Narcissist, loser, arrogant, weak, dishonest, liar, dangerous, ignorant, idiot. These are just a few of the many words used to describe Donald Trump, and just to make it easier for everyone we can use many of the same words to describe Hillary Clinton and media as well. That’s very thoughtful of them as many of us have a limited vocabulary.
I did an experiment a while back. It wasn’t meant as an experiment, but it turned out to be one anyway. I didn’t watch, listen to or read mainstream news for almost a year. I used alternative sites and I concluded I didn’t miss mainstream.
There is a tendency to follow the crowd. I still don’t pay much attention to the news. Most national radio stations in Norway have three minutes of news every hour and that gives me most of the big national and international headlines. There’s been an awful lot of Donald Trump this weekend. There’s always been people criticising Trump, but the bandwagon appears to have been rather crowded this weekend. It’s suddenly popular and safe enough for everyone to join.
I do have one favourite. Someone shared a story about a more than a hundred year old woman, and she was determined to live a few weeks longer so that she could choose not to vote for Trump. I think she deserved a better alternative.
The timing is interesting. There is another TV debate between the two candidates tonight and there’s been a rumour about a possible leak revealing a side of Hillary Clinton she wants to hide. There is only one story that gets attention at the moment because media has no agenda. They just want to help us make decisions based on the honest truth.
In this case you couldn’t go wrong if you criticised Trump, but his opponent is hardly a saint. It wouldn’t be politics if we didn’t get shit flying in both directions, so it wouldn’t surprise me if some of Hillary’s mails surfaced out of the blue. The question is whether the content would surprise anyone. Many were willing to vote for Trump before this weekend after all, and it’s not because they thought he was a decent sort.