WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2023
Friend, did you have to ask?: We just watched the opening segment of today's Deadline: White House.
In a bit of a switch, Nicolle Wallace was soon introducing a panel made of "some of our favorite experts and friends."
We'd never heard that formulation before. She worked in one "lucky for us."
At any rate, Wallace flashed the head shot of Stormy Daniels right in the program's first minute. Soon, she was calling out to the ages:
Oh please please please please please please! Oh please, send Trump off to jail!
Nothing else matters on that show. That is its only real topic.
What won't you hear about on this show? You can be sure that you won't be asked to hear about people like these:
GRAHAM (11/2/22): [Mary] Wainwright is the kind of person you’d want as a neighbor: She’s quick with a joke, blunt and no-nonsense, and ready to help out. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, she canvassed the neighborhood handing out masks. When vaccines first became available, she knew that many of her neighbors didn’t have computers or internet access to make appointments, so she convinced officials to set up a pop-up clinic at her church. The line stretched around the block.
Even so, you might not want to live near her in Smokey City these days. Crime and violent-crime rates in the area and its next-door neighbor Klondike are routinely two to three times as high as in Memphis overall, according to statistics gathered by Whole Child Strategies, a nonprofit that works in the neighborhood. The homicide rate is four to five times as high.
When Wainwright got a new car not long ago, her son begged her to get something other than the Infinitis she’s long preferred—drug dealers like them too much and she might get carjacked, he warned. Wainwright has seen two people killed on her street. “One was laying up under my car. The other one, he got shot, ran around the church,” she recalls.
Wainwright’s sister, who lives nearby in the house they grew up in, is paralyzed on one side, but she doesn’t want to leave the neighborhood where she’s always lived, and her disability checks won’t cover much else anyway. “She spends 40 percent of her time on the floor, because of guns, shooting, just every day. During daylight hours,” Wainwright says. “That’s how bad it is in the neighborhood. You know, it is what it is. We live from day to day, and we pray at night, pray all day, pray in the morning when we get up, that we can survive the neighborhood.”
For background on this tedious matter, see this morning's report.
You won't be hearing about people like that on this popular "cable news" show. Such people don't count in our own blue lagoon. Ain't life in our blue bayou grand?