Trump’s Talk of “Coup” Makes Wise Founding Leaders Sound like Wise Guys

Journalists such as Rachel Maddow have made an art of practicing a highly disciplined reporting that focuses like a laser on what Trump does, as opposed to obsessively following his sensational and inflammatory tweets down a media rabbit hole, or exhausting oneself correcting his seemingly endless stream of lies.

Overall, the media might be more effective and responsible in disarming Trump’s nonsense if it, in fact, ignored more of what Trump says. As any parent knows, giving attention of any kind, even of a…

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Professor of Literature, Political Economy enthusiast, Dad, always thinking about the optimal world

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Tim Libretti, PhD

Professor of Literature, Political Economy enthusiast, Dad, always thinking about the optimal world