Sunday, December 18, 2016

Reasons to vote Trump - #1 He put the news media back to work.

And the horror of accusing people of Treason?  Well, that was so 2016.

//This weekend you can catch a preview of what the next four years of mainstream media coverage of the Trump presidency will look like by checking in at the Boston Globe. They’ve decided to run an op-ed piece penned by John Shattuck, a professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Clearly not wanting to pull any punches or inject a level of nuance into the discussion, the title blares out at us, Donald Trump raises specter of treason.

Yes, you read that correctly. It’s still more than a month before the PEOTUS will be sworn in and we’ve already got someone bringing up the word “treason” and tying it to his name. Now, some of you might correctly point out that newspaper editors frequently write the titles which appear above guest columns, so perhaps Mr. Shattuck wasn’t actually engaging in such hyperbole himself. Let’s check out his opening paragraph to get a sense of where the author is really going here.//

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Peter Sean,

I so agree. I mean, bringing up Trump and treason in the same sentence is just as ridiculous as something really lame . . . say . . . like saying something like based on my in depth knowledge of Heinrich Himmler I can't tell the difference between what Mr. Himmler said and what Whoopi Goldberg says.

Who links to me?