Why Middle America Doesn't Care About The Trump Jr. Narrative: Reuters Explains

For almost a full year now the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC and CNN, among others, have teamed up to bring us one Russian collusion story after another.  Yet, after all of it, even including the New York Times' most recent Trump Jr. 'bombshell', they are still no closer to actually presenting any tangible evidence that anyone within the Trump administration actually colluded with the Russian government and/or otherwise committed any actual crimes of any type throughout the 2016 campaign.

And while we suspect that these media outlets somehow feel it is their duty to advance the cause of 'The Resistance' at all costs, even if it means destroying their own journalistic integrity from time to time with a few fake news reports, we get the feeling that this crusade could end up backfiring 'bigly' with the folks of middle America.

As Reuters points out today, absent any tangible evidence to the contrary, the media's breathless Russian coverage has done little to turn the pro-Trump sections of middle America against the President...if anything, it has only served to bolster their support of the President and further erode their confidence in the media.

Many of the 20 people interviewed in several Ohio towns were dismissive of the barrage of headlines about a June 2016 meeting between Trump's eldest son Donald Jr. and a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic election rival Hillary Clinton.


In Little Hocking, Ohio, Lisa Walker, 54, runs a small thrift shop. Wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the American flag, she says her husband has expressed fears that somebody is going to try and assassinate Trump.


She and her husband voted for Trump. She has followed the revelations about the younger Trump on the news. She sees the Russia investigation as proof that "people are out to get Trump. I would hope they have better things to do than play games and attack Trump."


Similarly, in Jackson and Piketon, Ohio, Donald Trump Jr.'s troubles appeared to strengthen support for his father and Trump family members who many in the area see as embattled victims.


In Hillsboro, the county seat of Highland County, the editor of the Hillsboro Times Gazette, Gary Abernathy, says many people in the county believe the media is trying to destroy Trump.


"I don't mind Donald Trump being treated critically or aggressively, but not in a way that is an effort to drag him down. Donald Trump Jr. had one 20 minute meeting with a lawyer from Russia and it's wall-to-wall coverage."

In reality, it's quite obvious that the media's mass hysteria is really only serving to bolster 'The Resistance' in the major metro areas of the country.  But, as Democrats should have learned by now, rallying the disaffected liberal voters of New York and California is not going to win any national elections.

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Of course, this isn't a new phenomenon. 
Recent polls have suggested that voters grew weary of the media's constant Russia hysteria some time ago.  In fact, a recent Marist poll conducted before the latest Trump Jr. story was released suggested that only 25% of Americans thought that Trump had done "something illegal."  Meanwhile, even among Democrats, only 41% thought that something criminal happened in the 2016 election.

Moreover, only slightly more people, 33%, thought any of Trump's campaign associates had done anything illegal.

In short, for those folks at the NYT, CNN, etc, whose goal is the destruction of Trump - even if simply to validate their erroneous reporting in 2016 when everyone had written Trump off - then perhaps consider changing the strategy when it comes to impacting roughly half of America, as the current path appears self-destructive with those voters who will matter the most when 2020 comes along. 


Drop-Hammer Jul 13, 2017 11:40 PM Permalink

Don't give a rat's ass as to the Russia story.  I am in my fifities and have followed politics since I was a teen.  Same corruptocrat names and dynasties from those days to this.  Only Reagan was a true believer and decent man.  Thus, why the jew-press and corrupt/soulless libtards hated him as they do President Trump.  I knew that the Bushes, Clintons, and Obamas and Co. were all corrupt.  The evidence was everywhere.  Show me where Trump and Co. have been corrupt or adversely affected my life, and I will change my tune.  

Singelguy Jul 13, 2017 8:06 PM Permalink

Never mind 2020. If the dems keep this up they will get slaughtered in the mid terms next year, especially Sherman from CA and Green from TX who already think they have grounds to impeach Trump.

youshallnotkill Jul 13, 2017 7:48 PM Permalink

Well, duh. It's a pretty big deal to have it in writing that the Trump campaign had no qualms to accept hacked info on HRC from Russia. And that is what Trump Jr. very clearly stated in the email thread.No matter how much you love Trump and Putin, to expect that this isn't going to generate wall-to-wall coverage is absurd. 

Pinefox Jul 13, 2017 4:00 PM Permalink

Buffoonery legitimized in the main stream media is what we are esperiencing.  NO EVIDENCE of any action that would change the election has yet to be put forth in all these months of accusatons and assertions.  That the American people, regardless of party affiliation aren't all outraged by this is signaling a decline in the over all intelligence of our population.  This giant smear campaign has no factual basis.  The media operates on the premise: "Believe it because we said so." I personally will not watch CNN or CNBC nor will I buy any product from their advertisers. If all of the "Hedgies" that feel the way I do did the same thing, maybe our message would get through to advertisers and it would llead to the demise of CNN and MSNBC.

HisBoyElroy Jul 13, 2017 3:13 PM Permalink

I believe collusion took place in the 2016 presidential election, Debbie Wasserman Schultz conspired with the Hillary campaign to ensure Sanders was not the nominee. There is an actual court case. Can't find it anywhere on the new tho

kidinwyoming Jul 13, 2017 2:32 PM Permalink

The corporate legacy media is engaging in the largest PSYOP ever.  They are separating the believers and unbelievers.  They will pummel us with BS until they have the majority of people on their side then they will begin the "purge".  Anyone left questioning the narrative will lose everything.  Jobs, friends, family, standing, etc.  The resistance is not to Trump so much as it is to people like you and I whose ideological leanings don't involve being subservient.  We will not be tolerated.

Mr Perspective Jul 13, 2017 12:36 PM Permalink

"Why Middle America Doesn't Care About The Trump Jr. Narrative: Reuters Explains"narrative[nar-uh-tiv]1.  a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious.2.  the art, technique, or process of narrating, or of telling a story:3.  a story that connects and explains a carefully selected set of supposedly true events, experiences, or the like, intended to support a particular viewpoint or thesis.This is exactly why NO ONE should care about ANY of the "narratives" coming from the media, especially from the #1 terrorist media organization Reuters.  Keep in mind last year Reuters was ranked the top news agency by web ranking in the world, second only to the Xinhua News Agency in China. They supply "stories" to just about all major media markets. If you read news online it will be difficult to avoid Reuters produced "entertainment" so if they are going to "explain" anything maybe they should explain why they peddle so much obfuscation in their narratives.

rockstone Jul 13, 2017 11:53 AM Permalink

That's why their lives are down the tubes and getting worse. They need to care about this. Media smoke and mirrors or not.

They've needed to care about a lot of things over the past couple of decades that they didn't.

They own their positions and their misery.

TomGa Jul 13, 2017 11:48 AM Permalink

Look, it's really easy.  Trump is the middle finger that middle America elected in order to send a direct FU message to the the mainstream media and TPTB. That's it.  So anything he does that causes the establishment to overreact is simply enjoyable entertainment. The more he stirs things up by poking TPTB in the eye, the more his supporters support him.  

skunzie Jul 13, 2017 11:34 AM Permalink

CNN:  Breaking news.  Donald Trump Jr. took a shit on a Russian made toilet and may have passed secret crap to them.  More details throughout the next two weeks.

khakuda Jul 13, 2017 11:40 AM Permalink

It's not about integrity, it's about credibility.  The media and left have no credibility because they are hammering one narrative daily which is most likely completely false.Hillary has private servers and jeopardizes national security, Loretta Lynch meets with Bill Clinton to fix the investigation, Lois Lerner targets conservatives at the IRS and they act like it is nothing.  Donald Jr. has one meeting which he immediately leaves once he realizes what it is and has committed Treason according to Tim Kaine.  It is beyond laughable.  They are all certified nuts.The left has ZERO credibility.  I will not vote Democrat for the forseeable future.  They have become lying statist socialists and, speaking of things Russian, the media has become Pravda for the left.  The Repulicans are not saints, but the Dems have lost it completely.

Anunnaki khakuda Jul 13, 2017 5:22 PM Permalink

So reading The Hedge I have learned that the deplorables (white working class) didn't vote much at all. White people of means voted bigly for Trump. This "narrative" of the Deep State/Corporate Media/Democrats desperate for a Trump Silver Bullet rather than talking about economic issues that would matter to get the deplorables to the polls only reinforces Trump's support with people who vote: White people with jobs and incomes.Trump solidifies his base support while more of the Left's constituency continues to see voting as a waste of time.As a former Liberal, I couldn't be happier with the demise of the Left. They think they are so much better and smarter than us deplorables and will soon find out further irrelevance is their future in flyover country.Can't wait til Cankles beats Trump by 5 million total votes in 2020 and still loses the election.  

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my_nym Jul 13, 2017 11:05 AM Permalink

The "official sources"/"familiar with the matter"/"just took a leak" fake news outlets like the (((NYT))) have begun committing a cardinal sin.  The sin that cannot be commited in the Empire of Entertainment is not being fake news, that can be forgiven.  It is being old news, that is unforgivable.  They gave it a good go with their sensationalistic "official sources say...  Russians!!!" stuff but they are becoming old news now.  Whoops...  apparently they still can't correct.  That election probably ended their role as a PR firm for the managerial state.  A revolution in a tea cup, hysterical people failed to realize that it wasn't really much of a revolution.  You'll know it's over when "official sources just took a leak on me..." begins appearing in alternative media outlets more and more often.

larrythelogger Jul 13, 2017 10:53 AM Permalink

Well, the GOP continues to give the Democrats, the MSM, education and entertainment the secret code and permission to continue destroying Trump. The secret code of course is the GOP falling down, rolling over and shitting themselves every time they hear the word, "Russia."

Honest Sam larrythelogger Jul 13, 2017 11:34 AM Permalink

There is no longer a GOP, but nominally.  There is only Plutocracy, and they own all the democrats, and nearly 100 so-called republicans.  The largest myth, the lie that is told to the american people is that there are two partys in the U.S. to keep the notion that there is still a democratic representative form of government. And the masses, all of the middle classes,  are too engaged in trying to get by to look at the truth.    

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PGR88 Jul 13, 2017 10:53 AM Permalink

It shows me the desparation of the deep state - and the sheer corruption and stupidity of the media.That's all I've learned so far.

Honest Sam PGR88 Jul 13, 2017 11:42 AM Permalink

You haven't learned much if you think Mass media is stupid.  They adopted the Alinsky method, applied a little Bernays sauce to it, and 366247 which they will repeat the lie until it is believed.  They are half way there already and it's only 9 months. It works for toothpaste, shaving cream, and razor blades.  The Trump administration is just another undifferentiated product that has been made to look far far worse than it is. Had they done the same thing with Bamster admenstruation, they could have achieved the same results. But the truth is all but hidden about the rotten scoundrel he was:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0040QDMIM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=U… 

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Honest Sam Pollygotacracker Jul 19, 2017 12:35 PM Permalink

Gosh, I hate to correct someone who erringly corrects me, and all those who give him a thumbs up, but I was not referring to food, insteasd I was referring to Edward Bernays, the original inventor, (notwithsrtanding, Eve) of the field of Maximum Spin, the first man to make a ton of money by elevating lying, disinformation, and obfuscation to a form of art, transmogrifying it into a kind of truth if repeated often enough.N'est-ce Pas? 

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Thom Paine Jul 13, 2017 10:46 AM Permalink

Trump's Red State base is solid.Which means big trouble for the Dems and GOP.They cannot impeach him without GOP erradication, infact the corrupt media have inadvertently vaccinated Trump against the effect of any attack.

Thom Paine Jul 13, 2017 10:42 AM Permalink

When they media hype Russia 24/7 but without meat they just shoot more holes in their credibility which is getting close to zero now.The entire public now understand perfectly that the media will attack Trump 24/7 on even the very smallest thing, and that it means nothing and has no real value.The MSM just keep pumping the gas when they flooded the engine a year ago - no way they can start their smear engine now until they let all that gas drain away.So this is good for Trump for a second term - the media will be of zero effect. Trump's big problem is a corrupt GOP who cannot repeal Obamacare without giving a few hundred billion gift to insurance companies, a total joke.AND WTF is Sessions doing - is he Deep State swamp?

aliens is here Jul 13, 2017 10:36 AM Permalink

When will the MSM, RINOs and DemonRats realize the Russia story is not going to pay the bills us everyday people faces? Russia Russia is not going to pay my mortgage at the first of the month. I don't give it a fk about Russia. It's all made up. I want good economy recovery and less regulation so I can someday start my own biz without paying up to my nose in gov't fees.

Teja aliens is here Jul 13, 2017 10:56 AM Permalink

That is how lots of people think. Makes sense, up to a point. And that point comes when people start disregarding the law, as they see it done by their elites."It's all made up" - that is what a Mafia boss will say when you accuse him of stealing the biz you will have started in 2020. Read about the mafia in  Russia, or southern Italy, or Mexico, or many other countries around the world. It is not an organisation (at least not a single one). It is more like a type of thinking, giving the powerful the ability to suppress the law. 

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gregga777 Jul 13, 2017 10:03 AM Permalink

I hope that I live to see the day when all of the Mainstream FAKE NEWS Media scumbags are ALL hanging from lampposts or similar improvised gallows. Trump could shoot a few or many at every White House press conference for all that I care.

PitBullsRule Jul 13, 2017 9:52 AM Permalink

Its a preponderance of evidence.  There's Felix Sater, the son of a Russian mafiosa criminal, that was working for trump and had an office in Trump Tower.  There's the request for Russia to find Hillary's emails in their cyber warfare against us.  There's the Palm Beach mansion that Trump sold to a Russian billionaire for more than twice (100 million) what he paid for it in 2008, well after the real estate market had collapsed.  So its a preponderance, which is not enough to convict a criminal.  And we have a criminal as president, so a preponderance won't help us.  So you deplorables can rejoice!  The criminal you put in charge of our country got away with another crime!  Congratulations deplorables, keep up your deplorable deeds, you can feel proud to be part of a succesful crime family that has taken control of our country.  And, like the woman working in a thrift shop in Ohio, you can feel good about your billionaire selling out our country to our enemy!  And while she will still be selling used shoes in a dumpy little store in Ohio, at least she can feel good about Ivanka inheriting a few more billion from Russia, at the expense of the USA.Because after all, Treason is deplorable, and you are a deplorable, so why shouldn't you enjoy a little treason every now and then?

hoos bin pharteen PitBullsRule Jul 13, 2017 11:53 AM Permalink

So exactly what has Trump "sold out" to Russia?  25% of America's proven uranium reservers?  No, that would be Hillary.  Advanced aerospace technology that has gone straight into China's military program?  No, that would be Bill Clinton.  Has he declared war on the 2nd Amendment?  No, that would be Hillary.  Methinks you do protest too much.  Are you a believer or third-rate propagandist?

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hoos bin pharteen PitBullsRule Jul 13, 2017 11:53 AM Permalink

So exactly what has Trump "sold out" to Russia?  25% of America's proven uranium reservers?  No, that would be Hillary.  Advanced aerospace technology that has gone straight into China's military program?  No, that would be Bill Clinton.  Has he declared war on the 2nd Amendment?  No, that would be Hillary.  Methinks you do protest too much.  Are you a believer or third-rate propagandist?

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ZIRPY PitBullsRule Jul 13, 2017 10:09 AM Permalink

LOL TRUMP joked about Russia finding Hillary's emails from her unsecured server.  Do you really think the guys at the KGB need Donald Trump to point out that an unsecured computer server belonging to the wife of a former potus and who is a former Secy of State would be a juicy target?  Seriously,  are you freaking kidding? 

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retired dude Jul 13, 2017 9:46 AM Permalink

The MSM are lemmings and are headed for the big cliff and they will drag the democrats of the cliff, too.  I predict elections in 2018 will likely yield a super majority for the Republican in the Senate and and more gains the House for the Rs.

nevertheless Jul 13, 2017 9:44 AM Permalink

This is a great video all about how the Zionist Marxist machine is using immigration to destroy the west. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPjtO4YqJYchttps://www.numbersusa.com/b… was elected because he said he would crack down on illegal/mass immigration, yet to this day he has done nothing to curb the flow of those still coming, or remove the ones already here. The media played him like he was anti-immigration, to help get him elected, but Trump is a Zionist shill, just like the media, and Clinton/Obama. https://www.numbersusa.com/news/border-apprehensions-hit-6-year-low-jun… is Zero Hedge going to discuss mass Latino immigration, and Trump's dereliction of duty in controlling it.