So earlier this week I made these predictions about the coverage of the anti-trump protests on youtube:
Let us see what happens, but I am quite sure that Sargon of Akkad (and similar supposed "the real left"-wing "intellectuals") are now going to make videos where they will focus very heavily on the few negative stories surrounding the protests against trump.
They will focus on two things: (1) paint the protests as being ridiculous and self-defeating by pointing out stupid signs or stupid things that were said (2) paint the protests as violent and thereby hypocritical by pointing to the few episodes of smashed car windows etc.
Wait for the next installment of "this week in stupid" by sargon of akkad and let's see if I am right.
Let's see how my predictions stack up:
As I predicted, at 16:00, Sargon of Akkad has found video of violent anti-trump protesters...but wait they are actually anarchists.... who smash up things and act stupid every occasion they get.
Then we get to the ridicule. That start in earnest at around 21 minutes in and last for the rest of the video. Oh look! Here is a protester who say stupid things! They don't have a clue!
As a small bonus:
After clips of emotional, exaggerated reactions to Trumps victory (cf. 1:35), Sargon starts the video:
"(laughter) what a glorious day it is. So we are obviously going to talk about DTs inauguration and how it has cost some of the best SJW meltdowns I have ever seen. In fact this (inaudiable) sums it up: autistic screeching as DT offers to give the us government back to the people and away from the SJW. They hate it, I love it. I love that they hate it. It is about time these fucking people lost".
Okay so "SJW" are having an emotional reaction and that is bad, and Sargon loves it. I do not understand this preoccupation with peoples emotional reaction but it is a general feature of both the nut-right/nut-left rhetoric (crying, sad, fit, meltdown, drink tears, etc.).
What is interesting is then at 39:00 when Sargon reads a tweet by Bernie Sanders and screams the following well-reasoned argument:
"(sound of hand slamming a desk) FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU BERNIE. FUCK OFF. TRUMP DID NOT TRY TO DIVIDE YOU BY RACE AND GENDER. YOU ARE THE CUNTS DIVIDING PEOPLE BY RACE AND GENDER. IT IS A FUCKING WOMENS MARCH BERNIE. FUCK. FUCK THIS IS GRRRR I AM TOTALLY TRIGGERED BY THIS FUCKING SHIT"
I don't blame Sargon of Akkad (whatever his real name might be), after all he earns 2500 a month on patreon alone and likely more from youtube adverts for the product he produces. But I don't think it is journalism, I certainly don't think it entitles him to smear the "mainstream media", and I think he should own up to the fact his product is so nearly identical to the product produces by the people he mocks he might as well mock his own emotional reactions and cut out the middle-man.