One of the strangest things to come out of the Trump presidency has been the convenient mislabeling of conservatives in media. If anyone really believes people like Jennifer Rubin and Max Boot are conservatives we have some beach front property to sell them in Wyoming.
Max Boot started it …
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) October 8, 2018
Oh, Max is SO superior to us little conservatives. *eye roll*
They are both. They are irrelevant to the beliefs, concerns and aspirations of the GOP electorate. They are harmful, because they provide a false veneer of objectivity and balance to a rabidly anti-Trump media. https://t.co/E1hcT9Pb4W
— Mike (@Doranimated) October 8, 2018
Traditional media LOVE using Rubin and Boot to pretend that somehow conservatives are turning on one another so Mike’s point is spot on.
Mollie Hemingway took it even a step further.
Exactly. Even if they've lost influence over people outside the beltway, they are cartoonishly over-represented in the media. At all outlets. This even though many are poor writers and thinkers. They enjoy their positions because they are useful tools of a biased media complex. https://t.co/y9xeG7qRB6
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 9, 2018
Cartoonishly over-represented … we love this.
Oh, and she nailed it with ‘useful tools’.
I consider myself Never Trump…
…and even I admit we are irrelevant. The public has moved on. The rest of us are pissing into the wind, if we don't admit that.
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) October 9, 2018
Full transparency, this editor was also Never Trump … and when he won she figured out it was time to do the best we can with what we have. And shockingly she has not been disappointed (if he would just stop TWEETING).
My problem is with the word "irrelevant." Principles are never irrelevant. People may ignore them, but they are still relevant.
Max Boot, on the other hand, does not have any principles, and that's the real reason he is irrelevant.
— Robert Tracinski (@Tracinski) October 9, 2018
The party Never Trump wants me to vote for — pic.twitter.com/k4S0yFf4uP
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) October 9, 2018
— TwittaChicca (@TwittaChicca) October 9, 2018
Ok, we snorted that this person tagged Tapper and Cooper in this.
And they're local, easily summoned and free.
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) October 9, 2018
Convenient, useful tools for a narrative.