The media February 2018
Methods of madness
On the media and the Twenty-fifth Amendment.
On Tuesday, January 9, The Washington Post headlined: “The White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness”—which all by itself gives you a pretty good idea of where the Post stands on the subject of the President’s sanity. And on just about everything else to do with him too. The article’s authors, Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker, apparently thought so highly of their own subtlety in insinuating that Mr. Trump was crazy that they tried the same trick again on Wednesday as part of what the Post laughably calls “The Debrief: An occasional series offering insights from reporters.” On this occasion, the “insight” consisted of the following: “55 minutes at the table: Trump tries to negotiate and prove stability”—with what success, in their view, we can...
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