When the worst presidential scandal in the history of the U.S. finally emerged into the light in 2020 after Democrats with bylines spent four giddy years alleging that Donald Trump had committed treason, the coup plotted by the ruling class loyal to Barack Obama came to an end, not with a Political Revolution but with just another election.
Hopelessly caught in a web of their own equivocations, credentialed JournOlists across the land didn’t even bother to admit they were involved in the coup. With precious few exceptions, the bitter clingers who were either willing participants or useful idiots prayed with vain hope that they could still change the opinion of the public whose trust they had betrayed.
As their approval rating among Americans collapsed in a political whirlpool, the quislings still chronicled the months leading up to November 2020 with heroic dissembling and colossal obfuscations. They even blithely abandoned the pretense of believing all women, instead exhorting America to believe Joe Biden.
Even reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, once of the Washington Post and now merely part of the Washington Establishment, refused to write the truth about Obamagate: that Barack Obama had been the first president in history to mount a coup against his successor, and to do it using false information provided by agents of hostile foreign governments and publicized by the press.
Once revered as the profession that saved the nation from Richard Nixon, journalism had become a revolving door for mediocre but good looking public relations flacks who issued lies from the halls of government power one year, and from newsrooms and cable TV studios the next.
Even when a worldwide pandemic killed tens of thousands of Americans, most of them in the Democrat-controlled stronghold of New York, no one worried that journalists would die. Concerned citizens worried they might not.
Just like video killed the radio star, the days when no one picked a fight with people who bought ink by the barrel were long gone. Famous journalists still used unpaid social media interns to crank out tweets under their names while they pontificated at press conferences and whined that “nouveau journalists” were stealing their face time with the public, but their credibility was shot just when they needed it most.
It remains to be seen if the mainstream media will attempt to resurrect their reputation, but the oddsmakers say that’s a long shot.
Meanwhile, unlike generations of Republicans before him, President Trump is refusing to play dead.