Monday, December 21, 2015

Obama: Attack the media, don't point out the problem.

The media is a narcissistic self-possessed mirror watcher. It can't help but gaze at its' own work and see it in the best light. When Obama points out the hysteria caused by the media, he shouldn't make it a talking point - he should attack them for making things worse.

When Obama points out like a rational person:

"If you've been watching television for the last month, all you have been seeing, all you have been hearing about is these guys with masks or black flags who are potentially coming to get you," he said in the NPR interview. "So I understand why people are concerned about it."
"Look, the media is pursuing ratings," he added later. "This is a legitimate news story. I think that, you know, it's up to the media to make a determination about how they want to cover things."

The modern president is not familiar with wartime propaganda. The leaders of old understood that while media should be free it's power for ill in a time of war was a serious problem if not checked. Obama needs to ridicule that same free press that is self-consumed with non-critical analysis and fear mongering that drives their profits at the expense of the people that they supposedly represent.

The fact is that 1100 people killed by ISIS is a tiny blip on the map lost in the noise of car crashes.   The USA could kill 10,000 people a day forever. So in reality ISIS is a tiny shit stain on humanity that is overblown to elephantine status by stupid people over-estimating their lack of thought on the subject.

Time for Obama to summon his inner-Trump and blast them for their incompetence. At least then he would be in quorum with the American people.