Kind of hilarious how out of touch most of the media is though. They still don’t get how loathed they are across the ideological spectrum, and how loathed most of their politicians of choice are. At this point, if they like Beto, they would do him a huge favor by not letting their preferences be so obvious, cause it does him, or Booker, or Harris no favors.
The people also that last time around took a lot of time to turn as many people off as possible (dismissing people as Berniebros, calling everyone sexist if they pointed out how shitty of a candidate Clinton was, lying about things like chair throwing in Vegas, refusing to get into policy-centered discussions, dismissing people as “purist” if their critiques hit too close to home and the people defending a candidate had no logical response, saying things that were not impossible were impossible because their candidates had no intention of fighting for those things), and it is already happening. The people in the establishment, they have no societal worth. Their entire worth comes down to their connections to some crappy think tank, or one of the two parties, or their friends in the media who hook them up with a gig on TV saying tone deaf group think talking points. Remove their access to power, and what do they bring society? What are their skills, what have they fought for on policy, which groups have they worked to empower in society? Let’s say Bernie, or in a few years, AOC wins, and they radically changed things. Who the hell is going to care about Neera Tanden, David Brock, or Jake Tapper for that matter? They never really fought for policies as much as they did themselves, most of what they do is attacking people in horribly dishonest ways, they never lead on policy or show courage, they are almost all corrupt. I guess, since they can rig things once again, that they don’t really care. After all, if Trump wins, things are still in place enough where they can maintain access to power. The left poses an existential threat to them, and they know it, and that makes them angry and makes them externalize their inner anger onto the people they view as threats.
Cohen’s documentary looks interesting too.