Rex Murphy: The real fake news of 2017

The antipathy to Donald Trump, which in its keenest manifestations is fierce and relentless, is a disabling set of mind, nowhere more so than in the reporting on or about him.

Contempt for Trump—the conviction that he is some sort of dangerous historical “accident” in the presidential office—serves as a warrant for abandoning all disinterested judgment and analytic neutrality. To those who oppose him, particularly those in the news media, Trump is regarded as just SO bad that standards can be virtuously abandoned, and neutrality and dispassion set aside, so long as it helps (such is the hope) to hurt Trump, and, maybe, get rid of him.

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  • Linda1000

    Some of the comments at the article are really delusional and kind of bizarre.

  • simus1

    The extreme left were convinced that Hitlery would win in a walk even if she was a crooked, spavined, old mare. After her wobbly transitional presidency, the wide clear path would lay open to start seriously building their socialist utopia, so they over reached and let their arrogance shine through.
    Trump’s victory was a thunderclap for the impatient brats from rich red families, but more mature, more extreme, marxists were not so concerned, they saw easier opportunities to really polarize the out of power DemocRat party with Trump as their backstop.

  • deplorabledave

    “Trump is regarded as just SO bad that standards can be virtuously abandoned, and neutrality and dispassion set aside,” along with decency, honesty, morality and civility.