It’s thirteen days until the Presidential Election in the United States. It’s clear to me that Hillary Clinton is going to win. Trump is showing signs that he has given up and decided to focus on getting the most out of a bad job. He is focusing on Trump TV and attracting his supporters to subscriptions to his service, rather than getting more people to vote for him and taking more steps to ensure that he wins. Even a cock-sure megalomaniac like him needs to ensure that he wins in this kind of competition, over confidence would be a weakness. Otherwise the rigging that is going on and the bought-and-paid-for media will ensure that Clinton wins. That’s a given and always has been since the primaries. We’ve seen how Sanders was basically removed from the race, we’re at least aware that Clinton has had dissenters killed. So now he’s given it a shot and stroked his ego he’s turning the race into a money-maker in true Trump style. I think it’s a clever move on his part too. The bit that rubs me the wrong way about it is that from the beginning, this race has been run by Trump on the platform of “the media is corrupt, all you people (the journalists at his events) are corrupt”. So this message has been drilled into the psyche of the american people. The cat is out of the bag now. In reality the bag was already empty, approval of the media is down from 35% in 1993 to 18% in 2014 (Big Think, 10/27/16). So 82% of Americans do not approve of the media, Sadly 96.7% still have own a TV and cable subscription (New York Times, 10/27/16) which tells you a lot about the apathy towards change to Alternative Media outlets. It looks like from all the way back in the beginning his plan was to make money from this. His investment is the money that he has put into running for president. You might think ‘well, he has probably made a loss there, if he loses’ but think about it this way, if he had accepted donations and then decided to use this opportunity to hoover-up subscriptions while he has all his followers, then the donators would probably have sued him or at least he would probably owe them money? This way he gets to turn what he has spent so far on at least pretending that he’s running for president into a profit from all the suckers who will buy a subscription from his service. He’s been putting the media down for months only to join their ranks! It’s pretty clever really, but pretty despicable all at the same time. Much like Hillary Clintons antics. What will Americans do on Voting day? I am sure that the decision will be made by millions with a very heavy heart.
(Big Think, 10/27/16, http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/the-american-medias-approval-ratings-hit-a-pathetic-new-low)
(New York Times, 10/27/16, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/business/media/03television.html?_r=0)