22 April 2018 | Another Van Jones Moment
While heâ€™s not the inventor of this phrase, and he certainly isnâ€™t alone in using it, I fully expect at some point that CNNâ€™s Van Jones will declare some aspect of the US-North Korea summit as â€œthe moment Donald Trump became president.â€
This is inevitable and a very easy prediction to make, because our Media Glitterati will adopt the White House line that this summit must be a â€œwinâ€ of some kind. Thatâ€™s the talk of the Dotard, who really could not care less about the issue and whose knowledge of the Korean War comes mainly from reruns of â€œMASH.â€ No, heâ€™s looking for some kind of win to make himself look like, well, a winner. And there are plenty of Van Joneses among the media outlets who will hype this summit and duly inform us of â€œthe incredible stakesâ€ and yes, they will also bring up Nixonâ€™s visit to China.
The North Koreans also seem to doing some interesting pre-emptive work. The government has declared an end to nuclear testing because, in their words, theyâ€™ve accomplished what they set out to do. Now they have gotten legitimacy from the US (a long sought-after goal) without any preconditions whatsoever. Thatâ€™s 2 for 2. Thereâ€™s also diplomatic movement between them and the South Koreans. The word â€œdenuclearizationâ€ is being tossed around.
What that all means is as clear as mud. But none of that will get reported in depth because only the optics of a â€œwinâ€ is what matters here, and Van Jones and others will be sure to pound that message.
Way to go, pendejos. Way to go.