August 3, 2016

JOE BOB BRIGGS ASKS, WHAT IS IT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THAT MAKES JOURNALISTS GO INSANE?

Another abandonment of traditional journalistic responsibility—Dr. Naugahyde is turning over in his grave—connotes massive ignorance on the part of the Fourth Estate, and they’re not even ashamed of it. It takes the form of the “Who the Heck Is Voting for Trump?” article. This is apparently a perplexing conundrum to the national press corps, especially the branch that dines at the Yale Club.

First of all, you’re not supposed to be asking who votes for Trump, you’re supposed to be telling us. I realize this might require moving outside the realm of people who wear 18th-century crests on their Princeton crew jackets, but it’s kind of why you’ve been given the job in the first place.

Back in late 2004 on her little-seen CNBC show, Tina Brown interviewed David Westin, then the president of ABC News. Westin told her that the DNC-MSM needed to dispatch the equivalent of foreign correspondents out from Manhattan to parachute into the Red States. There, they could witness firsthand how these strange people in the hinterlands live out their exotic day-to-day existences, and then be able to report back why they rejected the suave and debonair John Kerry for that hayseed George W. Bush.

Any time now, fellas, any time.

(Via Kathy Shaidle.)

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