Friday, August 19, 2016


Interesting take on the Trump movement.

Back in June, Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison reported that Trump was “considering creating his own media business, built on the audience that has supported him thus far in his bid to become the next president of the United States.” A person briefed on Trump’s thinking told Ellison that it went like this: “Win or lose, we are onto something here. We’ve triggered a base of the population that hasn’t had a voice in a long time.” One of Ellison’s sources also reported that Trump resents the fact that he has helped raise the ratings of certain news organizations, such as CNN, without getting a cut of the additional revenues. Trump has “gotten the bug,” the source said, “so now he wants to figure out if he can monetize it.”

[source : What Are Donald Trump, Roger Ailes, and Steve Bannon Really Up To?, New Yorker Magazine,, 18th August 2016]

It would explain why Trump rants against "biased media", when he appears on Fox News which propagandised for war on Iraq.

And it would explain why Alex Jones ditched his beloeved Libertarianism...

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