Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How John Oliver, Samantha Bee, and Late-Night Comedy Fueled the Rise of Trump - The Atlantic

Trump’s appearance with Fallon may mark a moment in our national story. It was the last fleeting glimmer of anything approaching goodwill—and possibly of anything deserving it—between political factions. Since then it’s been a race to the bottom, as the crudeness of the president is matched by that of “the resistance,” with all of us being judged by how well—how thoroughly and consistently and elaborately—we can hate each other. Nothing about this time is elevating. It’s just all of us—on the left and on the right—sworn to our bitterness and our anger.


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And lo, sayeth the Lord, did Obama and the Clintons call forth Trump.

Served the buggers right, said the non-Lord. Aye, right enough, son, said the Lord.

Posted by: dearieme | Apr 19, 2017 4:24:35 AM