What is the media going to do now? It is funny in a sad way. In the last few years, we’ve had to endure so much garbage from the “liberal media.” Of course, we showed them. The midterms turned out to be less of a red wave than a blue acknowledgment.
The American people acknowledged that WE were the party of truth, that they did not want the archaic ideas of the GOP, that they’d had it. And now many in the media have a problem. Because many of them have been engaged in the game of great pretending.
“Red wave, red wave, red wave.” This was the year-long (actually longer) ongoing chirp from – from who? From nearly every single pundit, certainly, those television pundits who blithely, without any evidence, started making preparations for a life under republican rule.
CBS hired Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s sycophant-in-chief. Remember that little scandal? Many began to protest CBS but they reportedly said they had to hire him because they needed access to Republicans. I suppose they were preparing for the non-existent red wave. Fooled you, CBS.
Then there was ABC, who hired Chris Christie, who lit up our screens many a time with both sides garbage. Fooled you. Then, of course, there was CNN. CNN — how STUPID must they feel?
How many people were let go because CNN was reportedly moving to the right? It seemed for a while every week, there was another CNN casualty. Many of the more aggressive Trump haters were canceled, moved around, simply forgotten by their own network. Fooled you.
The media was taken for a ride — by their own hubris. They were fooled by their own egos, their art of pretending they knew their own audiences and what they wanted. And now, many of them will have to regroup. They will have to admit somehow they were wrong — not an easy thing to do in television.
And yet they must because their ratings suck, and they have no choice. All these people they hired in anticipation of a red wave, all the people let go, in anticipation of a republican majority, all the endless prognosticating and pretending have left many in the media looking like idiots.
They had better leave their egos at the door, or they will continue to shed viewers and have virtually no credibility at all because: They never fooled us.