Hysterical Media (Funny or Absurd) Headlines for July 26th:
Bottom Line: I've ID'd some in the media as generally being Godless, soulless and slanderous (the Godless/soulless thing is a theory...The slanderous part - that's pretty real). I've decided to grab some of the most outrageous headlines to illustrate the point of just how outrageous it's become. Here are today's examples. For my commentary on these headlines click the audio below.
Robert Schlesinger, US News & World Report
And of course neither Trump nor anyone associated with him has any credibility on the issue. There's no reason in the world to take them at their word. That's not to say that they're guilty of collusion or cooperation or anything nefarious but it does mean that their protestations of innocence needn't give anyone the least pause in investigating the matter. Why? The simple answer is that Trump is so self-absorbed and sensitive about the loophole, glitch nature of his victory that he cannot brook any fact (whether that of Russian interference or that he lost the popular vote by a wide margin) which calls it back to mind.
Damon Linker, The Week
Katy Waldman, Slate
Like the best liars, Trump and his team pair gratuitous revelations with strategic elisions. They plant real toads in imaginary gardens. They obfuscate, then congratulate themselves on their honesty the moment they stop committing sins of omission.
The material here is amazing and wonderful in it's absurdity simultaneously. Once again, if you look at these through the prism of Donald Trump being President, and more elected Republicans serving in the United States since the 1920's...it's pretty hilarious! The air of desperation, advocacy and instructions for their "resistance" is comical. These people really do take themselves completely seriously!