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US elections: Western media stopped reporting and began shaping opinion

Donald Trump has won. Against the odds, against the polls, against the massive attacks from the media that have gone to great lengths during the past several months to depict him as a monster, a cannibal, a flaw in the pattern, a Putin-fan, a war-monger, a racist, an abomination, the worst candidate in all of history. Every article, well, every paragraph in an article contained a disparaging word like ‘populist’ or ‘populism’ in reference to Trump.

The mainstream mass media rather than reporting began shaping the opinion of the people. And they don’t seem to have learnt the lesson.

Let us survey the titles a day after: The US has elected its most dangerous leader. We all have plenty to fear (Guardian); President Trump: the unthinkable reality that divides America and signals a new era in world politics (Independent); Trump triumph: shocking upset as outsider harnesses voters’ discontent (The New York Times); German politicians express shock (Deutsche Welle); Donald Trump shocks the world to clinch White House (France 24).

The powers that be so desperately wanted to prevent Donald Trump from becoming the 45th president that they chose to treat people like, excuse using the word, sheeple, telling them in no uncertain terms how a “decent” citizen was supposed to vote and how he was to assess the candidates.

Which was by far not the first instance of media manipulation. Much the same could be observed in the run-up to Brexit: if you relied on the mainstream media, you ran away with the impression that only mentally retarded people could possible vote Britain out of the Union. The same story repeated itself in the case of Donald Trump.

In either case the media acted as scaremongers trying to paint the blackest possible picture should Donald Trump win are Brexit occur. That bleak future of theirs held in store collapsing stock exchanges, rampant racism and xenophobia, international isolation and attending condemnation of the respective countries, a relapse into bigotry and fanaticism.

Much though the pundits and propagandists applied themselves to the task, it did not work. The despised sheeple went their own way. Their shepherds were too pushy, and the preconditioning was overdone and hence ineffective.

The Gefira team rather than influencing the opinion of the readership did their best at reporting facts (see: Even if Trump loses the genie is out of the bottle). We watched closely the presidential candidates and the powerful players behind them. We arrived at the conclusion that despite the fact that Donald Trump threw down the gauntlet as a virtual outsider, he must have been supported by a part of the American elites who in turn must have realized that the United States had gone the wrong way and needed a political overhaul. We also found out a deep divide, a chasm that had formed and split Americans: on the one hand self-satisfied affluent, cosmopolitan elites and on the other the rapidly disappearing middle class, the America of the interior, the traditional America, the America of the disappointed masses. Some of the elites may have decided to latch onto the popular discontent.

3 comments on “US elections: Western media stopped reporting and began shaping opinion

  • Art Buckland says:

    The economic and political issues you discuss are substantive and well reasoned.
    What is missing in the analysis is the “Whitelash” part of the vote. Many of the white voters (the huge difference of the “white” numbers at an astounding 70+% more for Trump than Clinton) were in part driven by Trump’s play to racism. Trump is the man who stated Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya to kick off his campaign. It is the “We will build a wall against rapists, etc from Mexico” overt appeal to racism. It is referring to Clinton as “weak”. Code for women are not strong enough to lead. It is the constant repeating of false derogatory claims by race, creed, and gender though he knew them to be incorrect. It is why he was publicly supported by the Ku Klux Klan and other fringe organizations which he was slow to reject sometimes (always with a wink and a nod) and never repudiated any.

    • Thank for your comment.
      The Ku Klux Klan is an interesting to start with. Dave Duke, the Grand Wizard who endorsed Trump, is the only public person in the US who is openly antisemitic.
      The daughter of Donald Trump is Jewish, and his son married a Jewish woman. The press knew this and still were pressing him on this subject. Remarkable Mr Trump never refers to his Jewish family nor did the press. His campaign is paid by Jewish bankers and Karl Icahn (Jew) was his first big financial supporter.
      It is remarkable that these facts are unknown by the European press-corps.
      Ivanka Trump and Shabbat: Pure family time
      We can assure you; there is no relation between the Ku Klux Klan and Trump, he is too close with the Jewish community.

      The race issue is more complicated. Trump was supported by Herman Cain and Ben Carson. According to our estimation, Trump has the same support under blacks as previous candidates (except during Obama election)

      The wall is an interesting one. In Europe, we build huge walls in Ceuta and Melilla against Africans.

      The racial issue is more complex. We can not deny that there are racial problems in the US and Europe. Political correctness try to hide these problems. However, these problems are real.
      Many problems are racial related, and communities are racially divided in Western Europe and the US. For example gun, violence is a racial issue, but this is a taboo.
      The belief in equality has become a religion; the European multicultural experiment is based on many wrong premises. As Clinton said, the US is more divided than ever. Blaming it on the white is a simplification of the problem.
      To believe that the difference in prosperity between Europe and Africa has to do with the people that populate these continents is racism. But we can hardly deny it.
      In Europe and the US, the ruling elite try to portray themselves as multicultural and diverse, especially in the media. They enforce the multicultural society on their people.
      At the same time have a look at this video. (second half)
      Commissar is visiting a migrant neighbourhood (banlieue) in Paris under cover of hundred massive armed police. This same elitist that protect themselves is telling the native people that they are racist and Islamophobic if they do not want to live among these immigrants.
      You are right Trump used this in his campaign like a politician. But we can not reduce it to a mere white supremacy problem.
      These issues will be important for Gefira especially in the European context. We will write about it the future. More racial tensions are going on in Europe than the mainstream media talk about.
      We will keep you informed. We are very pessimistic, the Dutch and German multicultural society and the France “Laicite” will end in a disaster. We are very pessimistic, and we are 90% sure it will end in bloodshed in Europe,

    • The Gefira is about anticipation. We make prognoses based on analyses of the news. We have proofed that our predictions and analyses on many issues are much better than those of renowned institutes.

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