I hate to say it but MSNBC has become the Fox Network of the left. It is becoming almost unbearable to watch. As Fox now paints a rosy picture of Trump and the GOP, MSNBC paints a dire picture of Trump and the GOP. MSNBC has become the channel that uses fear tactics to draw it’s listeners in. You can hear the propoganda oozing out of your television speakers. Somewhere between Fox and MSNBC lies the truth. That can be found on the BBC and to some extent, if you’re aware, CNN. Even RT and AL-Jazeera will give you a more objective look at what’s going on.
And what also needs to be addressed is this constant barrage of news, in print and television, that covers every single word of Donald Trump. Not every single outrage is newsworthy. It’s distracting. It also overwhelms the real issues of the day that need attention brought to them.
I’d say it would be more beneficial to cover what the GOP is doing behind the scenes. They are the ones coming up with the scary bills and policies. Donald Trump is more a figurehead. He’s also not a classic Republican or Democrat. He’s more of a Nationalist. He doesn’t want to go to war which goes against the grain of both establishment parties. I understand the concerns behind the Russia rumors and the call for an investigation, but I do agree with Trump’s attitude towards Russia. What’s so bad about having good relations with them? I sure don’t want to go to war with them and I don’t understand Democrats and liberals all of a sudden beating the war drums and trying to provoke them through Trump. Is it just because you don’t like Donald Trump? If so, that’s a dangerous game being played. We’re also tied closely to other bad actors in the political realm. The Saudi;’s come to mind. And yes, I wish we had good relations with North Korea, too. That would be a good thing. This doesn’t mean that Trump doesn’t scare me. He doesn’t want war, but he sure has the capability of starting one with his tweets and oft times unfiltered mouth. And although he doesn’t tow the Republican party line, he does on some things, and that can be worrisome. But the takeaway is to keep your eye on the GOP and what they are trying to advance, Donald Trump is a fabulous distraction. Everybody’s eyes and wit are focused on him, And everybody is out to see who can insult or come up with the wittiest put down of him. None of that is productive, Maybe it’s cathartic. If so, go for it. I just find it numbing after awhile. And with this administration you don’t want to become numb. Therefore I tune out any salacious headlines and stay away from debates just to berate the other side, If you do it civily, then I’m all for it.
Also, two wrongs don’t make a right, but we interfere with other country’s elections too, We’ve been known to overthrow regimes. So I wouldn’t be so outraged if other countries tried to influence our elections. Well how dare they try that on us! In the end, it seems like all Russia did was allegedly expose John Podesta‘s emails which better informed us on one candidate. Was that fair? No Did it actually effect the election? It seems I remember reading a Stanford study that said “No.” And the hacking was done in the most simplistic manner because the Democrats didn’t bother to encrypt their computers and didn’t listen to the techies about how to avoid hackers. I remember Reince Priebus, of the RNC, talk about how they had two different encryption processes on their computers and how security taught them how to prevent hacking. Maybe the Republicans listened. According to some articles I read, the DNC ignored their security briefings,
I know there’s a lot of Googling to do on what I’ve said, but do it. It’s just getting to the point where there’s too much hysteria, misinformation, and chaos going on and it’s exhausting and it;s hard to get to the truth. As I stated the other day I’m reading both left abd right leaning publications and it has really helped calm me down. The truth pretty much lies in between. I try to stay away now from some of the extremist sites although you can learn some things from them (like how far out there some people’s views are lol) Anyway, these are just my thoughts right now. I didnt cover everything because I’m rambling. There are other issues that bother me. Maybe another time.
And, yes, I know my writing is not that well and my thoughts are not fully realized, but I’m working on it. It’s hard for me to focus and say what I fully mean. And I have so much to say! Oh no! lol