Mainstream media are shocked to discover the president is a mendacious bigot.
Were they not paying attention?
To great acclaim and praise the Los Angeles Times has made a great discovery.
In the opening salvo of a four-part series of essays about Donald Trump the paper’s editorial board made the following pronouncement:
It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters.
The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking and said his election would be a ‘catastrophe’.
Still – nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck.
Like millions of other Americans we clung to a slim hope that the new president would turn out to be all noise and bluster or that the people around him in the White House would act as a check on his worst instincts or that he would be sobered and transformed by the awesome responsibilities of office.
Instead, seventy-some days in — and with about 1,400 to go before his term is completed — it is increasingly clear that those hopes were misplaced.
It would seem that the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times has finally found its spine.