Newsweek compares Charles Manson to Donald Trump

There’s a reason we refer to the so-called “mainstream media” as the “Democrat-media complex.”  In an article published Monday, Newsweek, the publication that once dubbed Barack Obama “god of all things,” compared deceased felon Charles Manson to President Donald Trump.

According to Newsweek:

“Our current president speaks in an emotional or affective way to large numbers of people in our country who feel a kind of alienation or disconnection from the government,” [psychoanalyst Mark Smaller] said. “They feel very responded to and become his political base.”

According to the psychoanalyst, cult followers like those in the Manson family are so seduced by feelings of acceptance and understanding that they accept their leaders’ ideologies regardless of how destructive or dangerous they may be.

Newsweek added this caveat:  “Smaller is clear that he does not believe President Donald Trump is similar to the convicted killer.”  Right…

However, Smaller IS concerned about those who follow Trump:

While it’s natural to worry about the power charismatic leaders hold, Smaller thinks we should focus on empowering those who need someone to follow.

“I’ve never worried as much about the Donald Trumps in the world as I worry about the large amount of people in our country who feel alienated and disconnected and looking to follow somebody,” he said.

“We live in a time where the potential [is high] for adolescents to become very isolated and disconnected from their families, from their schools, and from their communities. As citizens of our communities, it’s our job to recognize and respond when we see that happening.”

Translation: Those who support Trump are like those who followed Manson.

Twitter, of course, wasn’t impressed.



No doubt…

It certainly is close to this episode, reported back in 2010 by the Daily Caller:

Newsweek’s depiction of President Obama on its latest cover has irked some Indian Americans who, fresh off Obama’s visit to the world’s largest democracy, are not happy with the image of the U.S. president as the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva.

The Newsweek cover shows Obama with several arms carrying policy issues while balancing on one leg. The headline reads: “God of All Things” with a subtitle, “Why the Modern Presidency May be too Much for One Person to Handle.”

In case you missed it:

Yours truly also addressed this back in 2010 at the now-defunct Examiner.com.  An archive of that article can be seen here.

American Presidents are generally not depicted as deities, but history shows that dictators like Julius Caesar often required their subjects to worship them as a god.

But a search of the President with a halo on Google images produced over 750,000 results, with various images and photographs of the President or First Lady with a halo – clearly an attempt to give the man a godlike persona. Many of the pictures are parodies meant to poke fun at the medias’ worship of the President, while some are meant as an outright protest. But many were produced by professional photographers to be used by so-called mainstream news organizations or campaign events.

If there was ever any doubt that many in the press view the President as someone to be worshipped, this cover will remove that doubt.

Now, Newsweek is comparing the current president to a deranged killer.  But yet we’re supposed to believe there’s no such thing as media bias…


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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