There is a new meme making the rounds, and I wanted to do a little scientific analysis on its potential meaning.

The news maelstrom was also a fitting coda to the capital’s whirlwind January, which never let you catch your breath. It began with the president taunting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he had a “bigger” and “more powerful” nuclear button on his desk, proceeded to waltz through rumors of a possible Oprah Winfrey 2020 presidential run and ended with a State of the Union address Tuesday that by now many people have probably forgotten.

As a HuffPost headline summed up the past 31 days: “What a year this month has been.”

Actually, the “news maelstrom” has been more of a shit-storm, as the mainstream media covers each aspect of the Trump’s presidency, from his hamburger consumption to his wife’s State of the Union attire, in a breathless, clickbait-filled competition to land the one, great controversy that will bring down his administration…or at least earn them social media acclaim. American pundits are so desperate to prove they were right about what an incompetent, corrupt, womanizing, incestuous, drooling, delusional, Hitler-loving idiot Trump supposedly is, their distortion of reality has created a time warp in which one month equals a year.

What is even more appalling is that these geniuses think they are being dreadfully clever. Take the original HuffPost article, which is truly a marvel:

…HuffPost spoke with a number of sources closely associated with the news. Even they were bewildered that news events actually happened within the calendar month. They described January as “long.”

“What month are we in?” asked one.

Another wondered whether the government shutdown happened in December or January.

“That’s crazy,” said a third person, upon learning that the shutdown was still in effect JUST LAST WEEK.

Here, in reverse chronological order, is a list of just some of the things that actually happened in January 2018

Then the article goes on to list the news items for this month…many of them #FakeNews items or press-generated dramas that did nothing more than move the media’s preferred narrative. Here is what is offered for one, select day in January:

Jan. 26

― A Trump administration pick reportedly wore a fake nose to help her daughter pass her driving test.

― Trump goes to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He is praised for being “presidential” when he successfully reads from a teleprompter but is booed when he criticizes the media as “fake.”

I think I can speak for a number of Legal Insurrection authors that one month also seems like a year to us, too. This is because we are forced to travel to Planet Resistance, take a few readings, then correct, refute, or provide additional, critical details on the piffle that is being offered as serious journalism by our press.

I believe all of us would be grateful if our press returned to the reality of Planet Earth and offer substantially more fact-based reports, instead of politically punditry dressed up as news.

While our journalists remain on Planet #Resistance, expect more insipid memes and #TrumpHate.


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