Joe Biden’s Inaugural Address calling for unity was extravagantly praised by the news media. Were they empty words of convenience? We shall see. The first clue will be whether Democrats allow the “snap impeachment” of President Trump to continue to become the unconstitutional spite trial of citizen Donald Trump. That just might be considered divisive. The likelihood is getting stronger even as the mainstream media is reporting that the siege of the Capitol had been planned in advance, so claiming that Trump “incited a riot” is false on its face….but this is what happens when the objective is just to accuse someone without bothering to wait for a thorough investigation.
Also working against “unity”—totalitarian regimes love unity; in fact, they insist on it—is the certainty that the mainstream news media will now constantly be parading its despicable double standards before the public daily. Seldom has blogger Ann Althouse, a moderate liberal who found herself defending a President she disliked almost as much as I did over the last four years, duplicated my thoughts more exactly than she did yesterday when she wrote in part,
“I’m not watching the TV, not thinking about the inauguration. I’m uninterested in hearing analysis of the speeches, the poetry, the song-belting, the executive orders, the race-and-sex firsts. Bored by social media posts about how happy this or that person I follow happens to be about all those things. …The main reason I am averting my eyes is that I don’t want exposure to all the favorable, flattering media. The media were so awful to Trump, whatever he did. The sudden shift to bathing Biden in sunlight just feels so wrong to me. It seems sappy and patronizing. But I hope Biden does well, and I’ll be giving him a chance.”
Which is more than 99% of the AUC did with President Trump.
I have to object to the weak adjective “awful” to describe the full-on effort to destroy Presient Trump and misinform the public. Ann makes it sound like what was a serious and destructive attack on democracy was just rude. It was a hell of a lot worse than that.
Oh! I almost forgot about Elie. He’s the “justice correspondent” for the hard Left “The Nation,” and previously was the routinely anti-white racist, increasingly unhinged main columnist for Above the Law, which tells you all you really need to know about the trustworthiness of that legal gossip cyber-rag. It is just as unfair to use Elie’s vile thoughts to impugn all progressives as it is to pretend that the fools who stormed the Capitol are representative of Trump supporters, conservatives, or those who express doubts about the 2020 election. However, while conservatives and republicans were unanimous in condemning that riot, Elie’s perspective seems to be the dominant one among progressives and Democrats, as well as the Left’s favorite pundits, even as the new President calls for “unity.”
One way to ensure unity, of course, is to intimidate and crush dissenters and one’s “enemies.”