Why has the mainstream media and especially conservative pundits projected their rage onto Donald Trump and his supporters? Pundits are fighting hard because there’s a war going on. No one saw this war. Well, almost no one…
This is a real time battle for future leadership of right wing media. I know it, Trump knows it, and even some cucks know it. @sorin
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 10, 2015
This election has been about more than Trump.
This is a war over the future of the media.
Pundits are poor in money and rich and status. Most of them live off of sugar daddies to pay their bills, and money does not drive pundits.
Pundits are status obsessed. Being seen as the right kind of person is their only goal in life. They live and die on shame…the feeling that they do or do not belong to the proper social class.
Supposed journalists and pundits have accumulated considerable social status and power. With the power of an article, journalists have forced the most powerful politicians and richest chief executives to quit their jobs.
One does not lose power without a fight.
Virtue signaling as status signaling.
A quick primer on status signals.
Did you know people can tell how much you’re worth and what your education level is based on how you look? We apes are constantly sending off signals of our social status. You can look at a man and tell if he’s an alpha or beta. You can look at his watch to place him inside an income bracket.
Indeed, I am able to spot online frauds easily based on the status signals they send off. Self-proclaimed ballers talked about shopping for a Michael Kors watch. Baller don’t buy that brand. People earning $60,000 to $80,000 do. (Those in higher income brackets would buy a Rolex, or if they wanted to send off another status signal, a Patek Philippe.)
A quick primer on virtue signals.
Virtue signaling is a form of status signaling. When you say the right things, you signal to others that you belong to the right social class.
When you say things like, “I hate racism,” you are sending a message to the left. “I’m a good boy. I’m not like those flyover state red necks. Please let me remain part of your club.”
Why are conservative pundits (and most everyone else who writes) terrified of being called racist, sexist, homophobic, or some other type of bigot? It’s not because they’d lose their jobs or readers. After all, the media insults the readers of National Review all day. Readers would not revolt if the mainstream media accused an NRO blogger of racism. As Trump’s rise has shown, readers would love the conservative pundits even more.
Conservatives are caught in a status game, and the left controls this game. SJWs control the highest status publications like the New York Times, and liberals run the New York Publishing houses.
The media is losing its war.
The media has been attacked by two forces, with conservative media feeling the blow especially. Ricky Vaughn and other members of the alt-right have more influence and are more widely read on Twitter than 90% of “conservative” pundits.” Ricky_Vaughn99 has over 21,000 Twitter followers and his tweets frequently go viral.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 6, 2016
Social media has turned everyone with a smart phone into their own media empire.
Before my article, the media narrative was straight forward: Trump’s campaign manager attacked Fields. We exposed Michelle Fields as a hoaxer. The media was able to push this dishonest narrative, and 10 years ago no one would have been the wiser.
Social media would not quit. Links to my article were shared in the comments to every media article and journalists who spread the hoax were sent the link.
Even the SJWs at BuzzFeed were forced to acknowledge my article. Buzzfeed’s editor-in-chief Ben Smith tried to spin my article and failed. That he had to address my article at all shows our growing power and foreshadows the anti-male media’s decline.
Be sure to link to the entire timeline of the hoax, which includes prove WaPo fraud.https://t.co/M17hmpFSfC
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 15, 2016
The Michelle Fields story died.
I didn’t kill it. We killed it. I wrote the article using facts that you shared with me on social media. You spread the article. We are too big to ignore.
When journalists post a hoax, it’s news. When we do it, they call it spam. But they were forced to confront us, and they lost.
Every Trump person spamming comments, Facebook, Twitter with same slow motion video. Here it is sped up to normal. pic.twitter.com/sAKF0pXIQs
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) March 14, 2016
The Trump Media Matrix.
Everyone wants to read about Trump. If you’re a journalist or pundit who wants readers, you must write about Trump. You don’t have a choice.
Because of this, Trump does not have to pay for commercials or buy political ads. He has received, according to one estimate (which is probably low), nearly $2 billion dollars in free advertisement.
Even Trump’s most devoted haters are forced to talk about him. Those haters then blame the media for talking about Trump.
Cognitive dissonance, anyone?
.@jpodhoretz Buddy 99% of your timeline is Trump.
You're in the Trump Matrix.
We all are.https://t.co/89hNx1WGzp
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 16, 2016
Expect more outbursts and tears from media pundits, especially “conservative” pundits.
I’m not going to collect the hundreds of Tweets talking about the need to “black list” Trump supporters. Nor am I going to post the media tirades.
You’ve seen them all.
You know the media is furious.
Now you understand why.
Social media and democracy.
YouTube killed TV and Twitter ate the news. Donald’s tweeting from his jet and Bernie’s kickstarter went viral. Software is eating politics and the elites have lost control.
There is no more establishment. Like all things Internet, social media and crowd financing are unstoppable. Every large future election will have outsiders out-organizing, out-raising, and out-raging the establishment.
Expect more anger from the media.
You live in a new media world, but ask yourself some questions. 10 years ago, how would you have sold a book?
You’d need a NY publishing house to print it. How do you sell it? You’d need book reviews from pundits.
The only way to make a name for yourself was to hire a publicist who had friends in the media to boost your name.
Now you can boost your own name. You don’t need the pundits. As in the case of Trump, they need him. He holds the power over the press.
Pundits no longer control what stories get written about how how many books get sold or what films are a success.
Look at the Kickstarter for my documentary, Silenced.
537 backers and nearly $50,000 with less than 2 days left.
How many journalists or pundits wrote about me or helped boost me?
We raised that money through the power of social media and with some help from other new media moguls like Vox Day.
Know your media enemies.
Yes, we can marvel at this new media landscape. We are the winners.
But look at the losers. The media is being completely shut out. We don’t need them anymore.
That’s why they hate us and why they will lash out more violently.
We shall remain happy warriors. Even as we mock them, we laugh. They are out, and we are in.
The world is ours.