Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Week That Was

Last week President Trump's approval rating rose by eleven points which is a more than significant increase. (Rasmussen uses a rolling three day index.)  Coincidentally, this happens to be the same week in which the US, Australian and NZ media dialed up to max plus one their strident portrayal of trump as a maniacal war monger.  Funny that

(If the media's idol Obama was still in the White House, by now he would have sent his dope Kerry over to Pyongyang with a forty foot container stuffed full of US currency along with blue prints for a miniature nuke and instructions for fitting same to an ICBM.  This would be portrayed as Obama's Great Negotiation to go alongside his outstanding Iran deal.)

What does that tell you about the media?

There was a slew of stories (opinion of course) written by armchair generals, of how Armageddon would unfold.  Every one of them had a nuclear holocaust as its central theme.

What does that tell you about the media?  A great example of the reporting being directly contravened by concurrent events or, more precisely, events contradicting the chosen narrative..

For what it's worth, I can't see how a nuclear attack on North Korea could be anything but enormously counter-productive.  If you nuke the embedded artillery threatening Seoul you destroy half of the city at the same time and kill off the other half with radiation poisoning.  Isn't that the doctrine of 'destroy the village to save the village'?  I suspect the US, Japan and South Korea between them  possess sufficient specialised high explosives to bet rid of the threat without recourse to atomic weapons.

But hey, look on the bright side.  If the Norks Nuke Los Angeles the Democrats lose half a million voters.

Yes that's it.  Here's tomorrow's next headline from the New York Times:-

"Trump Colludes With China To Nuke Democrats"

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