Everywhere you go you ca hear people murmuring the name: “Trump…Did what?…Can you believe?” Here in SE Asia, the subject of The Donald comes up quite often–and it’s always been with a laugh. Much of Asia seems to consider Trump (and, by extension, America) one big joke right now. Let’s just say that respect for the US in this part of the world has slumped.
Meanwhile back in the USA, Trump manages to find his way into all manner of news reporting, including post-Grammy news.
Item 1: Misleading Headline: “Musicians ask Trump for money help after Grammys bashing“
First, consider the source: The Washington Examiner. To say that its editorial policy lists heavily to starboard would be an understatement. While they make it sound like a bunch of petulant musicians are whining to dad about increasing their allowance, the issue really involves a plea to update music laws and licensing to meet the demands and challenges of the digital era. It’s all about intellectual rights and protections.
Item 2: Now We’ve Heard of Prince Joy Villa Thanks to Her Pro-Trump Dress
Princess Joy what? Never heard of her? Maybe that’s why she decided to grab some headlines by wearing a “Make America Great” dress to the Grammys. After getting some can-you-believe-she-dared-to-wear-that coverage, her song, “I Make Static,” vaulted to #1 on Amazon and #11 on iTunes. Bonus fact: She’s a committed Scientologist.
Item 3: Moby Claims to Have Insider Info on Trump’s Russian Dealings
There are plenty of anti-Trump people tooling about online, trying to connect seemingly disparate dots (tweets, news stories, blog posts) to prove that there’s something fishy with Trump’s relationship with Russia. Moby says he’s got it all figured out.