The ‘Physics’ of Political Media
Politics and physics are fundamentally different: In physics, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction; for every political action there are dozens of extravagantly dramatic overreactions, almost always from liberals.
Writer Charlie Martin reasoned: â€œDonald J. Trump is President. Really. Won it fair and square, he was inaugurated [nine] â€" almost [ten] â€" months ago, and very probably is going to be President for another three and a half years. Minimum. So, now, children, letâ€™s calm down.â€
Left-wing media, unreconciled to Trumpâ€™s election are still overreacting â€" extravagantly and, often, stupidly.
For example, in an article entitled â€œTrump Tax Plan,â€ the NY Timesâ€™ Binyamin Applebaum wrote about congressional tax reform efforts: â€œThe plan would not benefit lower-income households that do not pay federal income taxes.â€
Following personnel cutbacks, Times copy editors are an endangered species, but headcount reductions are a weak excuse. At minimum, shouldnâ€™t personal and professional pride motivate a â€œjournalistâ€ to proofread his own material to avoid that sort of embarrassment? Or does taking gratuitous swipes at the president now override accuracy?
President Trump has called the Times a â€œfailing newspaper.â€ If Applebaumâ€™s blunder is typical of its product, Trump is spot on.
Writer Kurt Schlichter observed: â€œKathy Griffin forgot that normal people have an aversion to beheading political opponents. â€¦ She then apologized and then unapologized at a press conference with Gloria Allredâ€™s lawyer daughter. Iâ€™m not sure why Griffin needed a lawyer, unless she feels compelled to file a class action suit against normal people for malicious decency. What was truly great was how this Hollywood fringe mediocrityâ€™s idiocy brought the current manifestation of liberalism intoâ€¦focusâ€¦for normal people.â€
Indeed, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria condescendingly asserted that Donald Trumpâ€™s election was a class rebellion. "The election of Donald Trump is really aâ€¦class rebellion against people like us, educated professionals who live in cities, who have cosmopolitan views about things."
â€œEducated,â€ â€œcosmopolitanâ€ â€œpeople like us.â€ Got that, Trump voters?
Zakaria argued that Trump focused on "â€™ugly racial animusâ€™ generated by having to endure eight years of a black president; â€¦threatened that minorities were beginning to claim the dominant status once held by the â€˜white working man.â€™"
Democrats havenâ€™t been this angry since 1865 when another Republican president freed their slaves.
On that subject, headline: Salon Slams National Anthem as â€˜Neo-Confederate Symbolâ€™. Someone should inform the social justice warriors at Salon that the War of 1812 predated the Civil War by 48 years.
The leftâ€™s fainting couch pretensions over Civil War monuments and memorials morphed into self-parody when ESPN pulled an Asian-American announcer from a University of Virginia, Charlottesville, football game because his name is â€œRobert Lee.â€ Note to ESPN: Leeâ€™s last name is Chinese; he wasnâ€™t named after the Confederate general.
If the past is prologue, and liberal hysteria persists, the worst is yet to come.
Progressive media excesses are perfect examples of Blairâ€™s Law: â€œâ€¦the ongoing process by which the worldâ€™s multiple idiocies are becoming one giant, useless force.â€
Blair overlooked â€œmaliciousâ€ and â€œfoolish.â€