If you have never heard the term “useful idiot” it was the attitude believed held by Vladimir Lenin towards communist sympathizers in the West (America). While Lenin and the Soviets held them in utter contempt they also viewed them as tools for dispensing communist propaganda to other countries, thus infecting foreign cultures with their totalitarian tripe. After their mission was complete, they were no longer “useful.” (Urban Dictionary) Though the origin cannot proven that it was Vladimir Lenin, or his predecessor proclaimed it. In a 1965 speech, Spruille Braden, an American diplomat who was stationed in a number of Latin American countries during the 1930's and 1940's and was later a lobbyist for the United Fruit Company, said the term was used by Joseph Stalin to refer to what Braden called "countless innocent although well-intentioned sentimentalists or idealists" who aided the Soviet agenda. (Wikipedia)
In our modern Conservative way of thinking, the useful idiots are the Media. Including Print, TV, Radio and Social. They report Gonzo style, as commentators, and not Journalists, they are unreliable sources, carrying the water for the Left.
Just as the J6 Committee is not allowing the full details to come out, such as the request by President Trump for 20,000 National Guard troops to be dispatched, but rejected by Nancy Pelosi, who is ultimately responsible for security of the Capitol. Nancy Pelosi's details are not being uncovered as are anyone attached to Trump. Hours of video inside the Capitol has not been released. Prime time, scripted TV for a free Democrat party ad. The Press has gone wall-to-wall on Mar A Lago, for ratings. We find that the Left will do anything they can to make sure the person they are most afraid of will not be able to run in 2024. The Media gave out Pulitzer's for reporting on Trump Collusion. They gave Millions to fix the 2020 election. They call those who believe there was tampering in the 2020 election, crazy. A free, fair media, would be all over the Merrick Garland's Justice Department, for their overstep, just as Eric Holder did. A select group on the 8th Floor of the FBI enforce and give cover to it. Dossiers, Laptops, Leaks and Mar A Lago. President Biden gives a Trillion away to buy the votes of college student loans. Trump calls out the Press, while the Big Guy, Schumer and Pelosi are happy. Follow the money, and power.
In the end in the 1917 Revolution, the Media cried unfair when they were locked away in prison with all the others who tried to say something. Propaganda wins, the Swamp continues. The Great Reset and ESG loom, and the Treasury is printing more money.