Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The Irony of Irony of Ironies

I sat this morning and read a piece off the Washington Post.  They wanted to let me know that the Trump-"brand" is finished off now.....that it's the irony of ironies that brought this to occur.

I read through the piece.  It's focused on some half-wit belief that millions of voters dumped Trump and that his "brand" can't come back.

I've reached a point with several newspapers now that I regard them as mostly just regular advertising for some agenda or some lobbyist group, or some political front.  The Wa-Po would fit into that type of comical 'front'.

The added irony here is that Wa-Po and dozens of newspapers have used up their silver bullets and seemed to have lost a fair amount of readers and viewers.  When the smoke clears after election day, and they have hopes that readers will return....I think they will find that they were the real victims of this election.

Added onto this...when you get to January and Trump enters the White House (assuming a win), and the newspapers continue their trend....what do you think the readers left will do?  I suspect that one out of every four remaining readers to various newspapers will send a warning up to their newspaper, and within a hundred days....dump the subscription.

Various newspapers over the next two or three years will become five-day-a-week publications, and in some cases....they will consolidate with other papers to survive. Within the next decade, if you look around your state or region.....if you are lucky.....you will have maybe three or four newspapers left.  The Washington Post will probably survive only as an internet publication in the future, and mostly funded by their owner for his own agenda items.

It's really the end for newspapers I think....if Trump wins.

For the on-line media?  They might be able to survive out the next four years but if Trump runs again in 2020, and the harsh nature of this agenda crowd continues....I think even a quarter of the on-line web sites will drop as well.

It is the irony of irony of ironies....that the news media never realized the impact of this, and blasted away to destroy themselves.  All in the name of.....well....journalism.

What May Come to Pass

I will suggest something that might make you sit and ponder.

Let's say that we get to the day after the election, and Trump lost the election.  That somewhere in the mist and fog, both Florida and Ohio went to Hillary.....each by less than 5,000 votes.  Hillary wins.

So four weeks after the election, it becomes apparent that at least 3,000 votes in each state were dead people voting.....and another 12,000 votes were registered to non-citizens.  The news folks will chat about this, but the political folks will just say it's done and we need not get freaked out.

A week passes, and suddenly some state attorney general (perhaps from Alabama, let's say) decides that his state's votes were negated and harmed by the behavior accepted in Florida and Ohio.  So, he brings up court documents and accuses each state....in their respected state courts....of some crime.  He wants damages....in the range of three billion dollars each.  The court tries to laugh this off.....denying the suit....but eventually, the Supreme Court says the case must be tried in each state.

Days pass, and Hillary is sworn in.  By early spring....some other states are joining in on this deal, and the new figure is around ten billion for six states.  Governors from both Florida and Ohio start to worry....as do the House and Senate in Washington.

By June, the case ends.....the jury has awarded five billion dollars (from each state).

By the end of 2017, there's some harsh feelings around and finally the House decides that there needs to be some clean-up.  So, nationally provided ID's are mandated....free of charge.  Every state is mandated to clear all their rolls and start fresh with only US citizens.  The fear?  Let's say we get to 2020 and a dozen states suddenly find more dead people and non-citizens voting.  You might see another run to the bank, and another court episode where billions have to be paid out in damages.  It'd bankrupt some states.