WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018
But tribal true belief kills: We've reached the point where it's painful to be negative two times a day. For that reason, we're having a hard time forcing ourselves to work from the current play list we're maintaining for our afternoon slot.
On that list:
This Atlantic report by Annie Lowery is pitiful, sad, astounding, fully dementedly tribal. There's no way Lowery doesn't know better. The Atlantic should be ashamed of itself for publishing this pitiful tribal narcotic in the form it took.
Last Friday night, Rachel Maddow's report on K. T. McFarland was absolutely astounding. In the September report from which Maddow worked, two Washington Post reporters reported this about McFarland, a former aide to Michael Flynn:
"McFarland and her lawyer Robert Giuffra convinced the FBI that she had not intentionally misled the bureau..."
"Mueller's team appears to be satisfied with McFarland's revised account."
In short, the FBI and the Mueller team are OK with McFarland's conduct. But at times of tribal war, so what? Maddow just kept insisting last Friday night that McFarland "lied" to these orgs, even after reading that copy from her sole source report. To watch her do this, click here.
In the realm of Maddow, The Others are always dishonest and bad. No other conclusion will ever be reached. Our warlike species is wired this way, but few are wired as strongly as strongly this way as our own corporate hound from Hell.
(Just a guess: Her consultant-directed grinning and chuckling is designed to hide this part of her temperament.)
The largest event in the current press is the novelization of the late President Bush. We expect to look at that topic next week.
But inside our species' pre-rational brains, it's always novels all the way down. We live to build worlds of Us and Them. Within the childish world of our upper-end press, Trump has made Bush a clear "Us."
Is man [sic] really "the rational animal?" Just take a look around:
It figures: Lawrence can't stop telling Rachel how great her report really was.