In a breathless defense of the media for Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal reporter Bret Stephens, calls out Trump supporters for their Stalinist streak.
The neverTrump, pseudo-conservative elitist is very upset that Trump is putting the media down and says Trump is replacing the mainstream media with organizations he agrees with like Breitbart.
Adding Breitbart to news conferences doesn’t mean he’s replacing the mainstream. Stephens says nothing in his piece about the lies, misleading information, and one-sided articles the press puts out every day.
He did, however, find the supposed reason people follow Trump – they have a bit of Stalin in them. Stalin of course is the mass murderer responsible for 56 to 62 million “unnatural” deaths. He sees Stalin in Trump supporters but not the violent groups running rampant throughout our major cities.
Is this a step up from being called Brown Shirts, Deplorables, Hitlerites, KKK?
“But whatever else one might say about President Clinton, what we have now is the crack-cocaine version of that,” Stephens wrote.
Trump is the crack-cocaine version of Bill Clinton
“If a public figure tells a whopping lie once in his life, it’ll haunt him into his grave. If he lies morning, noon and night, it will become almost impossible to remember any one particular lie. Outrage will fall victim to its own ubiquity. It’s the same truth contained in Stalin’s famous remark that the death of one man is a tragedy but the death of a million is a statistic.”
That sounds more descriptive of the media.
Stephens says the Stalinist Trumpsters are hypocritical for not calling out the hypocrisy of Trump as they did with Bill Clinton.
Stephens cites the 1953 work,The Captive Mind, by the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, citing “the psychological and intellectual pathways through which some of his former colleagues in Poland’s post-war Communist regime allowed themselves to be converted into ardent Stalinists.”
“They wanted to believe. They were willing to adapt. They thought they could do more good from the inside. They convinced themselves that their former principles didn’t fit with the march of history, or that to hold fast to one’s beliefs was a sign of priggishness and pig-headedness. They felt that to reject the new order of things was to relegate themselves to irrelevance and oblivion. They mocked their former friends who refused to join the new order as morally vain reactionaries. They convinced themselves that, brutal and capricious as Stalinism might be, it couldn’t possibly be worse than the exploitative capitalism of the West.
The deplorable are now Stalinists without a decent thought process. So says the elitist Bret Stephens who is being lauded for this and his other anti-Trump editorials.
In August, the arrogant Iraq War artifact Stephens, who staunchly defended George W. Bush and Bill Kristol’s nation-building experiment, is a pillar of the exiled Republican Establishment.
He tweeted that Sean Hannity is “Fox News’ dumbest anchor”. Stephens slammed Hannity for saying he was “sick and tired” of Republicans for going on and on about how upset they are over Donald Trump’s feud with Saudi-connected DNC speaker Khizr Khan.
Hannity lashed back in self-defense:
“He is a typical arrogant elitist who is incapable of understanding the plight of millions upon millions of Americans in poverty, on food stamps and out of the labor force,” Hannity told Breitbart News, referring to Stephens.
“He is incapable of recognizing the danger of record debt and deficits and unfunded liabilities. He is incapable of recognizing the danger of open borders and refugees that are not properly vetted,” Hannity continued.
“He is incapable of understanding the danger of electing a president who refuses to say the words ‘radical Islam,’ who supports the Iranian deal that gives the number one state sponsor of terrorism $150 billion and the right to move forward with its nuclear program,” Hannity pressed on in conversation with Breitbart News, referring to Stephens.
“He is an elitist who refuses to recognize that weak, spineless, feckless, visionless Republicans who abandoned every promise they ever made, and every principle they ever espoused, helped facilitate the entire Obama agenda,” Hannity stated for the record.
“He deserves Hillary’s Supreme Court selections. He deserves the unvetted refugees living next door to him. He deserves the economy in decline that will continue, and he deserves the consequences of a foreign policy predicated on appeasement.”