A major Trump resignation announcement exploded across the media this afternoon. The news blared across the digital media landscape first, with the Drudge Report running it as the top headline on the page, complete with a full showcase picture.
“Howard Stern Calls On Trump To Resign” blared the headline. Stern made the comments on his shock-jock radio show, as reported by the Sun:
“I do think it would be extremely patriotic of Donald to say ‘I’m in over my head and I don’t want to be president anymore.’
“It’d be so patriotic that I’d hug him and then I’d go back to Mar-a-Lago and have a meal with him and feel good about him because it would be such an easy thing to do.”
A few weeks ago Stern was slammed for suggesting Trump and his supporters should drink disinfectant and “drop dead.”
He was responding to the president suggesting ingesting disinfectant could help treat coronavirus at a press briefing.
First of all, I don’t even blame Stern. He’s a shock jock. He says stupid things to get attention. He’s just doing what he does, even if it makes him look like an idiot.
I DO blame the media though. Why should anyone ever listen to anything Stern says about politics? Why are Stern’s ramblings front-page news on Drudge?
If you’ve been reading the mainstream media over the last few weeks, you’ve been ingesting a steady diet of panic, fear and rage, most of it designed to hurt President Trump politically.
Howard Stern’s ramblings fit the agenda for that today, and so he’s getting attention. You’re getting played Howard.
Thankfully, the average American has caught on to what Stern hasn’t. The media coverage of the coronavirus and every other newsworthy item over the last three and a half years isn’t reality. It’s political theatre, plain and simple.