Yesterday evening, President Trump and the RNC unveiled the winners of the Fake News Awards.
Naturally the news media is clutching their pearls and equating this irreverent bit of fun as “just like Stalin!!!”
Yes, because holding Fake News Awards is just like imprisoning or killing journalists.
But we never expect the news media to react in a measured and sane way, now do we?
Meanwhile some conservatives are scoffing at the idea saying the news media will wear winning one of the Fake News Awards like a badge of honor.
And that may well be true.
But the news media always misreads the mood of the country. So that wouldn’t surprise me in the least. And if they do, they’ll only help to further promote the Fake News Awards. And that is part of the genius.
In this social media-driven culture where what’s a big story today is all but forgotten by next week, itemizing a list of completely fabricated or error-infested news stories from the last year is a stroke of brilliance.
There they are – all in one place – a reminder of just how wrong the news media has been since Trump was elected.
See, here’s the dirty little secret. The news media depends on that short attention span to continue lying to the American people. They hope you forget their failures. In fact, they depend on the short attention span of Americans in much the same way the Obama Administration was banking on the stupidity of American people to push through Obamacare.
And all it takes to combat this short attention span is to compile a list of fake news stories in one entertaining package called the Fake News Awards. And even Americans with short attention spans are reminded of the mess the news media has made of our once Free Press.
And if you need any proof that the Fake News Awards were a stroke of genius, just check out this tweet from the Washington Post:
Trump’s “Fake News Awards” were a huge flop https://t.co/5XhLlqkFfr
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 18, 2018
They might as well have tweeted, “Nothing to see here folks. Move along.”
If you define “huge flop” as so many people going to see the list of winners that it crashes the site, then sure, it was a huge flop.
And if you define “huge flop” as being the number one trending story on social media, then sure, it was a huge flop.
What’s even more entertaining is the fact that the same Fake News outlets that came out winners were the ones who wouldn’t shut up about the Fake News Awards.
As the old saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad publicity.
So by carping and kvetching over it all day, the news media helped build up anticipation.
Which is precisely why the website crashed from so much traffic.
It’s freaking genius!
In fact, I wasn’t able to get onto the website to read the list myself until this morning.
When, in the history of the RNC, has their website ever generated this much traffic?
And let me tell you, it is a trip down Fake News memory lane – all in one place. Quick, convenient, and oh-so-masterful.
But the pièce de résistance of the Fake News Awards page?
After chronicling the eleven winners, the RNC lists ten major accomplishments of President Trump’s first year in office.
So all the people eager to see the Fake News winners, also gets to learn just what a winning first year President Trump – and the American people – have enjoyed.
It’s downright genius.
This, my friends, is controlling the narrative.
This is going over the heads of the news media while at the same time using the duplicitous news media to inadvertently help promote your narrative.
It’s absolutely brilliant.
Never before has the Republican Party been able to do this.
And thanks to Donald Trump, they now know how to play the game.
And believe me, now is the time to master this. Because the Democrats are hoping to keep control of the narrative on illegal aliens.
But if the RNC can learn from the success of the Fake News Awards, they will beat those Democrats at their own game when it comes to DACA.
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