WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2022
Imitations of discourse: Like Jesus, the analysts wept.
They'd watched the opening 34 minutes of today's Morning Joe. You can watch eleven minutes of the longer fandango just by clicking here.
Sad! The uninterrupted segment was largely devoted to the task of solving the "murder mystery" aspect of the Supreme Court leak. Agatha Christie, come on down!
Who had leaked the Alito draft? Offering a giant dose of "cable entertainment product," the various children fell to the task of trying to puzzle it out.
Please understand! The various children simply don't know who leaked the Alito draft. In all honesty, it's likely that we'll never know who actually leaked the draft.
There is exactly zero way to know who leaked the Alito draft. Beyond that, there is exactly zero way to figure out why the draft was leaked.
For those reasons, the segment was fueled by one of this program's most entertaining gods—by the great god, Speculation. And needless to say, their speculations all took the gang to the same pleasing place:
One of The Others had leaked the draft, the Morning Joe gang kept saying! It may even have been Ginni Thomas—or so Joe helped one wayward child come to understand.
The sheer stupidity of this segment almost defied belief. But this was "cable entertainment product" at its best, laced with a serious dose of tribal reinforcement. This is the way "discourse" looks within this stupidified world.
At the start of the 8 A.M. hour, things may have gotten worse:
Mika began the hour with this angry screed. She assailed Mitch McConnell for presuming to tell "the press" that they should be focused on the question of who engineered the leak.
Mika really let Mitch have it for offering that advice. Then she threw to her husband, Joe, and he went back to discussing that very point, offering us the pleasing assurance that the leaker must have been one of The Others.
This is the best this gang can do. This is what our discourse is—who and what we are.
Like Jesus, the analysts wept. In fairness, and as a general matter, the comparison ends right there.
More of the 6 A.M. hour: If you're interested, here's more of the program's opening segment.
Basically, the program began with some chuckling about the violent assault on Dave Chappelle last night. At that point, the children pivoted to that entertainment / tribal reassurance product.
This is the way our discourse has worked, dating back to the days when the MSM was deeply worried about the meaning of Candidate Gore's deeply troubling three-button suit jackets. The jackets had three buttons, not two, and the children were very disturbed.
This is who and what these people are. This helps explain how all of us, in our flailing nation, have reached this disordered place.