There’s a chorus on the left that’s now so acquainted as to be unremarkable. The shape runs, “Even Reagan wasn’t as dangerous as [insert current Republican president here].” It received a exercise beneath George W. Bush, and it’s gotten heavy use beneath Trump. And already I’ve seen a number of articles within the New York Occasions and elsewhere saying, “Regardless of the GOP gives us after Trump might be even worse.” To which I say, I can solely hope so.
In any case, kudos of kinds are owed to Eric Levitz of New York journal for protecting alive the flame of Bush Derangement Syndrome, as he argues that actually Bush was a a lot worse authoritarian than Trump. Nothing particularly notable about this, besides that alongside the way in which, he lets the masks slip utterly in regards to the media:
From the Trump period’s first days, on by the COVID pandemic, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Occasions, and the Washington Publish (rightly) took a extra adversarial posture towards a sitting president than they ever had earlier than (or no less than, within the case of the newspapers, at any level of their trendy histories).
You seldom get such a forthright admission that the media made the aware option to be the adjunct of the Democratic Social gathering. And this isn’t pretend information, for a change.