Better Read Than Dead

 

My stint as a cub reporter lasted one scant college semester. As such, I soon learnt the value of the follow-up question. As such, I cannot help but wonder if today’s professional journalists ever learnt that, too?

In particular, I’m referring to the oft, soft-ball lobbing reporters, who comprise the Trumpian White House Press Corps. Do they realize that each subsequent query need not be more complex than…

Mister T, why did you, just now, avoid answering my colleague’s question?

More specifically, on multiple occasions, whenever these “newshawks” have asked Donny if he’d accept an Election Day defeat, the big baby has, typically, maintained that the elections will ONLY be fair if he wins. Hell, were it any worse, he’d double down on such hubris by throwing an epic, undignified, Trumper Tantrum. But let’s not digress.

So far, to the best of my knowledge, no reporter has ever taken the dive into the deep end of Donny’s disturbed mind by asking this key follow up…

Don’t you deem it plausible that the voters would unseat a president who, on his watch, knowingly and needlessly let 204,000+ Americans die of COVID-19?

Of course, at that juncture, mucked up Donny would either tuck tail and run or summon his palace guards to escort that “baddie” reporter off the premises… perhaps even ban all such genuine article journalists from his future political rallies… uh… excuse me… my bad… his future “press conferences”.

As for what would happen next?

Well, that’d depend on whether or not Dictator Donny had learnt anything from hobnobbing with his like-minded, psychopathic, autocratic pals… you know… the ilk who literally butchered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Hmm… perhaps the 4th Estate professionals know best, after all?

Better (to be) read than dead!

 

 

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Chrissie Hynde’s Key Question (Vid of the Day)

Were we to emulate Pollyanna, it might be possible to pretend that the state of DC is OK. Alas, it actually takes a Doubting Thomas state of mind to, correctly, call into question any member of the trumpeting, marching in lockstep conservative band. Hell, for all we know, this bloc of blockhead righties may’ve even sold their souls to the devil (and that would not, necessarily, be referring to Satan).

Members of the White House Press Corps do know, first hand, just how tough it is to cover a regime that’s tragically, typically and toxically Anti-First Amendment. How toxic? Well, let’s just say that had the fake prez been present, he would’ve been cheering on, egging on and getting off on being an eyewitness to the thugs who were sadistically, (literally) hacking journalist Jamal Khashoggi to death.

Indeed, only a dare devil journalist would risk getting a Sharpie™ squiggled in strategic, final “e” added to her/his Press Corps title… i.e., retribution for asking whomever is standing behind the White House’s Press Briefing Room dais, this Key Question:

“How much did you get for your soul?”

Which, btw, is Pretender Chrissie Hynde’s lyrical hook to and title of our Vid of the Day’s featured song.

Her composition could easily become any left leaning, political parodist’s dream come true, too.

Yet, even AS IS the Pretenders are not pretending when they turn in a live performance that’s totally enjoyable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Trampled Moral High Ground ~ 1 Quick Limerick #067

To prince who kills, the fake prez remains true,
The moral high ground, he’ll always eschew,
His dark, depraved, fucked-up feelings,
Doth plunge beneath big-bucked dealings,
That is because he hates reporters, too!

 

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