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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Colorful But Accurate Words from Salon

It has not been my preference to spend most of my time on this blog calling out D. Trump and Trumpism.  However, there has been no real choice as any thinking, educated American could easily see the danger of the man and the movement.

Now from Salon comes a trenchant piece on the true nature of the Trump campaign as well as the role of the media in it.

Certainly there are exceptions to the kind of media described here.  But in the main, the media are quilty of something approaching treason.

An excerpt is below:

But Trump’s real power (and thus, danger to American politics) comes from how the so-called smart people in the commentariat have tried to make sense of a campaign that is, on a fundamental level, just a celebration of buffoonery, stupidity, and bigotry. Unfortunately, there is no singular voice such as that of Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Murrow with the courage to publicly and plainly state that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is an exercise in bovine scatology.Donald Trump is one step away from being President of the United States of America because of this fact. The American corporate news media has elevated Donald Trump to the level of being a serious presidential candidate when they should have instead thrown him into the political dustbin many months ago.

from "The Ghouls Have Won" by Chauncey Devega 

1 comment:

  1. Cronkite has left us, but Dan Rather is still very much alive. His words bear repeating and serve as a most serious warning.


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