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Rob Hammerton, music educator etc.

Support System, Part 2

Well, that didn’t take long at all.

Yesterday I posted in this space about the absurd travesty of a press conference conducted by the Short-Fingered Vulgarian, at his Golden Palace of Horrors, surrounded not only by the press but by a throng of loyal supporters.

Turns out? Paid supporters.

Dutifully, the online political website “Politico” picked up on this. In their article chronicling this ridiculous event, they wrote that everything has changed, and yet nothing has – recalling Orange Muppet Hitler’s event, in that same room, utilizing many people paid to portray cheering supporters.

Well, they got it half right. Everything has changed. He’s the President-Elect, not just some hack third-rate celebrity who once had a TV show. Theoretically, there is the expectation of behavior that Americans have come to characterize as “presidential” – y’know – dignity, restraint and compassion, yeah?

Well, heck with that, apparently.

But we don’t have to help in this transition from old-school “presidentialness” to whatever in the HELL this new reality is.

Buried deep in the sputtering end of the Politico article:

With nine days to go until Inauguration Day, the spectacle may be one of the last ones that unfolds on Trump’s home turf in midtown Manhattan, between the Gucci and Bulgari stores. Next up, he will be occupying the people’s home, and confront the press in less familiar, more intimidating surroundings.

Hey Politico — which the estimable writer Charlie Pierce has long called “Tiger Beat on the Potomac”, and not for nothing — this is what it sounds like when you report this crap like it’s normal.

Guess what? It ain’t.

Oh, once he gets to the White House it’ll be okay,” this Politico garbage seems to me to imply.

Oh no no no. No. NO IT WON’T.

Once he gets to the White House it’ll be TOO FREAKING LATE.

Won’t be too long before those paid supporters start showing up wearing brown shirts.

 

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS OF THE WORLD (and those who pretend to be)

THIS IS NOT NORMAL.

THIS IS NOT GOOD.

STOP REPORTING THIS LIKE IT IS NORMAL OR GOOD

IT IS NEITHER

 

RESIST. REJECT.

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January 12, 2017 - Posted by | current events, journalism, news | , , , , , , , ,

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