Megyn Kelly’s journalistic reputation lies somewhere between that of Judith Miller and John Barron.
At this point, all Trump can do is shore up his racist base. The name Obama is political meth to this demographic.
In their obsession with owning the libs, so-called left, so-called independent journalists have become openly MAGAts.
I try to imagine wanting to own the libs so badly that I’d be willing to destroy my own reputation by pimping the lies of a chronic liar. Then I imagine I’m Ryan Grim.
Uranium has a half-life of 4+ billion years. The only things with a longer half-life are former Sanders campaign staff and journalistic hangers-on.
The family of Warren Harding will be eternally grateful for the Trump Presidency.
There are three ways to rise to prominence in Trumpworld: in the bedroom, in the birther movement, or in breaking the law.
Real leftists (not chapo-classers) didn’t endorse Bernie in 2016 or 2020. Not to be disparaging, but the Berner movement is/was a kindergartenish, incoherent mix of populism, pandering, and pomposity. Whatever factionalism evidenced now is about personality, not ideology. It’s faux-left.
Teachable moment from 🌹 twitter: if a liberal agrees with a conservative on anything, the liberal is actually a conservative. And if a conservative agrees with a liberal, that must mean the liberal is actually a conservative. A careful study of the facts reveals this truth …
Re Bernie Sander’s failed campaign.
The NY Times has its take.
What is unaddressed in the NY Times piece is the incompetence of Bern’s campaign staff, from top to bottom.
I’ve commented before that his campaign staff is historically inept. Moreover, his surrogates are what one can only describe as regrettable. His revolution/movement has more of the markings of a cult than a political campaign. That probably explains why it “went wrong.”
I cannot omit a Subtilty of one of those Quack-operators, with which he gull’d the poor People to croud about him, but did nothing for them without Money. He had it seems, added to his Bills, which he gave about the Streets, this Advertisement in Capital Letters, (viz.) He gives Advice to the Poor for nothing.
Abundance of poor People came to him accordingly, to whom he made a great many fine Speeches; examin’d them of the State of their Health, and of the Constitution of their Bodies, and told them many good things for them to do, which were of no great Moment: But the Issue and Conclusion of all was, that he had a preparation, which if they took such a Quantity of, every Morning, he would pawn his Life, they should never have the Plague, no, tho’ they lived in the House with People that were infected: This made the People all resolve to have it; But then the Price of that was so much, I think ’twas half-a-Crown; But, Sir, says one poor Woman, I am a poor Alms-Woman, and am kept by the Parish, and your Bills say, you give the Poor your help for nothing. Ay, good Woman, says the Doctor, so I do, as I publish’d there. Give my Advice to the Poor for nothing; but not my Physick. Alas, Sir! says she, that is a Snare laid for the Poor then; for you give them your Advice for nothing, that is to say, you advise them gratis, to buy your Physick for their Money; so does every Shop-keeper with his Wares. Here the Woman began to give him ill Words, and stood at his Door all that Day, telling her Tale to all the People that came, till the Doctor finding she turn’d away his Customers; was oblig’d to call her up Stairs again, and give her his Box of Physick for nothing, which perhaps too was good for nothing when she had it.
Daniel Defoe, A Journal of the Plague Year  (Penguin Classics, 2003), 32
Spare a thought for the poor heroin user who will be waiting for the man for quite a long time.
New York’s Governor Cuomo is effectively functioning as the President of the United States.
Jacobin mag’s katheder anarcho-syndicalists called for a general strike! During a pandemic.