Obama is pretending, badly I might add, to support the smooth transition of power to the Trump administration, but his minions are gathering for an all-out war with the next president. A group of Obama’s speechwriters and aides have put together a website designed to attack and slander Donald Trump because f*ck the democratically elected President of the United States and everyone who voted for him.
Time Magazine reports on what will surely be as big of a failure as Obama’s presidency:
Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett didn’t think Donald Trump had a chance last November. Now the three former aides to President Obama are eating crow—and taking a page from his playbook.
Before you ask, no, it’s not he same Jon Favreau who directed Iron Man and was once Monica’s ugly boyfriend on Friends. This guy was Obama’s head speechwriter from 2005-2013. Let’s call him Jon Favreau II: The Electric Obama Boogaloo.
On Monday, the three are launching “Crooked Media,” a political website that makes no bones about its opposition to the incoming president, and is designed as “ a place to talk about politics that informs, entertains, and inspires action.” Targeting Americans dismayed by Trump’s election, the former spokespeople and speechwriters are aiming to go around traditional media to reach young Democratic supporters.
“We’re not journalists, we’re not unbiased, we’re not always serious and we’re certainly not always right. But we promise a no-bulls–t conversation about politics where you can laugh, cry, scream, ridicule us daily, share your ideas, and hopefully decide that you want to help fix this mess too,” reads the website mission statement.
Stay with me on this: if they are claiming to be biased, wrong, and unserious, that’s the complete opposite of “no-bullshit.” How do you have a non-BS conversation about politics when you are slanted, uniformed, and lying? I don’t doubt their claims of being liberal hacks and propagandists, but they definitely aren’t going to be putting out anything genuine or thought provoking.
“I think the lesson for [Democrats] is that if you’re solely filtering your message through the media, you’ve already lost. [Trump] has Breitbart and Twitter and he’ll just swamp you. We need to do a better job of connecting directly and activating people,” Vietor said.
So Trump has Breitbart and Twitter, while the anti-Trump forces include the entire entertainment industry, most of the broadcast and cable networks, every major newspaper, The Huffington Post, Slate, Salon, Politico, and oh yeah Twitter. Yes, there certainly is a glut of anti-Trump media right now. I can see why these guys needed to fill that hole. This kind of like saying that we need a national chain of pizza stores because Dominoes, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Little Caesar’s and the thousands of independent restaurants aren’t enough.
The Crooked Media website went live today and so far it is devoid of content. It seems like if you are going to laugh a site, you would have some actual reason to do so. Don’t worry though, these former Obama minions are promising real anti-Trump propaganda in the coming months.