Michael Brown: Robert Mueller’s Investigation, Pay-Per-View TV, and the Re-election of Donald Trump

How could the Mueller investigation actually help President Trump to reelection in 2020? And what does this have to do with pay-per-view TV and the phenomenon of a reality TV star becoming president?

Let’s start with pay-per-view TV, connected for years with professional boxing and now with other combat sports as well.

In the case of two great boxers at the height of their game, 500,000 pay-per-views would be terrific. (In other words, 500,000 people would pay something like $79.95 to watch the fight in the privacy of their own homes.)

But here and there, pay-per-views have exceeded four million buyers, and in each case, the main draw was a boxer named Floyd Mayweather.

Why were his pay-per-views so much more successful than any other boxer to date?

It wasn’t because of his exciting style. To the contrary, he was a defensive genius whose fights were often somewhat boring and one-sided.

No, the reason his fights drew such massive audiences was because he became a household name.

Put another way, non-boxing fans would buy his fights, and that was the key to his phenomenal success. He transcended boxing alone and drew in a larger, sporting audience. In fact, some of his viewers weren’t even sports fans at all. They tuned in for the Mayweather event.

How does this tie in with Donald Trump?

It’s simple. Before he ran for president, he was already a star. A big star. A reality TV star. And so, the crowds that came to his rallies transcended the normal political crowds.

His rallies were reality TV events, only in person. They were a happening, and they continue to be a happening to this day.

That’s one large reason his rallies were consistently larger than those of his competitors. He was a reality TV star before, and he continues to be a reality TV star as president. Only now, he is bigger and better and more ubiquitous. The name of Trump is literally everywhere. (Someone told me that Larry King recently said that most Americans don’t go through a single day without mentioning Trump at least once.)

Now, one of Trump’s campaign strengths was to present himself as the people’s champion. He was the man who would speak up for us – for Americans who felt we had lost our voice. He would be the man who would confront the giants – the media giants, the government giants, the business giants – and he would not back down.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown