From Jonah Goldberg:
Every election cycle, the GOP nominee is smeared as a racist by the Democrats or the press — or both. Representative John Lewis of Georgia trades in a bit more of his hard-earned moral authority each time he insinuates that the GOP nominee is like George Wallace or wants to bring back Jim Crow, and political columnists relinquish a bit more of their claim to objectivity each time they let his comments pass without condemnation or criticism.Yes, every four years Hitler runs for president, according to the New York Times.
But Goldberg might have more credibility if the National Review had not run its The Father-Führer piece in March. It is difficult to climb down off that limb.
However, the media does not see itself as crying wolf, but rather as stopping wolves -- much like the National Review saw itself as stopping Patrick Buchanan in his 1992 campaign and Newt Gingrich in his 2012 campaign when the magazine ran special editions similar to its Against Trump edition this year (or as I call it in my book, the He-Man Trump Haters Club).
The media pats itself on the back for saving the nation from Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney. They do not view this as crying wolf any more than Goldberg does.
I suggest that maybe the American people are not the rubes duped by a smooth-talking real estate salesman, but instead are rather sophisticated judges of character. Maybe they saw McCain as too reckless, and Romney as too milquetoast, to be president. Maybe Republican voters saw among Trump's rivals nothing but weak chins and in the case of Cruz, a weak chin and an Obama-sized mirror.
Sure, Trump blows hard and is wont to act petty. But Trump loves America and loves the American people. Of that there is no doubt. He does not need the job. He's a political neophyte who has exposed the Republican Party nationally as the Church of the Empty Suit. Now he will take down Hillary and the Democratic Party.
The media cannot stop him. Nor should the media have such power.
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