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February 01, 2017

Trump: The Universal Solvent

After the horrific Quebec mosque shootings, NDH brought my attention to this amazing tweet:

When I first read it, I thought the guy was making fun of knee-jerk progressive journalists. Then I realized "holy crap, he's serious."

This statement is jaw-dropping: "If it was, then this is result of Trump rhetoric". WTF? It's like he's got the story already written before ascertaining the actual facts.

What it all boils down to is:

Trump Is To Blame For Everything

Which is coming to be the MSM's main go-to line. It's a universal solvent for lazy journalists, good for pretty much every problem, and the story writes itself, so you don't have to do any actual work. I remember somebody, I forget who, on Twitter last week saying: If Trump cured cancer, the headlines would be: Trump Declares War On Oncologists

Sounds about right. I gave it a bit of thought and came up with:

Trump's Meddling May Have Unintended Consequences - Oncologists Hardest Hit
'Cancer Cure Will Only Make Things Worse' Many Scientists Say

We kicked it around a bit on the cobs' super secret email list and here are a couple more contributions:

Weirddave:
If Trump walked on water from Hoboken to the Chelsea Piers, the NYT headline would read Trump can't swim!

Mis. Hum.:
If Trump emptied and freed a kill kennel of dogs the headline would be Trump sics dogs on unsuspecting public.

...to which I would add, as the NY Times undoubtedly would:

Michael Vick Hardest Hit

So, Open Question for this Open Thread: What amazing things could Trump accomplish and how would the MSM spin them into failures?


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