Monday, June 13, 2016

O/T Weekend Holdover Marginalia: I For One Am THRILLED That The Presumptive Republican Nominee Is Out Revoking Press Credentials

In truth, there should have been some discussion within his camp -- about the function of a free press, in a free society -- but really, why bother? It's all over his sloped, jutting, mono-browed forehead.

It's like talking about the merits (for humans) -- of bicycles, to. . . fish. And he's the fish. As long as he's busy "revoking" the fourth estate (one he cannot revoke), though -- it keeps his lil' head busy NOT trying to make any coherent policy about anything related to. . . anything -- especially on guns, terror, religion, immigration, equality or security.

Do rest assured, the Wa Po will still cover him -- they have zero need for "access" to his "double secret probation" credentials. Hell, I could cover him more than adequately, from my office -- never laying eyes on the man. In the electronic age, his "banishment" belittles only him (and sadly, the nomination of the party he purportedly seeks). Here is the money quote -- from the editors of The Washington Post, late this afternoon:

. . . .As the country mourned the wanton slaughter of 49 people early Sunday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee took a victory lap, hinted darkly that President Obama is an enemy of the nation, libeled American Muslims and, in grotesque punctuation, finished up with a vindictive attack on the media. . . .

"When coverage doesn’t correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a news organization is banished. The Post will continue to cover Donald Trump as it has all along—honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically, and unflinchingly. We’re proud of our coverage, and we’re going to keep at it. . . ."

If this is his inclination now, imagine how he might wield the powers of the presidency. . . .

Indeed. And now it is up to all of us to vote, and be certain that is never a possibility. Onward. He is a cretin, who knows nothing of (or holds disdain for) at least three core American freedoms -- free speech, free press and free exercise of religion. You are nearing the end, Mr. Trump. You may reliably trust that.

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