I heard George W. Bush’s remarks Thursday afternoon about how “Bigotry seems emboldened” and “Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and downright fabrication.”
He’s certainly right about this. But I assumed he was talking about the political and cultural left, the mainstream media (pardon the redundancy), and American universities. All of the above retail bigotry, fabrications, and absolutely roll and snuffle in conspiracies theories, as long as all the evil conspirators are on the right.
Imagine my surprise when I cruised news shows last evening to find that the media was under the impression Bush was talking about Donald Trump and his deplorable supporters. What a downright peculiar conclusion, but one I guess I should have anticipated.
Today W said he wasn’t talking about Trump. What a disappointment this must have been in news rooms, faculty lounges, Hollywood, and the Upper West Side. But this didn’t inconvenience these folks long. They quickly pivoted to the lunatic assertions of an opportunistic Florida Congresswoman with no scruples about what she politicizes (and who wears a hat that looks like she won it at a carnival because the barker couldn’t guess her weight).