“A giant topic right now on the White Home Social Media Summit would be the large dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by sure firms. We won’t allow them to get away with it for much longer. The Pretend Information Media may also be there, however for a restricted interval.”
This, in fact, will not be a social media summit — and here is how you realize: not one of the main social media platforms, corresponding to Twitter or Fb, are invited to attend.
For a lot of on the left and within the institution press, that is an unsavory solid of characters — a bunch of unserious instigators and ne’er do wells whom the President of america shouldn’t be elevating.
This consternation is considerably comprehensible — a few of these figures are actually loathsome web trolls who serve no goal apart from to harass, antagonize, provoke and unfold misinformation. Some others have pushed hateful speech and racist memes. Nonetheless others are merely annoying gadflies.
However there are also a lot of causes this occasion mustn’t get us all labored up.
For starters, who’s remotely shocked by this? These are Trump’s peeps, his bros, his experience or dies. Most of those people have devoted some or a lot of their careers to defending and selling him, for some to their appreciable skilled detriment. As Reagan was fond of claiming, you dance with the one which brung ya. Properly, these are those that brung him, and Trump needs to reward them with some face time earlier than the election ramps up.
He additionally, indisputably, needs to get an increase out of us. Mission achieved.
These are additionally not the primary controversial friends to be invited to this White Home or others.
Lastly, there are literally actual points confronting conservatives and social media. I hope they’re addressed or a minimum of raised in severe methods on Thursday, and never merely simply the window dressing for a Trump pep rally.
Extra doubtless, although, the “summit” is only a entrance for the President’s fan membership to get collectively and complain in regards to the “pretend information” press and the way they’re so put upon, and brag about proudly owning the libs. This isn’t one thing to concern, people — it is one thing to pity.