Big Media writers prove themselves to be numbskulls on the most basic of human levels.
Big Media writers can disguise their numbskulledness on complex issues because they use ornate or exclusionary language or skew the discussion in such a way that a reader attempting to understand an issue emerges with a misunderstanding of the issue or feeling that they, not the writer, are the dumb ones. But on the truly basic human levels the numbskulls reveal themselves fully.
This past weekend the New York Times published an article on Hillary and Bill Clinton campaigning in New Hampshire. The brains-for-ass New York Times writer served up the same stale dish narrative Big Media has on the menu these days: ‘Bill Clinton is not comfortable being on the sidelines’. Here’s how to communicate the bogus menu item, Big Media style:
Mr. Clinton seemed to struggle with the proper posture for him at his wife’s side, alternately sitting up straight on his stool or slouching slightly, crossing his legs or crossing his ankles, keeping his hands in his pocket or putting a hand on his chin.
Why does such drivel make it onto a writer’s pad and through the filter of any conscious editor? Answer: because that silly drivel, not the news, is actually the center of the Big Media narrative. Notice, earlier in the article we learned that Bill Clinton “took a seat on a stool on stage”. Have you ever tried sitting on a wooden stool on a platform in summer heat?
Ask any person the size of Bill Clinton how it feels to sit on a wooden stool?
Padding foam does not help. “Natural” padding does not help. The only thing to do is fidget. Move from one buttock to the other, hook shoe heels to foot rests, fold arms, unfold arms, elbows on knees, hands under buttocks, move head forward, move head back…. Our plush padded princes of Big Media don’t know about plain wooden stools. They do know how to disguise the drivel as news to push their narrative.