A few days after Election Day, the mainstream media enthusiastically declared Democratic nominee Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
In the aftermath of that has come a steady stream of calls from Democrats (including Biden), journalists, and other prominent media figures (but I repeat myself) for the country to “unify” and “get back to normal” after four years of President Trump.
Most of us on the right know full well what those calls are really all about. As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, calls for “unity” and “getting back to normal” from the left and their MSM allies are nothing more than predictable “hush up” tactics from The Usual Suspects who want Republicans to shut up and sit down while Democrats get to ram their extreme agenda through unimpeded.
Understandably, many Republicans are not feeling particularly obliged to comply in any way, shape, form, or fashion.
To put a finer point on it, former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell took to the Twitter machine earlier today to drop some inconvenient truths about Democrats, the media, and the DC swamp, as well as to point out that the type of “normal” these people are calling for is not really “normal” in and of itself but rather the DC brand of “normal”, which is not good for anyone outside of DC bureaucrats:
When the media says they want to return to normal, they mean they want to return to the DC normal…. https://t.co/knEQOnuuPW
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 29, 2020
A perfect example of this was from earlier this month, when
Biden spokesman CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter talked with Biden’s national campaign press secretary T.J. Ducklo about Biden’s supposed view of the “role of the fourth estate.” In his write-up of the interview, Stelter gushed about the possibility of a “reset” between the press and the White House:
…I was struck by his statements about the role of the fourth estate. He said things like “the media has an incredibly important job to do” — words that would be uncontroversial at practically any other time in American history, but are newly important now, after four years of venomous attacks against the media by the commander in chief.
Ducklo said Biden also believes “that the media’s job is to hold him accountable. He is there to do the people’s work. And, you know, he welcomes that relationship. He welcomes their role, the media’s role in our democracy. And I think it will be, frankly, the polar opposite what we have seen the last four years.” A reset is about to begin…
The discerning reader will note that the piece sounded like something you’d see straight out of a political campaign. “I was struck by his statements…” and “a reset is about to begin.”
In the tweet Stelter posted about his conversation with Ducklo, he salivated over how the “restoration of normal relations between the president and the press corps” might be possible:
Coming soon: A restoration of normal relations between the president and the press corps?https://t.co/XWPKjLlbsN
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 9, 2020
As I noted before, in a sense, Stelter was right about one thing: “Normal relations” would indeed be restored between the media and the president under a Biden administration… the type of “relations” one typically sees between, well, I don’t think I have to get into graphic detail here for readers to get the (admittedly crude) point.