The following excerpt is from a fascinating article about how Trump has disemboweled the right. Earlier it talks about the irony of the establishment oriented, neo-liberal Trump having garnered such support from the likes of Drudge, Coulter, Hannity, and the Breitbartless Breitbart media. Now Trump's campaign is allegedly being managed by Bannon, the current leader of Breitbart's empire.
Breitbart had an interesting mortal exit, a personal Brexit if you will, and the timing of it all might make the more Machiavellian oriented think that perhaps his heart attack was engineered. Perhaps Breitbart was not inclined to bend over and do the Trumpet, an homage to the Reuchlin / Roman Piso allusion.
As such, I have previously speculated that the contemporary redux of the Jewish War End Times might include being played out in political warfare terms, at least on the home front, while we are 'magically' distracted by strangeness in the Middle East.
If one pays close attention, the central dialectic of the campaign is that of globalism versus nationalism, with Trump duplicitously playing the role of Josephus while he is really in cahoots with the interests of the Clintons. But, he is saying all the wrong stuff in the right way
and backed by certain media outlets that had previously been placed to attract rabid attention by those who had been correctly disenchanted with the programmatic Degradation, to Culture writ large. Meaning beyond just the 'entertainment' domain and including government, education, etc..
The one theme that Trump has stuck to to differentiate himself from Hillary is that of globalism, albeit he is softening on illegal immigration, but he has so psychologically entrained his following by now that they don't give a damn.
Of course, the Libertarian candidate is predictably for Free Trade (as opposed to Fair Trade), overtly supporting the TPP as did Hillary. Crony globalism uber alles.
Some conservatives did try to fight back against Trump, pleading with their audiences to see what they contended to be the rational point of view, but their arguments fell on deaf ears.
One of the chief problems, Sykes said, was that it had become impossible to prove to listeners that Trump was telling falsehoods because over the past several decades the conservative news media had “basically eliminated any of the referees, the gatekeepers.”
“There's nobody,” he lamented. “Let's say that Donald Trump basically makes whatever you want to say, whatever claim he wants to make. And everybody knows it's a falsehood. The big question of my audience, it is impossible for me to say that, 'By the way, you know it's false.' And they'll say, ‘Why? I saw it on Allen B. West.' Or they'll say, 'I saw it on a Facebook page.' And I'll say, 'The New York Times did a fact check.' And they'll say, 'Oh, that's The New York Times. That's bulls---.’ There's nobody — you can't go to anybody and say, 'Look, here are the facts.’”
“And I have to say that's one of the disorienting realities of this political year. You can be in this alternative media reality and there's no way to break through it," Sykes continued. "And I swim up stream because if I don't say these things from some of these websites, then suddenly I have sold out. Then they'll ask what's wrong with me for not repeating these stories that I know not to be true.”
Ziegler said he faced much of the same problem.
“If you are a conservative talk show host, which I am, if you don't accept that it's likely Hillary Clinton has taken part in multiple murders, or that Barack Obama is a Muslim extremist sympathizer who was probably born outside this country — if you don't accept those two things it's almost as if you're a sellout. You're a RINO. You're somehow part of the liberal elite. It's nuts. It's making my own show very difficult to do. It's almost where to the point where we are not able to function.”
He continued: “It's almost like it's a disease, and it's taken over people. I don't remember this being the case four years ago. But something has happened. Something snapped. But now all of a sudden, if a story comes out, and it's not on Breitbart or endorsed by Drudge, it can't be true. Especially if it's about Donald Trump. Which is flat out ludicrous.”
Asked why none of his criticism of Trump seemed to put a chink in the real-estate mogul's armor, Beck paused for a brief moment: "I think that people are very lost and they don't know what to do at this point."
“When this is all over, we have to go back. There's got to be a reckoning on all this,” Sykes said. “We've created this monster.”
“And look, I'm a conservative talk show host. All conservative hosts have basically established their brand as being contrasted to the mainstream media. So we have spent 20 years demonizing the liberal mainstream media. And by the way, a lot of it has been justifiable. There is real bias,” he continued.
“But, at a certain point you wake up and you realize you have destroyed the credibility of any credible outlet out there,” Sykes concluded. “And I am feeling, to a certain extent, that we are reaping the whirlwind at that. And I have to look in the mirror and ask myself, 'To what extent did I contribute?’”
"America is a great place to make a living off an identity crisis. I mean, these guys just sold out to the highest bidder," said Rick Tyler, the former communications director for Cruz’s presidential campaign. "If you're a conservative, you couldn't have possibly gotten on board with Trump. It's not reconcilable."
Trump, of course, was not a man known for his conservative credentials. On a host of issues normally instrumental to winning over the support of the conservative media, he had famously taken liberal positions. Even while running in the primaries, he split with the party on key issues.
Trump fired up crowds with anti-free trade rhetoric, said it was a disastrous mistake to go into Iraq, and got behind so-called touchback amnesty — all things that would normally send the conservative press into a frenzy.
But the loudest voices on the right got behind him. Drudge, Breitbart, Hannity, and best-selling conservative author Ann Coulter all supported his candidacy. Even more surprising, however, was that these very same voices were somehow able to turn the most beloved conservatives into pariahs.
"these guys just sold out to the highest bidder"
Well, perhaps they sold out to the highest bidder, but who was that bidder, and why do they all seem to be going along with supporting such a double agent. I suggest that they were all sleeper agents of globalism all along. This is all an orchestrated affair with very high stakes and to pretend that such people don't play such Machiavellian games is an insult to Machiavelli.