“Evil Spirits of the Modern Day Press” wrote Harper’s Weekly 1888 – How History Repeats

Minhaj Hasan

White House Correspondents’ Dinner host and Daily Show star Hasan Minhaj delivered a blistering criticism of Donald Trump Saturday night at the Washington D.C. gala, attacking the president for not showing up to the annual event that celebrates free speech and a free press. While the dinner is typically supposed to roast the President, Trump knew the media would use the event to just be more nasty and Hasan Minhaj, who is an American comedian of Indian heritage, claimed to be an immigrant but failed to distinguish between those who legally come and have to prove they have something to offer like every other country, and those who do not. BREXIT won in Britain because the Indian population was insulted that they had to prove skills and learn to speak English just to get into Britain while all these people claiming to be refugees have to do nothing. It was the bulk of legal immigrants who voted for BREXIT. It was the legal Mexican vote in Florida that voted for Trump. I had a long conversation with a legal Mexican family who voted for Trump and their take was rather simple. The illegals are the one’s who have nothing to offer and tend to commit the crimes that then reflect badly upon all mexicans. The crime rate in Germany has soared and 50% of all crime now involved the refugees because they have no skills and want what everyone else has without working for it.


Thank you ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, New York Times, and Washington Post for your undying patriotism to defend ALL the people of the nation – not just left-wing Democrats or Socialism or manipulate stories to sell your own political agenda. Right! No doubt mainstream media’s hatred of Donald Trump will fit in perfectly with the ultimate drop in confidence in government overall, which is part of Big Bang on our model from 2015.75 into 2020.05. The mainstream media is so bad, they are clearly trying to undermine the country just because Hillary lost.

White House Dinner 1996Here is an illustration from Puck Weekly Magazine “The Evil Spirits of the Modern Day Press”, published Nov. 21, 1888. See, history repeats because the passions of man never change. You guessed it – that was the US presidential election of 1888 held on Tuesday, November 6, 1888. It saw the incumbent Grover Cleveland (Democrat), challenged by the Republican Benjamin Harrison who won. Then too, the general election was pretty close with Cleveland winning the popular vote just like Hillary, but by almost 1%, while Harrison managed to win the electoral vote 233 to 168.

Here you have Harper’s Weekly making fun of the fake news back then too calling those in mainstream media in 1888 “evil”. There are also no mirrors in the Washington Press Core. I’ve attended those dinners too so I have first hand knowledge, not theory.  The press assume they are important and are also above the common people they try to manipulate with their stories. It has always been about manipulating the public. Ryan Holiday, wrote for Forbes taking on the role of a whistle-blower from the media. He wrote:

“I know this because I am a media manipulator. My job was to use the media to make people do or think things they otherwise would not. People like me are there, behind the curtain, pulling the puppet strings. But that is about to get harder: I’m spilling my secrets to you and turned my talents from exploiting media vulnerabilities to exposing them—for your benefit.”

The more things appear to advance, the more they remain the same

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