So, I haven't blogged at all since the 2016 US Presidential election. And, nothing has changed.
Well, that isn't entirely true. Trump has been unique in my experience: a politician who does in office exactly what he promised on the campaign trail. And because he actually had to produce results in the real world for decades before becoming a politician, he has been running rings around the "professional" politicians.
But what I wrote in my last post two years ago, well, that hasn't changed at all. The vast majority of reporters and entertainers are still extremely political, and all on one side. Open the New York Times or watch CNN, if you've got some Ipecac handy. Every story about Trump is negative. They'll inject negative comments about Trump in stories that have nothing to do with him. Day after day, pounding on Trump and the people who voted for him.
But events have a way of disrupting the narrative. It's like the old joke about going broke. Hey journalists, how did you lose all credibility with the public? "Slowly, then all at once."
There is a reason that advertising revenue is way down across the board for these major news organizations: they've been insulting and lying to over half their potential audience, and the audience has thus left them behind. And it's finally hitting the bottom line, resulting in massive layoffs at BuzzFeed and Huffington Post and McClatchy and other "news" sites.
And they still haven't learned their lesson. If you're going to be a news site, then just tell us the news. Leave your personal opinions out of it. Be professional.
Either do that, or learn to code.