FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021
Our surprise at what we found: Three quick takeaways from today's proceedings:
Loathing the lawyers: On MSNBC, there was a lot of snark and a lot of loathing directed at Trump's lawyers. Might we state an obvious point?
In many ways, a lawyer is only as good as his or her client. In this case, the lawyers' client happens to be a deeply disordered person.
Under our system, a profoundly disordered person gets to have a legal defense too. It actually isn't the lawyers' fault if that leaves them with amazingly little to offer.
(For ourselves, we thought the lawyers did a much better job than Brian and Nicole did.)
Loathing MSNBC: We really grew to hate the propagandistic stylings of Brian and Nicole today. (We're sure they're both nice people.) Simply put, we're now living within wholly segregated, wholly propagandistic journalistic realms. In the end, you can't run a modern nation that way, though the "journalists" can earn huge salaries.
(For obvious reasons, you aren't allowed to know how huge the salaries actually are. They're well paid for their obedience.)
As seen at the New York Times: At 4:45 P.M. Eastern, we briefly checked the New York Times web site. Amazingly, these were the banner headlines atop the site's front page:
Channeling Trump's Style, Lawyers Conclude Incendiary Defense
After Trump Team Tries to Rewrite Narrative, Senators Move to Questions
Sometimes, you just have to laugh, if only as a way of maintaining your sanity. That said, long live traditional journalism! Such journalism is dead.