This week the media is starting to realize that maybe Donald Trump has a chance of winning the presidency. Howard Kurtz is calling the turn. You will see a lot more stories and opinions along those lines, assuming Trump’s numbers stay strong.
But here’s the fun part: How do you write a story about Trump beating expectations without mentioning that one observer loudly predicted it in August and provided lots of details for how Trump is doing it?
Do you think no one noticed this blog? 🙂
Realistically, I don’t expect any professional journalists to say my Master Wizard Hypothesis is credible. To do so would not be a good career move for them. And it would also require accepting the painful idea that Trump is smarter than the people who have been publicly calling him an idiot. So this is the perfect set-up for cognitive dissonance. I predict you will see some new explanations for Trump’s success that are truly bizarre. Look for some sort of weird conspiracy theory to emerge. We saw the same thing when Obama made his unexpected run to the White House. Some folks figured he must be a Muslim sleeper cell. You will see similar whacky stuff emerge about Trump.
In addition to being the creator of the “Dilbert” comic strip, Scott Adams is also publishing a lot of blog articles on Donald Trump.
This whacky stuff was published in The Hill yesterday:
Jeb Bush on Tuesday questioned whether GOP presidential rival Donald Trump made a deal with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton to get elected to the White House.
“Maybe Donald negotiated a deal with his buddy @HillaryClinton. Continuing this path will put her in the White House,” the former Florida governor tweeted.
Back in 2008 Obama supporters were claiming that Hillary was only running to “kneecap” Obama so that McCain would win.