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Trump Has Utterly Broken Their Minds

Posted on | October 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Trump Has Utterly Broken Their Minds

 

The headline and subhead of Olivia Nuzzi’s latest column:

The Entire Presidency Is a Superspreading Event
Down in the polls, high on steroids, and clinging
to good health while endangering everyone else’s.

We see here how the propaganda message of the Joe Biden campaign — “Coronavirus will kill us all! Blame Trump! Wear a mask! Vote Democrat!” — is translated into a media narrative. Journalists strain themselves not merely to repeat this message, but to amplify it to the deafening roar of a jet airline takeoff. The most over-the-top rhetoric is permissible as “reporting” in service of this narrative.

This relates to something Charlie Hurt pointed out this week:

Current polls show Joseph R. Biden anywhere from 10 to 20 points ahead of President Trump — a double-digit blowout.
The whole election will come down to Mr. Trump’s handling of the global pandemic, which extensive polling shows is where Mr. Trump is most vulnerable.
In 2016, Mr. Trump barely won the election — and only because so many voters assumed he had no chance of winning and stayed home. Also: Russia!
This year, Americans are exhausted. They might not particularly like Mr. Biden, but they desperately want a break from the current occupant of the White House.
In short, we are three weeks away from an election that the president has no hope of winning. Every indicator suggests Mr. Trump will lose in a landslide.
So, I have a very simple question. If all this is true and Democrats have the election so deep in the bag, why are they so terrified?
Why, if this is such a done deal, are Democrats so desperate right now?

It doesn’t add up. If the media really had confidence in the polls that show Biden heading for a landslide, they would not be turning the knobs of their anti-Trump amplifiers all the way up to 11. The shrieking hyperbole — “He’s high on steroids! He’s a menace to public health!” — suggests that the Democrat-Media Complex fear a repeat of that night in the Javitz Center, when they watched their dreams of Madame President turn to ashes as the “Blue Wall” collapsed under a populist tsunami.

Honestly, I have no idea how the election will turn out, but I take great satisfaction in knowing Democrats have surrendered to panic.




 

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