Hooray for Steve Bannon!!! Steve Bannon said this week what we wrote years ago. Recall we called it the “Big Media Party” back in November 2007:
The rise of a new political party – The Big Media Party.
Readers of Big Pink will notice that we regularly refer to “Big Media” not the generally approved MSM (Main Stream Media) utilized by Big Bloggers and the idiot “frame” obsessed to describe the current state of American journalism. [snip]
It is with that history in mind that we refer to the modern media establishment as “Big Media”. Big Media therefore is “big” not so much because of the size of their resources as because of the influence their members could exert on many companies and in many fields of activity.
The Big Media Party fights for its power and their interests. The Big Media Party is an animal of prey and the prey is the public. These are not crusading journalists of yore fighting to right some miscarriage of justice perpetrated by corrupt public officials or exposing sneaky business leaders enriching themselves via fraudulent practices. The Big Media Party fights for the power and privileges of Big Media, with deception and distortion, against the public interest.
We wrote our analysis of the “Big Media Party” during the election cycle which pitted Hillary Clinton versus Barack Obama. We saw clearly that the Big Media Party and the cabal of Democrat power brokers such as Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi wanted to shift the party/coalition of FDR, which defended the white working class, into the abomination which is the Obama coalition. Kennedy/Reid/Pelosi succeeded in their aims but ultimately failed because their success led to President Donald J. Trump – which is exactly what we predicted would happen.
So abusive and deceptive is Big Media, the Big Media Party, as especially witnessed during the 2016 election against Donald J. Trump, that the majority of the public now understands these are not people nor an institution which protects American values.
So transparently self-interested is the Big Media Party, so failed to report anything like “news”, so abusive and determined to promote propaganda is the Big Media Party, so contrary to reality is Big Media “reportage” that many Americans were genuinely shocked at the November 2016 election results.
Those like us here at Big Pink, who understood (as we repeatedly stated), that 2016 was a change election and that the candidate of change would win, were not surprised on election night 2016. We watched the Big Media Party warp election coverage to try to manipulate the outcome. On the Friday before the election we predicted a Trump win and spoke to the meaning of a Trump victory:
The biggest win for the American people when Trump wins: calculated, data driven, “ground game”, bloodless, poll dictated, campaigns will have been beaten by a candidate and campaign that spoke in plain English, not poll calculated and crafted terminology.
Second biggest win for the American people when Trump wins: SMASH BIG MEDIA AND THE RULING POLITICAL CLASS. The scum will be driven from the pond. The vampires will be garlicked. The snakes in the pit will be killed by the American people – with the Trump stick.
All the above is our long-winded way of celebrating Steve Bannon’s burst of honest reality in the pages of the New York Times this week:
Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’
WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief White House strategist, laced into the American press during an interview on Wednesday evening, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by an election outcome few anticipated, and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration.
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Mr. Bannon said during a telephone call.
“I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.” [snip]
“The elite media got it dead wrong, 100 percent dead wrong,” Mr. Bannon said of the election, calling it “a humiliating defeat that they will never wash away, that will always be there.”
“The mainstream media has not fired or terminated anyone associated with following our campaign,” Mr. Bannon said. “Look at the Twitter feeds of those people: they were outright activists of the Clinton campaign.” [snip]
“That’s why you have no power,” Mr. Bannon added. “You were humiliated.” [snip]
“The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work.”
“You’re the opposition party,” Mr. Bannon said. “Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media’s the opposition party.”
We just hit peak Big Pink. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Steve Bannon!
Steven Bannon agrees with us that Big Media is the “opposition party”. “Not the Democratic Party, You’re the opposition party.” We read that and we faint every time, giddy with joy, exhausted from peak Big Pink trips to Nirvana! The Big Media Party Is The Enemy:
As we have written repeatedly, Big Media is the enemy. The Hollywood establishment and the lowlifes of the entertainment industry are but another swamp that must be drained. Fortunately, for every American who sees the need to destroy Big Media and the cohorts of the left, Donald J. Trump will soon be President of the United States. Sometimes you get what you need.
We needed someone to declare that Big Media is a political party, the real opposition. That that someone is Steve Bannon is extra luscious because of who Steve Bannon is:
White House and Hill GOP leaders are astonished by the unambiguous, far-reaching power of Steve Bannon and policy guru Stephen Miller over, well, just about everything:
They wrote the Inaugural speech and set in fast motion a series of moves to cement Trump as an America-first Nationalist.
They maneuvered to get more key allies inside the White House and positioned for top agency jobs.
They wrote many of the executive orders, sometimes with little input from others helping with the transition.
They egged on Trump to take a combative approach with the media, China, Mexico and critics.
And Bannon punctuated the week with a full-throated, Trump-pleasing bashing of the media … [snip]
Pre-conventional wisdom: A conservative leader told Axios’ Jonathan Swan that Reince Priebus’ people were feeling like they “won November and December,” having filled the White House with so many loyalists. The spin was that Reince was outmaneuvering Bannon and would be the real power source. But now it’s dawning on them, as Trump makes his early moves, that maybe they spoke too soon.
The dull and lame-brained do not think Big Media can be beaten. These defeatists believe the best strategy is the one Hillary Clinton employed, which is to collaborate with the enemy and eventually turn into the servants of the Big Media Party. How did that work out?
Joe Scarborough advises President Donald J. Trump to surrender, because “the media always wins”:
After the first super successful week it is clear President Trump will listen to Steve Bannon. That’s why Trump trumps.