Saturday, September 17, 2016

Elite liberal pundit doubles down on pro-Trump strategy

In consecutive posts, Paul Krugman deploys the Orwellian "objectively pro-" usage to accuse "the media" of being objectively pro-Trump (a linguistic style that got its most famous outing in the Iraq war), and then goes on to accuse "the media" of engaging in "second-order" reporting about Trump -- in a post analyzing not what Trump said, but how it was reported!

Since extreme analogies are all the rage these days, if Trump wins, then the stab in the back will have been from liberal pundits.

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