Last night’s CNN helping of Anderson Cooper 360, in which Trump's dead-eyed sock-puppet, Kayleigh McEnany gets the well-deserved beat down of her career by Christine Quinn.
It is important to remember at all times that what you see on CNN and MSNBC and Fox is "news" in the same sense that "Twister" is an important bulletin from the National Weather Service and "Sharknado" is a documentary from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Not "news" at all, but carefully cast and coordinated teevee shows designed to look like news.
This trend is killing our democracy. But every now and then, when the sheer vile absurdity of what they are doing overwhelms the format, it does have its moments.
One of the entertaining side-benefits of the implosion of the Trump campaign has been to watch the the action on the short, tightly curved and steeply graded tracks on which the surrogates-for-hire Karma train now runs.
Of course anyone with a scintilla of dignity or an erg of conscience left rattling around in their heads wouldn't get within a parsec of the Trump operation, which means -- by definition -- that anyone who has tied their boats to the fortunes of Trump must be devoid of conscience or dignity.
Under the best of circumstances, watching such reptiles ply their trade is cringe-worthy, but as flak commandos for the most staggeringly unqualified upright walking mammal to ever run for President under the banner of a major party, the daily professional self-immolation show they put on is positively transcendent.
With literally nothing in the policy toolbox of any substance to work with, and walking every day straight into the teeth of whatever 600 mph shitstorm their boss' latest giant f*ck-up has unleashed, it is sometimes easy to forget these dead-eyed rodeo clowns haven't been hired on to spin gold out of some singer/songwriter's latest coke-and-hooker-and-DUI fiasco. They leap out of their beds made of money every day to go to work for an openly racist, unhinged fascist who likes to wave his d*ck around in public and is also the nominee of the Party of Lincoln...
There really is no other way to deal with the unhinged monster of lies that comes from the Right than with a consistent and repetitive punch back of harder and faster truth.
Excerpted from Driftglass