By the workings of some subconscious mechanisms we’ll never fully understand, we can’t read Christiane Amanpour’s impassioned calllast November for the long-dormant media to awaken from its slumber and save the country from “mortal peril” without thinking of the Anne Rice vampire fantasy “Queen of the Damned” ’cause we’ll be damned if it didn’t work.
The thing is, it’s tough finding your footing back on the job after an eight-year break, so you stumble about a bit trying to look busy and productive. Take, for example, the New York Times, which is following up its comprehensive lists of every person, place, and thing Donald Trump insulted during the campaign and every lie he’s told in office by publishing an annotated Constitution this weekend.
The New York Times will come with a copy of the constitution this weekend pic.twitter.com/btLavEW9mZ
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) June 30, 2017
No way!!! Congrats. You found it!!! Only took you 16 years.
— @BodiazRising (@BodiazRising) July 1, 2017
How refreshing to see a sudden interest in that which NYT and its cult have denigrated.
— Michaelis Menten (@dull_images) July 1, 2017
It doesn't need annotations.
— S. Stanley (@SStanley82) July 1, 2017
— Marc Lacey (@marclacey) July 1, 2017
The Times’ first clue should be that the Constitution fits handily on one printed page; a large part of that is due to the absence of entitlements that have since become to be considered “rights” bestowed by the government. But why the annotations for “the Trump era”? Because people are stupid, duh.
Now obviously we’re aware that newspapers have editorial sections devoted solely to opinion pieces, and that’s their right. It’s funny, though, how those same writers seem so shocked when the Supreme Court interprets the very same text of that very same Constitution. Take President Trump’s travel ban, which was largely upheld after the paper applauded stays by lower courts. Behold:
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) May 31, 2017
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