Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health.
- Many of us were seething at the press (not just the “mainstream media,” but also pundits on the right and the left) for their praise of Donald Trump’s trip to Mexico. They actually called him “presidential.” No, I’m not kidding. Some approval cranked up to absurd levels:
Hugh Hewitt just said this is the best day of Trump’s campaign, that his speech was “sophisticated.”
— GottaLaff (@GottaLaff) September 1, 2016
That was followed by more Hewitt words of wisdom, “This was a 100% great day for Trump. Everything went his way” Yes, he really said that.
Well, Hugh, you might want to rethink the gushing. Read and weep:
Hispanic leader who advises Trump camp telling me half of Trump’s Hispanic advisory board is ready to resign today (15 of 30)
— Leslie Sanchez (@LeslieSanchez) September 1, 2016
Wow former Trump Hispanic adviser Jacob Monty, who resigned, says it’s now clear Trump “doesn’t want to win,” campaign just a “media play.”
— Ari Melber MSNBC (@AriMelber) September 1, 2016
News media? Pundits? Your thoughts? Ready to pivot?
See what I mean? A little self-medicating is in order. So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?