….The good news is that we are winning. Our real opponent is not the Democrats, or the dwindling number of Republicans that lost their way and got left behind, our primary opponent is the Fake News Media. In the history of our Country, they have never been so bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
Right. News people get out of bed in the morning wondering, “What kind of shit would I like to make up about Donald Trump today?, because that will harm the economy and injure my country.”
Yes, I know: There are people so stupid, so inexhaustibly malicious, that they believe the media are just as pathetic and dishonest as themselves; Donald Trump is one of them. In psychology it’s called ‘projection.’ But generally … No. The media work hard to get it right, feel shame when they have something wrong, and make corrections promptly. The problem is the subject; Trump is sewage all the way down and I, for one, am grateful that the Founders had the wisdom to protect the press.