Democrats are desperate to win the 2018 midterm elections.
A sweep would give Democrats control of both houses of Congress and the ability to block President Trump’s agenda as well as launch impeachment proceedings.
With Election Day fast approaching, the media revealed the Democrats’ secret weapon in 2018.
Liberal journalists at fake news outlets will hunt around for any development they can latch on to as fodder to promote an anti-Trump narrative that can be used to depress GOP turnout in November.
And they may have just struck paydirt.
Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward is releasing “Fear” which will chronicle how the Trump administration responded to the many media generated scandals of the early part of the administration.
Multiple sources exclusively told CNN what to expect in the book:
“According to sources with knowledge of the book, “Fear” is based on hundreds of hours of taped interviews with first-hand sources and provides an in-depth, probing account of Trump’s thoughts and decisions on everything from national security to the Russia investigation to the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In addition to interviewing dozens of administration officials, the source said, Woodward was given memos, documents, diaries and notes, including some handwritten by the President.
“Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during a president’s first years in office,” one source said, adding that the book will take readers behind the scenes of the Trump White House with extensive in-the-room accounts of meetings with the President.
“It will give readers a front row seat to Trump and his time in the White House,” said the source. “You are in the Oval office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. You are face to face with Trump and the book documents detailed conversations, meetings, policy debates and critical decisions.”
Trump supporters can expect a bias framing of how President Trump reacted to the many phony crises outlined in the book.
Woodward is sure to perform a hatchet job on the President and paint every Trump decision in the most sinister and politically damaging light possible. The book would not be released right around the traditional kickoff of the election season unless it was going to paint a very negative picture of the Trump administration.
Instead of talking about the booming economy or the many successes of the administration in foreign policy, anti-Trump journalists will pepper Republican candidates with gotcha questions about the smears Woodward will report in his book.
“Fear” will dominate the early days and weeks of the campaign as the network morning shows and cable news programs fill their broadcasts with interviews with Woodward as well as panel discussions promoting the book’s anti-Trump narrative.
The goal of all this coverage is to bombard Trump supporters with the feeling of hopelessness so they think all is lost and don’t turn out to vote in November.
This strategy has worked in past elections.
In the run up to the 2006 midterms, Woodward released an anti-Bush book that the media used to paint a picture of a corrupt and incompetent Republican Congress and Bush administration.
The “culture of corruption” theme was one of the Democrats’ key campaign trail talking points in their successful effort to win back control of the House and Senate that year.
Do you think the strategy will work in 2018?
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