On the 2016 Election–The Media, in the end, get it right.

Commentary on the 2016 Election–The Media, in the end, get it right.

Clearly now, on 12 August, the election campaign has entered a new phase. Donald Trump has earned a nickname–he likes to give them, here’s the one he has earned: CRAZY DONALD.

Some lessons Crazy Donald and the rest of us, have learned:

The press was right, at the beginning of this campaign–Trump’s candidacy WAS a joke. Now, for us, with his lame explanations about JOKING, he validates the media’s first assessment–Donald was entertainment, fun, amusing, and CRAZY/funny.

He now calls the media the “lowest of the low.”
Some lessons Crazy Donald has learned: First, live by the media (on the cheap), die by the media–and the media is killing him.

Second, How to keep your base’s support: Jos. Goebbels told Adolph, “the bigger the lie, the more people are likely to believe it.” And look what happened to them!

Third. Abe Lincoln said, “You can fool some of the people…etc.” He is learning that lesson, too. Finally, The media usually gets it right at the end. “Crazy Donald was a “joke” at the beginning of this campaign, and the media is making sure that everyone now “gets” the joke.


John H. Langer, JD, Ed.D. Retired Federal agency manger, former professor of education, public school administrator, and writer of a number of articles and publications on education, public affairs, substance abuse and social issues. In writing a book on attention and memory as it relates to education, this blog is helping to focus attention n current issues, and hopefully, add something useful as well.

One Comment

  1. Peter says:

    Great insight, I really enjoyed reading this.
    Some pundits have actually theorized that even at this point in his campaign for the presidency, that this is still a commercial/advertising move on Trump’s part; a pitiful attempt to bolster his social stock to keep his decrepit personal brand afloat. I think it’s highly probable, given his blasé attitude towards the prospect of losing, “I’ll just take a really long vacation,” he says.

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