This morning I turn on the “news”. Reuters leaves town on Friday 5 PM New York Time and doesn’t return until Monday, then has some lag time finding out what happened in the world to report; so they were essentially unchanged from Friday & Saturday. The weekend, BTW, is a great time to check out the foreign news. Not only are they in different time zones (so “Monday” arrives sooner) but they actually keep reporting news over the weekend. So RT, Al Jazeera, France24, Sky, etc.
Sky is all “panties in a bunch” over Brexit and the Theresa May “Brexit with handcuffs and a whip” not-a-Brexit “deal”. What have we got, 8 months? Something like that, then it is “hit the wall” time. From my POV (half my family lives in Britain) just going Hard Brexit with No Deal will likely be the best option at this point. When no catastrophe happens perhaps then the EU Apparatchiks will be chastened a bit. (Are not China, the USA, Australia, Norway, Canada, Turkey all outside the EU and all doing OK on their own? Is not Britain the equal of Finland in their economic ability?)
So it was no surprise today that the “news” was full of T. May (or may not…) and Brexit. Mostly tossing mud at the whole idea and using lots of FUD (Fear Uncertainty & Doubt) about the whole idea. Saying that if the T. May “deal” was not accepted their might be “no Brexit at all”. I’d like to know how that works, since Article 50 (was it?) said you are out in 2 years and there wasn’t any backsies… Of course, they had video of folks having tantrums in the street in a Fling Poo Parade decrying it all.
Then I moved on to ABC news, Trump and the Putin Summit on Monday. (One presumes Finnish Monday which would be late my Sunday). One could not imagine more FUD. Of course, front and center were the “12 indictments” of some Russian military officers. One presumes they just went to the top of the chain of command and wrote down all the names. (Clearly not one of those guys is a hacker, so there is some theory of ‘chain of command responsibility’ in play here.) And my, isn’t it just amazing how Mueller had these indictments hit just in time for the Summit… Just more Fling Poo Parade. Little Chucky Schumer, the camera hound, was shown demanding that the Summit be canceled. The whole coverage spun to claim that Russia tossed the election to Trump. All in keeping with the Color Revolution Playbook of attempting to paint any elected leader they don’t like as illegitimate and then lever that with Street Theatre into a Color Revolution and deposing.
It really hit home when they were showing more of the “protests” against Trump and his European trip that this really is all just one giant Fling Poo Parade. The “media” on side with a more polished snide fling poo, but fling they do.
Is that really all they’ve got? A tactic borrowed from caged monkeys at the zoo?
It would seem so.