My cat gets tired of it after a while but not the media

From Conservativetreehouse who notes that:

It is a metaphor often used to say President Trump’s tweets and media messages are akin to watching a cat chase a red dot controlled by POTUS….   Apparently President Trump also thought it was funny.

It’s astonishing, and also depressing to find how accurate this metaphor is. Sadly, given that there are still people who read the NYT and WP and believe what they say, you really can fool some of the people all of the time.

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27 Responses to My cat gets tired of it after a while but not the media

  1. stackja

    MSM are fooled all the time.

  2. cuckoo

    Lead item on the 6.30 ‘news’ bulletin on Radio National this morning was Anthony Scaramucci calling Trump a ‘fat orange blob’. Lead item. Oh, and The Mooch also told us that Trump is intimidated by…Justin Trudeau. Because Justine is sooo good looking.

    Call me paranoid, but I often notice that Radio National runs more extreme, irresponsible items in the very early morning bulletins. The later (7am) bulletin is marginally less puerile.

    Just as the hour-long SBS evening news bulletin sometimes runs newsworthy but non-narrative-compliant items after the 7pm ‘fold’, when they know most of their meagre audience switches over to the ABC bulletin. It’s almost as if they want to be able to say they ran the item (against accusations of bias) while being sure almost no-one sees it. Like I say, paranoid.

  3. Lee

    Oh, and The Mooch also told us that Trump is intimidated by…Justin Trudeau. Because Justine is sooo good looking.

    Do these people even think before they write?

    I thought, reading the body language of Trump and Trudeau together in a very recent photo, Trump looked very self-assured and confident, while on the other hand, Trudeau looked very uncomfortable.

  4. The MSM say whatever they want and hope that the sheeple will believe them. They don’t have to hope when it comes to Leftists.

  5. None

    Look what they have done to children. Mao would be so proud.

  6. None

    Trump retweeted the Breitbart tweet on Swedish behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund who has suggested that eating other people after they die could be a means of combatting climate change. And they call Trump mad.

  7. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Pool has a great video on this.

    The media ae being trolled, he even tells them beforehand and they get trolled.

    They are the cat.

  8. duncanm

    I don’t know why its depressing.

    Its been fairly obvious since day dot, and people who can’t see it are either stupid, or blinded by their prejudices.

    I suspect the latter, in most cases.

  9. duncanm

    ps:

    This is a Trump meta-troll.

    The media will probably make a fuss of it, which just proves the point.

  10. Bruce

    Some bloke called Thomas Jefferson noted:

    “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but the newspapers”.

  11. FelixKruell

    The media will always chase the red dot controlled by the president. The difference this time is that the president thinks that’s the extent of his role.

  12. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Sure Felix.

    This is why he has met with other heads of state?

    You’re really pushing your luck saying Jim Acosta or Brian Stelter are smarter than dumb old Trump.

  13. Herodotus

    The difference is that crapologists like FK above think that the extent of their role is to fuck up threads here.
    Sinc seems to concur.

  14. FelixKruell

    Frank:

    Meeting with other heads of state is kinda the bare minimum for the role, and usually a means to an end. Not an end in itself.

    I didn’t say anyone was smarter than anyone else.

  15. FelixKruell

    Herodotus:

    Not much of a thread if my little comment was enough to fck it up. Then again, maybe I’m the only one wondering why the president is wasting his time goading the media?

  16. Then again, maybe I’m the only one wondering why the president is wasting his time goading the media?

    The media is part of the problem, a big part.
    You may think that it’s OK to be lied to and misinformed by the media, but that’s how nations are corrupted, by controlling the media.
    Trump understands this and has awakened millions across the globe to the playbook of the media.
    The man works long hours, he can also walk and chew gum at the same time.

  17. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Then again, maybe I’m the only one wondering why the president is wasting his time goading the media?

    He’s not. He’s feeding the chooks. He’s trying to do controversial stuff.

  18. Tel

    Let me get this straight … Trump was attempting to explain that if you keep going after Florida then you get to the coast of Alabama. But various media identities were insisting that hurricanes always stop when they reach Florida.

    Is that what this is about?

    Then the hurricane didn’t even get as far as Florida so the whole map was wrong from the get go.

  19. FelixKruell

    Baa:

    You may think that it’s OK to be lied to and misinformed by the media, but that’s how nations are corrupted, by controlling the media.

    You’re as bad as Rudd and his whingeing about Murdoch.

    The man works long hours, he can also walk and chew gum at the same time.

    Not according to his schedule. There’s an awfully large amount of executive time, not to mention golf.

  20. FelixKruell

    Frank:

    He’s not. He’s feeding the chooks. He’s trying to do controversial stuff.

    Why? To what end?

  21. Zatara

    He’s not. He’s feeding the chooks. He’s trying to do controversial stuff.

    Why? To what end?

    “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

    Because it bothers people who wouldn’t vote for him anyway and entertains and educates those who would

  22. 1735099

    Because it bothers people who wouldn’t vote for him anyway and entertains and educates those who would

    So “bothering people” is the role of the POTUS?
    As is “entertaining people”.
    Who knew? – I thought it was to execute and enforce the laws created by Congress within the bounds of the constitution.

  23. Zatara

    His role is to be the President of the United States.

    Your opinion of how he chooses to execute that roll couldn’t possibly be less relevant.

    The fact that apparently bothers you is just a side benefit.

  24. duncanm

    Distracting the hostile media with glittering baubles enables Trump to concentrate on the job at hand, rather than fighting ideological battles.

    As Zatara says, it also provides amusement for the rest of us.

  25. FelixKruell

    Duncann:

    Distracting the hostile media with glittering baubles enables Trump to concentrate on the job at hand, rather than fighting ideological battles.

    Really? It’s the only part of his job he seems to be concentrating on – hundreds of tweets a day. How does that let him concentrate on his actual role?

  26. stackja

    FK – DT upsetting leftists is helping USA.

  27. Donald Trump feeding the chooks is his way of entertaining the rest of the world.
    The laser pointer and cat thing is perfect.

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