The Conservative Media Meltdown

However the Trump War resolves itself, we’ve already seen at least one casualty—conservative media cohesion. Sides are being drawn, and blood feuds have been declared.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The “Blood Feuds” are my favorite part!
    Repeat after me:
    What Trump DID was to expose those media personalities as the TOOLS of their patrons’ that they are.
    That’s all he did, and the fault lines are obvious.

    Really, just think about it for a moment.
    Immigration enforcement has been a favorite and popular subject that all conservatives have been able to unite behind for THE LAST 40-YEARS, yet mysteriously it was never a campaign platform for any Republican until Trump MADE IT ONE.
    The game was rigged and the pundits (even people that I thought were the good guys like Ben Shapiro) ARE ALL BOUGHT OFF.
    Trump just gave us all a look behind the curtain.
    What we do with that information, or if we go back to sleep, is up to us.

    • There was a lot of rot. Same as in Canada.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        It’s a very unnerving realization.
        That’s why Trump is my new binary litmus test.

        If you are not UNCONDITIONALLY AND VOCIFEROUSLY for him, then you are suspect, because the list of known-good Truth Tellers is astonishingly SHORT.

        Basically, if you are for Trump, and you are not rich, then you are probably good.
        If you are against Trump, and are financially comfortable because you and your family is “plugged into the system” then you are almost certainly “dirty”.

        • Not that you’re not biased in favour of Trump or anything, DbN. 😉

          Seriously though if Trump pans out as all of us hope, he’ll certainly be the best U.S. Prez in my lifetime since Reagan. And he may be the last hope for we Canucks, as Canada gets flushed further down the pooper. But it’s still a big “if”.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I proudly state: “If my head were any further up Trump’s ass, I’d be able to tell you what kinds of fillings are in his molars”.

            Now, having said that, I’ll explain several reasons as to why.

            1. He is the only candidate for President EVER, to announce apologetically that he wants to build the wall and deport illegals.
            2. ALL the right people hate him and I mean down to a man.
            3. He scares the Hell out of the establishment of BOTH parties, and he scares them badly.
            4. His mere presence has alerted us to what I have suspected for a while (and later confirmed by Ann Coulter and Milo), that much of the conservative movement is bought and paid for. They are told what to say by their “patrons” and they say it.
            5. He, single-handedly, put the first serious crack in the dam of ‘political correctness’ that holds us all in bondage.
            6. His act of defiance has ‘given permission’ to others to act as well, but he was the first.

            Okay, that’s why I like Trump, in a nutshell.

          • Norman_In_New_York

            At the time Trump first announced, everybody thought he was a vanity candidate. Then he started talking and light bulbs went on in our heads.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            He said what?
            My wife picked it up even before I did.
            And then I ran with it watching most of his rallies.
            I know it’s maybe a small thing in the big picture but that debate entrance that Ben Carson flubbed and Trump stopping to stand by him as Jeb waltzed by rolling his eyes told me a lot more about him than I knew before.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            When I first heard that, I did a double take.
            Then when everyone piled on him, and he refused to back down, I knew he was something special.
            Had he apologized, like everyone was demanding at the time, he would be a forgotten memory today.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            When Trump is at the international negotiating table the strong will respect him because he’s not going to be on an apology tour.
            He’s not going to walk softly.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            My very first reaction to hearing that Trump was running, was that he was the last of the 4 horsemen to appear that markes the death of the Republic.
            Then he made his “Mexican” speech, and as they say, the rest is history.

          • Ditto on all 6 points. But please don’t make me get in there with you to check on his molars — I’m afraid of checking my own!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I have to see a dentist but we are just past paying off the bill for the kids braces.
            Double hit at five grand each.

          • Another reason to go abroad to “dangerous places” — you can get top quality dental care at a fraction of the price. Convalescing on beautiful tropical beaches in between treatments while they drill half of my head out.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Mixed emotions on that one.
            I love the beach.
            When we moved back to Manitoba we went to Winnipeg Beach.
            I kissed the ground I had missed it so much.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Even SunTV, which I subscribed to, was in hindsight a cynical grab for mandatory carriage fees by a Quebec separatist.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I also find it strange that Andrew Coyne has already turned on the Liberals.

        • Clink9

          Not invited to the best parties anymore?

          • andycanuck

            He voted NDP this time around. (Libs last time.)

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Poor Andrew Coyne!
          All he wanted was a seat at the cool table and he sold his soul for it, but still didn’t get it.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I love how a guy in California and a guy in Manitoba can have this conversation without the goddamned gatekeepers of yesteryear moderating the discussion.
      And they can’t stop it, either.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I know, it’s epic!
        Just think, had those paranoid, warmongering Americans, not decided to build a redundant communications network that could survive a nuclear war back in the 1960’s & 1970’s, and then improved upon it in the 1980’s, and then have the Cold War end, and THEN Bill Clinton did not know what to do with this “Internet” thing and so he just threw it open to all comers…
        Really, who would have know that this Internet thing would have made Gutentenberg’s printing press look like small potatoes.

        • Yep, and all the SJW’s would be galled to know that if it wasn’t for the US military releasing this technology to the general public about 25 years ago (I think it was called DARPA back then), the Internet would never exist.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            ARPANET
            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET
            The birth of TCP/IP, baby!

          • Right. Before that the only thing for the public was the old DOS-based AT-command BBS’s (Bulletin Board Systems) but not too many people knew about it. Certainly not in Canada.

            I still keep the defunct system alive on my computers and functioning modems, in case something happens to the Internet.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I remember that stuff.
            I didn’t have a computer back then.
            The hardware technology was progressing at such a stunning speed that it didn’t seem to make sense to buy one.
            And it was relatively expensive.
            I say this as someone who bought an Intellivision game console for $450 in 1982.

          • I got my first PC in ’86 by that time they were 8086’s and 8088’s. I think it was about $500. DOS was very much alive well into the ’90’s including for the first Internet connections. Windows OS hadn’t been invented yet.

          • David Smith

            From this to an iPhone 6

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Is there a drop dead date for the implementation of ipv6?

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Well, sorta.
            For internal networks, Hell, you can use IPV4 until forever.
            For Internet routed traffic,

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I only ask because of regulatory issues at work.
            The switch from one operating system to another was a difficult thing.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I updated my answer just now.

          • So I guess if you can “own” an IPv4 address it’s a pretty good investment.

      • Exile1981

        So Dance, are you feeling better now that the NDP have been turfed? I know I’ll feel better when we get rid of our mistake.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Absolutely, but I was actually more interested in the New York primary that night.
          I was tempted to take a vacation day but there was important stuff going on at work the day after.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I can’t worry about what media people, even those I support, say about each other. I don’t care. They get to be cool and sit with the other cook kids and if they start going all Mean Girls on each other, so what.

  • BeukendaalMason

    I think Trump exposed media personalities in more than one way. Those who just went after Trump with no basis and those who supported Trump with no basis. Those who pointed out Trumps flaws and MANY variances in his stances should be know for showing facts, while those who overlook Trumps MANY variances and try to justify them are shown to be just Trump shills. I wonder what everyone feels on Trumps pro-Transgender open use of bathrooms: http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/04/trump-transgender-bathrooms-222257

    • Clink9

      “I wonder what everyone feels on Trumps pro-Transgender ….”

      He could pretty much have sex with one of those trannies in the lobby of Trump Tower and I wouldn’t care, as long as he’s serious about taking on the muzzies.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I’d overlook the occasional human sacrifice.

        Q: You know, Trump is killing and eating hookers. I have video of it!
        Me: And so? Everyone’s gotta have a hobby!

        • Clink9

          Yep, I would only draw the line if he messed with my beer or dinner when I went to the washroom.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            So, I’m not supposed to do that?

          • Clink9

            Nooooooo, Guy Rule No. 1, Don’t @#%k with his food!