Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Art of Misdirection

For my final post of November, I'm going to regress for a moment and offer a brief observation on the political front.
If you've had enough of politics or if you are a big fan of President Elect Trump, you might want to just move along. Nothing ugly here, just an observation.

If DJT were a magician (he would no doubt proclaim himself to be the greatest magician with the best tricks, better than any other magician's tricks), there would always be people in the audience that would heckle him with "I saw that!"
(He would have them thrown out or beat up)

Oh sure, he would fool a great number of people that just came to be entertained, but for the people that scrutinize magic -- not so much.
The same can be said for his politics.

I'm not following too closely everything that is going on with his transition team and cabinet appointments. I am following closely enough to be disturbed by most of his choices. And I've learned that every time something really outrageous appears on his Twitter account, something even more outrageous is about to go barely noticed on the political front. Magicians know that a big action covers a little action.

While liberal media jumps on the fact that he is tweeting based on fake news stories, he bottom deals a card that gets little attention. The more conservative news outlets jump on the liberal side for jumping on their candidate and hardly anybody pays attention to the real news. It would be interesting to see just how outrageous and inflammatory his tweets would get if people stopped giving them any attention.

I have to say that I have been pretty disappointed in the media over the past year. DJT has played them like a cheap magician at a 5 year old's birthday party.
...And they don't appear to have learned anything along the way.

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Well, that does it for National Blog Posting Month!
Yay for me!
I managed to post daily for a whole month!

John <><

5 comments:

Hell Hound said...

So there's method for his tweets!

Mike said...

Congrats on NoPOBloMo.

And Trump is proving to be a sneaky SOB.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I think you have something there! Did D.J.T. play poker while in college?

allenwoodhaven said...

A very astute observation. I wish that the media realized this and followed up with the bottom card dealing.

Anne Hill said...

Very well written. He has "played" them well and no, sadly, they haven't learned. I don't see any change in that coming soon either.