I have owned and operated a few businesses over the last 60 years, and I have studied business law, drawn contracts and agreements, but do not have an advanced degree. I have taught as an adjunct professor at a college in Chicago, teaching prospective business owners how to get started. The class was called Entrepreneurial thinking.
That being said, I have thought about what Donnie Two Scoops has said and done in response to all the bad news he is getting, and I am proposing a theory on why he is doing so.
He claims to be a businessman, but I believe he is really a salesman. To a salesman, bad news is a public relations problem that is fixed by flooding the outlets with an overwhelming volume of news releases and ads to push the value of your product in such a way it drowns out the bad news. By flooding the audience with your version of the truth, the reader/viewer forgets about the bad news. This is basic propaganda – dilution of the opposing viewpoint.
I believe that he sees every speck of bad news as a PR opportunity to throw good light on his message. He has said any publicity is good publicity, as he believes that his pushing 10 times the volume of his version wipes the bad news.
Then, we must consider why he seems to have no knowledge of or concern for the criminal charges that are looming over him. Simple. Just ignore it, like any other bad news and it goes away. Any legal problems he has had in the past have always been passed to his legal staff who either pay the piper or drown the opponent in legal fees beyond their ability to pay. No problem. Just a business expense, and it is a tax deduction for his business.
But this is different, and he has not been able to process that, as it is a new experience for him. He is denying and ignoring, and hitting back with a typical PR tactic of flooding the press to make it shrink from sight. He thinks he can change public opinion with his PR. That won’t work. The people reading his PR are not the people who are onto him, and the Feds don’t care about his PR show. In fact, he is feeding more data into their net and adding to his charges daily. For example, today WAPO says he wrote JR’s news release on the way home from Germany, saying it was about adoptions.
The funny(?) thing is that It was about adoptions when you consider that the Russians stopped adoptions to the west as they reacted to sanctions in the Magnitsky Act. The meeting was really about sanctions, using the code word ‘adoptions’ as cover. The Russians were offering dirt on HRC in exchange for a promise to reduce or eliminate those sanctions.
Faux news is helping him cope by not giving him the bad news – he may be completely unaware how much trouble he is in as he seems to only parrot what they say about the fake news, as if it was just bad PR.
Your comments are welcome.