"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Faking it

It's good to know the President's not so busy he can't read Drudge....

So, the man who can pick up the phone and talk directly to the head of the FBI 24/7 instead contacts the FBI via Twitter?

The "@FBI" is the tell.  Trump is not trying to distract us from something with Machiavellian guile.  He really does think reality occurs in press reports, and he really does want to the FBI to switch to FoxNews to get the "real" information.

"Fake news" can only be fake if it is news.  If there is no "fake news" to complain about, what would Trump do with his time?  And yes, it trickles down to Trump, Jr.:

Note the silence about answers to questions offered before the Senate Intelligence Committee; or the answers to questions offered by Director Comey to the House committee.  No, the only news is FoxNews (or Drudge, or Breitbart), and the only thing to comment on is "fake news."  An idea that isn't new, and isn't fake.

But we'll come back to that.....


Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

They know that the Trump fans will go nuts at the idea of a Black Woman doing anything - racism has been their primary organizational tool, sexism, their secondary one.

From what I've read, her requesting the names be unmasked would have been a. entirely legal, b. something someone in her position would have been expected to do.

It's not going to save them when the birds roost.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Rmj said...

They still don't understand the difference between controlling the government and controlling the narrative.

And frankly, they can't do either.

6:59 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home