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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Has The Press Reached Its Breaking Point

Chris Cuomo of noted journalistic swamp CNN has reached the limits of bullshit that he is prepared to eat.

As Cuomo says, the repeated and insistent lying from the Trump campaign is so blatant and unrepentant that it beggars belief.  Here's the key part:
“I can't move on,” Cuomo said. “Because you keep lying about it, so I can't move on from it.”
“Chris, I'm not lying about anything,” Manafort said.
“What is true: Did the language, did a portion of the language of that speech come from Michelle Obama’s speech, yes or no?”
“As far as we're concerned, there are similar words that were used,” Manafort said. “We've said that. But the feelings of those words, and the commonality of those words do not create a situation which we feel we have to agree with you. You want to have that opinion, fine.”
“It is not an opinion. That's the problem,” Cuomo replied.

So this is journalism as we would hope it would be practice.  Cuomo is better than most.  This isn't Wolf Blitzer or Don Lemon.  That might shatter the space-time continuum if those chowderheads committed journalism.

The Trump campaign - the Trumpster Fire - is so dysfunctional and so transgressive that the media literally don't know how to cover it.

This is a nice start.

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