In Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery The Dog That Didn’t Bark, Sherlock Holmes deduces the identity of the killer. This suggests that the killer and the dog’s owner were the same person, as the guard dog did not bark at the time of the crime.
I thought of this story when I researched coverage of President Trump’s announcement of his third candidacy on Tuesday night.
Trump and the media are the same. Without the media, there would be no Trump. (And without Trump, you might say, there wouldn’t be so much media.)
Trump has not been a set of policies and principles that explode like dogs barking. And if that outburst wasn’t reported (or induced yawning instead of excitement), it didn’t happen.
For this reason, since announcing his candidacy in 2016, Trump has challenged the mainstream media.
If it reported his lies, it disseminated them. invited more.
The media eventually listed his lies alongside the facts (so the real “story” was how far his statements deviated from the truth), and how his hatred made people think. (including the attack on the Capitol).
However now what? Aside from the fact that he’s running again — widely assumed — what’s the news?
His announcement speech was the same garbage that Trump has been shoveling for years. He started by complaining that “Biden and Radical Left fanatics are running the government head-on,” but it went downhill from there.
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Three major broadcast networks have opted not to air the speech live, replacing the previously scheduled ABC reality show “The Bachelor in Paradise,” NBC’s science fiction drama “La Brea,” and CBS’s FBI. I stuck to the fictional program.
CNN didn’t deliver the entire speech. Anderson Cooper switched to the missile that killed two in Poland when Trump debated what he called the “tremendous problem” of transgender athletes.
Fox also truncated Trump before he could conclude, but they held him for nearly an hour.
of washington post There was little to report on it, other than listing the 19-person fuss with the facts.of Position He stressed that Trump was “singing from the same book of false hymns” that Trump has sung for years, adding that “many of the factual claims made in his announcement address were made during the campaign’s waning days.” It may have been drawn from a speech at a campaign rally,” he said. From the 2020 election campaign, or even his announcement speech in 2015. ”
of new york times We talked about how Trump’s announcement will affect Biden’s candidacy decision.
Rupert Murdoch new york post He further insulted by adding a runner filling the 26-page re-election announcement by saying “FLORIDA MAN MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT” at the bottom of the front page.
Does this mean Trump will disappear like the Wicked Witch of the West?
unlikely. The Republican support base is still eating up his stuff, and Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg will likely give him back the rickety platform.
The big news is the dog didn’t bark. Instead, it let out a faint growl—like the last air oozing out of a rapidly deflating balloon.