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About today's anonymous NYT editorial

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:41 pm
by Marie
This anonymous editorial is the center of attention.

When I read it, while originally heartened, I felt there was something ambivalent about it.

One example was the way it celebrated [what the author views as] the accomplishments of the Trump administration while bemoaning the emotional cost his staff has paid to make it possible for him to do those "good things."

But what really bothered me was best expressed in a comment on Twitter:
We have remedies for Trump: not just 25th amendment but congress could investigate & rebuke, staff could quit. The op-ed is a justification for why these remedies are not being applied.

What is really masterful about the op-ed is how it co-opts the language of the opposition to defend working for Trump: civility, resistance, McCain.

Yeah, that's what bugged me the most, I think.


Re: About today's anonymous NYT editorial

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:28 pm
by Marie