…should be creating for itself a massive civil war that (God willing) destroys it and liberates the rest of us from its evil, baleful, destructive power.
Here’s the deal: The Murdoch Lie Machine is beginning the process of telling its audience of brainwashed suckers who “think for themselves” and “do their own research” that they are now to think for themselves that Trump is Old and Busted and DeSantis is the New Hotness. That’s why the NY Post recently declared that Trump is “unworthy” of re-election in 2024:
As his followers stormed the Capitol, calling for his vice president to be hanged, President Donald Trump sat in his private dining room, watching TV, doing nothing.
For three hours, seven minutes.
There has been much debate over whether Trump’s rally speech on Jan. 6, 2021, constituted “incitement.” That’s somewhat of a red herring. What matters more — and has become crystal clear in recent days — is that Trump didn’t lift a finger to stop the violence that followed.
And he was the only person who could stop what was happening. He was the only one the crowd was listening to. It was incitement by silence.
He thought the violence of his loyal followers would make Pence crack, or delay the vote altogether.
To his eternal shame, as appalled aides implored him to publicly call on his followers to go home, he instead further fanned the flames by tweeting: “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution.”
His only focus was to find any means — damn the consequences — to block the peaceful transfer of power.
There is no other explanation, just as there is no defense, for his refusal to stop the violence.
It’s up to the Justice Department to decide if this is a crime. But as a matter of principle, as a matter of character, Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again.
Don’t imagine for one second that Murdoch or the rest of the Right Wing Lie Machine have grown a conscience. Nor have the GOP. They are deeply complicit in Trump’s criminal actions. But they are also good at distracting the mob of unthinking sheep who listent to them by changing the subject and getting them whipped into a lather for their next grift. They can see what their deluded marks cannot: that Trump is now being investigated by Merrick Garland’s DOJ after the January 6 committee spent the summer amassing an absolutely damning body of evidence against him that only the blindest and stupidest MAGA moron has managed to ignore. They know, though their gullible audience does not, that Garland’s actual track record includes the convictions (with zero leaks before indictment, 100% conviction and no turnovers on appeal) of Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and the Unabomber. They can see the writing on wall that the gods will grind Trump slowly, but grind him and his Crime Syndicate exceedingly fine.
So Murdoch and the rest of these bloody-handed liars and propagandists are cutting Trump loose and trying to figure out a way to wean their mob of suckers to a new conservative antichrist by suddenly pretending to be shocked–SHOCKED!–to discover that Trump is a criminal traitor unworthy of the office of the President.
Murdoch and his pack of despicable liars at FOX have much to fear and could not deserve it more richly. They did a bangup job brainwashing the deluded suckers in their audience and they created a terrifying demographic of violent, stupid, unteachable True Believers with a sense of deep personal bond to Trump. Now the challenge will be to wean them away from him and fixate them on DeSantis. The Nazis and racists are already on board for DeSantis and, exactly like Trump, DeSantis refuses to condemn them, because he knows his party is now the party of dolts, Nazis, and racists and he wants them to know he thinks them “very fine people” as Trump called them. DeSantis is simply Trump 2.0, and (dangerously) smarter than Trump.
But many in the MAGA Mob retain their intense cultish loyalty to Trump till death. These people will take a lot of retraining and finessing if the Lie Machine is to addict them to DeSantis since they were deeply brainwashed by the Murdoch Lie Machine for years and Trump himself will not go gentle into that good night. Indeed, Trump has already told his cult for several years that FOX itself is not to be trusted (a rare truth from his lips) and if FOX turns against him, they are just one more enemy to ignore in favor of his Infallible, Inerrant, and Inspired Word. And he has made his contempt for DeSantis as a rival clear to his cult.
But it is obvious now that the Murdoch Lie Machine (and therefore FOX) wants to get rid of the monster they lied this mob of sheep and suckers into worshipping. Both the GOP and the Murdoch machine have good reason for telling Trump “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” as the prosecutors come for him, since they are soaked blood red with guilty themselves. The Murdoch Lie Machine is watching as propaganda organs like OAN are being destroyed and deplatformed. The GOP is riddled with criminals and cowards complicit in the treason of which Trump is visible-from-space guilty, such as the Nutlacker:
And FOX is not only feeling the heat of a growing movement to deplatform them too, but they are, like a lot of other MAGA losers, facing colossal and (God willing) back-breaking lawsuits for their wilful Big Lie about the election. All of which are strong reason to put distance between themselves and the orange mob boss and assume the pose of Citizens Concerned for America until they can get a new authoritarian liar and thug into office and continue the destruction of our constitutional republic using him.
So it will be fascinating to see if the Trump Cult pliantly obey Murdoch’s and the GOP’s new lie or if they stick with their orange antichrist, fight back against the newly anointed Trump and continue to be the Frankenstein Monster Murdoch created them to be.
Personally, I am hoping for an epic civil war in the GOP where they all destroy each other like spiders in a jar and leave the rest of us alone. It couldn’t happen to a worthier bunch of criminals, stooges, liars, and traitors.