The New York Times has the first interview with chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon.
And the Enslaved Press wasted no time feigning outrage and self-righteous indignation over what he said.
Honestly, these people have a hair-trigger when it comes to faux outrage.
When discussing the humiliation suffered by the Enslaved Press in this election, Bannon said this:
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.”
24-hour cable news outlets covered the 2016 election obsessively.
A parade of pundits sat spouting off all their thoughts about what would happen, how Hillary would win, and how Trump was imploding.
They were so busy being mesmerized by the sound of their own voices, they didn’t even care to listen to what actual voters had to say.
As a result, they completely missed what was going on.
Let me give you the exception that proves the rule.
A reporter by the name of Salena Zito.
Zito – who spent eleven years writing for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – actually got out of the newsroom. She braved the murky waters of the real world and took the time to listen to voters in Middle America.
It was Zito who began to report that her colleagues may be missing the rising enthusiasm for Donald Trump among working class Americans.
She sat down and spoke with folks in a Youngstown bar.
Zito actually took the time to meet and talk with real Americans.
More importantly, she listened to what they had to say.
Zito didn’t do “man-on-the-street” interviews in the middle of Manhattan or DC.
She got out of the city to where the voters are.
Meanwhile, in New York and DC, her colleagues in the Enslaved Press sat in their studios and pontificated on the impending implosion of Donald Trump and the inevitable electoral landslide victory of Hillary Clinton.
After all, nobody in their tiny orbit supported Trump. And heaven forbid they actually do a bit a journalism and find out what goes on outside of Manhattan or the Beltway.
Bannon is right.
These idiots were too busy flapping their gums to take the time to see what was happening out in the real world.
They had no earthly idea what was happening in the rest of the country. More importantly, they didn’t care.
They were too in love with the sound of their own voices.
And they never stopped talking long enough to step out of their echo chamber and listen to anyone else.
But here’s how these clueless nitwits took Bannon’s remarks (hat tip the Gateway Pundit).
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) January 26, 2017
Let me answer that for you, Christiane.
We’re in a country with a press that willingly enslaved itself. A press so in love with the sound of its own voice, it can’t shut up long enough to actually find out what people think.
Bannon isn’t telling the press to stop reporting the news, you dimwit.
He’s telling you to shut the hell up and start reporting the news for a change.
A 24-hour cycle of pundit opinion is not news. It’s a circle-jerk.
Steve Bannon says media should "keep its mouth shut." Castro, Putin, Erdogan, and Xi all feel the same way! https://t.co/m2wc02MZgD
— Bret Stephens (@StephensWSJ) January 26, 2017
Oy, what a drama queen.
These idiots are so in love with their own voices, they deliberately misunderstand Bannon’s obvious point just so they can listen to themselves sputter in outrage while they play the victim.
They really don’t get it.
And they never will.
The truth is, the Enslaved Press doesn’t want to listen and learn what the American people really think.
They have a narrative to advance. And unless we all fall in lock-step with that narrative, they are never going to take the time to listen to what we have to say.
Bannon is right.
The Enslaved Press was humiliated by this election. And they’re too arrogant and full of themselves to even realize it.
And if their insufferable self-righteous outrage over being called out on it is any indication, they’re going to just keep beclowning themselves for the next four to eight years.
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