Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Noxious Know-It-Alls

The unbelievably overblown egos of the members of the media continue to amaze me. These pathological extroverts who contribute nothing of their own making to society, doing little more than running around on their employer's dime stalking actual movers and shakers and then blabbing about what they saw or overheard or were told by someone who actually did the seeing and hearing literally make me ill. How do they sleep at night? (Maybe that's who's buying all that Lunesta.) Their combined egos are boundless. A half-page ad in last Sunday's New York Times says it all:



We, the poor schmucks with no functioning brain cells or ability to tell right from wrong, are supposed to believe that the planned actions of incoming president Donald Trump are already known by the brilliant minds pictured at the bottom of the ad. They know, and so we watch in order to learn.

This is why we watch Brian Williams, for example, an early purveyor of fake-news who was fired from his job as the evening anchor at NBC when it was discovered that he was making up stories out of whole cloth. After a slap on the wrist, a big payout and a seven-month leave of absence, this serial liar was then hired by the big brains at MSNBC, who proudly say, "This is who we are." Liars? Is that who they are?

Then there is Chris Matthews, who is at least palatable when he is on his meds but has admitted in the past that he has cried over an Obama speech and also once compared him to Jesus. On another occasion he described exactly what happens to him when Obama speaks: "I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often." (Good thing.)

My personal least favorite is Rachel Maddow, who is a militant lesbian and that's pretty much enough for her fans. She must be right about everything, since all those bravely-outed-on-TV homosexuals immediately command our respect, not to mention our wedding cakes. And Rachel certainly acts like she knows it all, with her snarky grin and her wringing hands and her total outrage at anyone who dares to continue to be white or Republican.

As for the couple at the far left (in the picture, not in politics), I know very little about them besides the fact that they host a daily TV show called Morning Joe that is quite popular. Joe Scarborough was once a state representative from Florida and Mika Brzezinski's father was a National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter. They banter and play to both sides of the aisle, which likely gets them twice the viewers, a nice perk.

Apparently these five people know what Trump will and will not do as president, so I'm guessing they are all endowed with supernatural abilities. What else could explain such hyperbole?

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