If Donald Trump makes good on his plans to visit Detroit next week to schmooze striking auto workers, he will be facing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ formidable UAW surrogates and Ford Motor Co., a corporation that openly supports keeping him out of office.
Grand Rapids, MI, has long had an outsized influence on America. It is my hope the city’s residents will make a national example of their NBC affiliate and boycott the station until anchor Michele DeSelms apologizes for unfairly dissing them as hate mongers who support gay discrimination.
A critical revelation in the 305-page report issued by special prosecutor John Durham this week was that those who shouted the loudest Donald Trump was a major threat to America’s Democracy were the ones Americans should most fear.
The mainstream media has developed a new genre of reporting which I’ve dubbed Winston journalism, a reference to Orwell’s “1984” character whose job at Oceania’s Ministry of Truth was to turn lies into truths and truths into lies. The Washington Post has turned Winston journalism into an art form, with writers Glenn Kessler, Taylor Lorenz, and Phil Bump among the best practitioners, but opinion economics columnist Catherine Rampell is indisputably the grande dame of the genre.