The Media's Most Fevered Conspiracy Theory Just Died a Fiery Death

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There is perhaps no less self-aware, or no less shameless if you rightly assume bad motives, of a group than the mainstream media. They manage to routinely do the very things they are currently denigrating others for, all the while pretending to be vastly morally and intellectually superior. Pushing conspiracy theories over the last four years may be the most egregious example of this, with CNN and MSNBC, among many others, essentially becoming no better than Alex Jones (and at least he’s entertaining).

Remember, these are the same people who insisted for four long years that Donald Trump was a Russian agent, that the 2016 election was “hacked,” and that Hillary Clinton had the election “stolen” from her.

Well, Trump just blew up the media’s most current, fevered conspiracy theory. Namely, that the President would have to be frog-marched out of the White House to the cheers of the far-left because he would otherwise refuse to leave office.

President Trump on Thursday said he would leave the White House on Jan. 20 if the Electoral College declares President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the election, but indicated he was not prepared to concede defeat.

“Certainly I will. And you know that,” said Trump when asked if he would leave the White House if the Electoral College voted for Biden.

Wait, you mean the billionaire who’s married to a model and has his own Boeing 757 doesn’t care about fulfilling Don Lemon’s fantasies? Who could have foreseen this?

This was always the dumbest of conspiracy theories. It was also the most self-absorbed. While the expectation that Trump would attempt some kind of military coup was always ridiculous, the real reason behind its prevalence was because the media and their left-wing base desire to see Trump punished. They wanted him to attempt a coup so they could then play the role of protector, heroically removing the President from office while simultaneously confirming every crazed assertion they’ve made.

If the electoral college selects Joe Biden in December, Trump will leave office and Biden will be sworn in.  That’s a reality that even Trump himself has accepted, though he’s never promised to stop fighting until all options are exhausted. Further, the President is not going to be sent to prison. He’s going to go fly on his big private jet and use his gold plated toilets. None of the wild conspiracy theories the media have pushed are real, and that’s been obvious for a very long time.

That the media spent the past year hypothesizing insanity that would make Coast to Coast blush is simply an indictment on how useless and partisan they truly are.

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