Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hey (supposed) journalists covering Trump -- that persistent rumbling at your feet is Edward R. Murrow spinning in his grave

"Some people like Joe McCarthy, some people hate him, but one thing's for certain -- nobody can ignore him. And you have to admit, the guy is a heck of a salesman."

Replace the name "Joe McCarthy" with "Donald Trump" and you have the default lead for about 70% of the current coverage of the Fascist candidate for president. You know who you are. That's the lead you are working with. And I hope you die a painful natural death for settling for it.

At the end of the day, though, Trump is not the problem.

You are.

You people should be ashamed to call yourself journalists. But you aren't. And you're not going to be anytime soon. But just in case you have any residual shreds of dignity or conscience, here is how real journalism works.