that we can look to president Trump if we want to see how language is used to entrap followers.
The Media Research Center’s Dan Gainor was not surprised by Newsweek’s nonsense.
“It’s almost predictable that some idiot online will write an outlandish story connecting Trump to the villain du jour, all designed to generate web traffic and ad dollars. We worked through all the major historical villains the media could tie the president to — Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini. They called him a strongman, a dictator and worse. Now it’s Manson, Weinstein and probably Mugabe,” Gainor told Fox News. “The media are running out of hyperbole. It’s all embarrassingly stupid. No one gets held to account for it. And the cycle begins again with the next clickbait article.”
Newsweek was far from the only place to saddle Trump with the stain of Charles Manson. The so-called “paper of record,” The New York Times, did, as well.
Without naming Trump directly, the Times claimed that Charles Manson wasn’t an outgrowth of the left-wing, hippie counterculture of the 1960s, but was instead just like today’s so-called Nazi-riddled “Alt Right.” You know, the movement that the Times says is given its marching orders from Donald Trump.
In its November 20 article, the paper claimed that the left-wingers of the 60s are innocent where it concerns Manson… even though he came to prominence during their age, not the “Alt Right’s” age.
“Mr. Manson, who spent much of his life in prison with a swastika carved into his head, had more in common ideologically with far-right groups like the John Birch Society than he did with the anarchic leftism of, say, the Yippies,” the Times’ Baynard Woods wrote. “If anything, he was a backlash against the civil rights movement and a harbinger of white supremacist race warriors like Dylann Roof, the lunatic fringe of the alt-right.”
The “editorial” is risible and indulges the worst sort of historical revisionism.
But that isn’t all. Before Manson finally passed from this earth, the lunatic media blamed Donald Trump for the left-winger who attacked Republican Senator Rand Paul at his Kentucky home.
On November 3, Sen. Paul was viciously tackled by a neighbor of his who is a long-time liberal activist. We still don’t really know all the facts about the incident, but we do know that Paul was seriously injured during the attack. Paul had five ribs broken and was left gasping for breath.
But, to the New Yorker the attack was Donald Trump’s fault.
The attack on Rand Paul by his neighbor reveals a sinister banality of American life that, these days, is often emanating from Donald Trump. https://t.co/tTIPkEe9Ja
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) November 20, 2017
After lamenting the terrible political climate we suffer today, New Yorker writer Jeffrey Frank blamed it all on Trump:
Berger told the critic Richard Schickel what he’d learned from Kafka: “That at any moment banality might turn sinister, for existence was not meant to be unfailingly genial.” The sinister banality of American life periodically moves into view, with a lot of it these days emanating from Donald J. Trump, the person who was elected President, a year ago.
Just wow. Talk about a stretch!
Finally, we get to Politico, which only four days ago proclaimed that Trump somehow “ruined Thanksgiving.”
I won’t waste much time on Politico’s foolishness, but the main point was that Trump’s politics made it too hard for families to get together during the holidays because everyone is so upset over our national debate.
Of course, there are many, many other examples of those sort of lunacy, but, needless to say, Trump has made the leftist media lose its already precarious grasp on reality. And these examples prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.