Hysterical Headlines (funny or absurd) for June 1st:
Bottom Line: I've ID'd some in the media as generally being Godless, soulless and slanderous (ok, so the Godless/soulless thing is a theory...The slanderous part - that's pretty real). I've decided to grab some of the most outrageous headlines to illustrate the point of just how outrageous it's become. Here are today's examples:
- Covfefe kerfuffle: Trump's fancy keyboard antics couldn't have come at a worse time: CNBC
- Leaving the Paris Agreement Is Indefensible: Todd Stern, The Atlantic
Trump's Ignorant Attack on German Trade Policy: Gary Hufbauer, New York Daily News
1st up...Just when you thought that everyone could have fun at the President's expense without anyone getting nasty, leave it to the media to find a way to turn it serious and make it mean spirited. Trump's fudged tweet that produced the non-word of 2017 "covfefe", had all of the makings of what most of us, love him or hate him, think the President does before he goes to bed and when he wakes up...He watches news and tweets. In the case of the covfefe tweet you can actually envision the President falling asleep in the middle of punching out a tweet and sending it. It lived on the President's Twitter feed for about 5 hours until you can envision him waking up, looking at what he'd done, deleting it and sending out a tweet making fun of his mistake. Leave it to a CNBC writer to point out that the National Spelling Bee is upon us and question, albeit at times humorously, that the President isn't setting a good example. Better still the final dig...The writer cites the words that won last year's spelling bee spelled correctly by 13 and 14 year olds and asks the President if he could spell them. Of course not, and neither can the freaking writer either! Those kids spell words most dictionaries don't know that exist!
Next up... Here's an excerpt from the indefensible Paris Agreement...The entire world has signed on, save only Syria and Nicaragua. It appears that Donald Trump now means to expand that group of two to include the United States of America. Uhh...I hate to point out to all of these smarter-than-you types in the media who couldn't run a successful business to save their lives...How did the US go from a rag tag union that had just won independence to the world's leading super-power in fewer than 150 years? Was it by doing things the way all of the other kids, I mean countries, did them? What has always made the United States unique? Why had we always led in innovation and entrepreneurship? And that's to speak nothing of the fact that everyone of these bogus accords results in the US complying and most other countries screwing us as they don't comply. It never ceases to amaze...
And then there's the obligatory, Trump said x so we'll say y story of the day. Another story about how Trump is ignorant about foreign trade. I'm sure that this genius had a great deal of expertise above and beyond the President. After all Donald Trump only had business interests with 144 companies in 25 countries prior to becoming President. That wouldn't make him one of the world's preeminent experts on foreign trade but rather "Ignorant" in comparison to the brilliance of a column writer for the New York Daily News. Again you can't make this crap up...In fact the writer even correctly ID'd this point in the mist of his story:
To be sure, in 2016, Germany enjoyed a global trade surplus of $250 billion, mostly with her European neighbors, but $68 billion with the United States.
So let's see...Germany substantially benefits more from trade with the US than Americans do. Trump wants a better deal for Americans and that's "ignorant"...Got it.