Thursday, May 26, 2016
The point is not to whitewash Trump’s crudity and outlandishness, but to explain why it so far has not eliminated him as a candidate. Obama’s outright destruction of presidential protocols created candidate Trump. The media, which in Faustian fashion mortgaged its soul to empower Obama, has now lost all credibility as a legitimate critic and arbiter of the dangers of narcissism, half-educated pop knowledge, polarizing politics, and demonization of one’s critics.
-Victor Davis Hanson, as excerpted from here. I admire Hanson's writing and thoughtfulness. I don't read him as much as I used to, as one tries to limit the negative vibes one imbibes. He just hasn't been in much of a happy place lately.