Alec Baldwin has taken the comic role of Donald Trump, mocking him regularly on SNL. His portrayals are nasty, much as Tina Fey’s were of Sarah Palin. Fey’s imitations did hurt Sarah Palin but Baldwin’s seem to leave Trump untouched except with the people who already hate him.
After another Saturday night with Alec Baldwin ridiculing Trump and Trump sending out one tweet in response, Fortune Magazine wrote that it was inappropriate for a future president to tweet “falsehoods’ and to go on Twitter ‘rants’. Howie Kurtz and panel discussed it on Mediabuzz Sunday and some laughed at Trump for doing it and said he is not paying attention to important matters – he should ignore it, they said. CNET said he had a ‘Twitter obsession’. HuffPo portrayed him as ‘thin-skinned’.
The skit being discussed is really only funny to people who already dislike him. It drags.
Trump tweeted back and it’s hardly a rant which is another reason media attacks don’t resonate — they don’t tell the truth:
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
The media has gone wild belittling him for tweeting at 12:30 at night. Even Fox can’t help themselves. At some point they may realize that he’s several steps ahead of them. The media might not get it yet but we do. Dick Cheney nailed it.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked of the new era of foreign policy under President-elect Donald Trump with CNN’s Barbara Starr at the Reagan Library.
Cheney said something half-jokingly that we need to keep in mind when the media tries to trash Trump for using the social media that they hope to brand as ‘fake news’. “I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it is sort of a way around the press,” Cheney said chuckling. “He doesn’t have to rely upon, uh, rely upon — this is the modern era, modern technology. He’s at the point where we don’t need you guys anymore.”
And there you have it!