People who have followed my career as a political writer know I was initially against Trump and supported and worked on the Cruz campaign during the primary. This was due strictly to the fact that Cruz had a track record and Trump did not, in addition to the fact that the unpolished Trump was all over the place on on some issues (sometimes on the same issue).
I had correctly predicted that after a primary in which the media would give disproportionate coverage to the media icon Trump while blacking out coverage for some of the more established conservative candidates, that the love affair would end the moment he had wrapped up the nomination.
The day of the Indiana primary I took my final swings for my candidate against perhaps the most effective and feared/respected political operative in modern American history (Roger Stone) on Newsmax. I was unaware of any plan for Cruz to drop out if he lost that night, as he had accumulated several hundred delegates and was polling over Trump in California at the time.
I wrote in a social media posting that evening:
The all out Trump bashing will begin now from the mainstream media. Try as we did to keep it an issues based endeavor, this primary was about stupid nicknames, smearing and false innuendo.
Trump has been the victim of unwarranted attacks designed to call into question the legitimacy of his victory since that day. Unmentioned by the media has been the miraculous economic recovery, spearheaded by an aggressive deregulation campaign and tax reform.
You never hear about the decimation of ISIS. You never hear about historically low Black and Latino unemployment. The media seems more interested in Stormy Daniels and the yet unproven Russian Collusion theory.
With that backdrop set, last night may have marked a turning point in pop culture's obsession with the 45th president. A show where the president is not constantly attacked nabbed "Yuge" ratings? Say it ain't so!
The new/old ABC series, "Roseanne," was rebooted last night as it returned to TV Tuesday after an over 20 hiatus. The show averaged 18.2 million viewers.
It's success is representative of the true sentiments of the American people. Let's not forget that Trump won the election rather easily and flipped many states that had previously voted for Obama.
Regardless of how the out of touch mainstream media would like to spin it, the Democrats have been on a downward spiral since the 2010 midterm. It is more Trump's America than the strange, self-hating dystopia that Obama tried to brainwash citizens into accepting.
Ultimately, in Hollywood money talks. The success of a show the relates to the concerns of the Average citizen has proven to be a powerhouse. Is this the beginning of a major shift in the media's treatment of President Trump? Share your opinion in the comments section below.