orphious wrote: Not gee'd up at all. Just pointing out your growing obsession. I find it interesting that as time goes by even the most level headed anti-Trump posters eventually turn to posting stupid shit about him that at the end of the day simply does not matter.
David Brooks has an op-ed addressing what he sees in a similar vein. Discusses "lowbrowism" and Fox's Hannity etal, then what he sees happening on the left:
"We anti-Trumpers have our lowbrowism, too, mostly on late-night TV. But anti-Trump lowbrowism burst into full bloom with the Wolff book.
Wolff doesnâ€™t pretend to adhere to normal journalistic standards. He happily admits that heâ€™s just tossing out rumors that are too good to check. As Charlie Warzel wrote on BuzzFeed
, â€śFor Wolffâ€™s book, the truth seems almost a secondary concern to what really matters: engagement.â€ť
The ultimate test of the lowbrow is not whether it challenges you, teaches you or captures the contours of reality; itâ€™s whether you feel an urge to share it on social media.
In every war, nations come to resemble their enemies, so I suppose itâ€™s normal that the anti-Trump movement would come to resemble the pro-Trump movement. But itâ€™s not good. Iâ€™ve noticed a lot of young people look at the monotonous daily hysteria of we anti-Trumpers and they find it silly."