Media fights Trump non-stop, then whines about being called “the opposition”?

Poor scared babies…

They are “the opposition”…

Is he wrong? Nope.


During the campaign, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Vox and other growing players explicitly referred to Trump as “racist,” among other descriptors, while the outpouring of anti-Trump editorials from newspapers largely followed the argument that Trump was a unique threat to American democracy as we know it.

But some outlets have taken this notion a step further in explicit appeals to their audiences following Trump’s unexpected victory. Fusion Editor in Chief Dodai Stewart labeled her publication as “the voice of the resistance” in an editor’s note nodding to a diverse, millennial audience. In a message to Slate podcast listeners, Jacob Weisberg solicited new memberships with a pre-program message promising to “keep telling the truth about [Trump] and resisting the pressure to normalize his behavior.”

“We will count ourselves members of the loyal opposition—loyal to the United States of America and opposed to the policies proposed by the president-elect during his campaign,” Daily Beast boss John Avlon added in a note published soon after Trump secured victory on November 8. “The policies candidate Trump has proposed represent an existential challenge to our civic fabric, liberal values, and world order.”

The normalization of the anti-normalization view even surfaced Tuesday night at the annual black-tie gala for the Committee to Protect Journalists, where CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour used her keynote address to issue a cri de coeur to the assembled establishment to fight an “existential crisis” for journalism posed by Trump.

That’s from November, they know what they are doing.

They are what they are. Call them out.

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