Wednesday, October 10, 2018

If You Actually Believed The Trumpocalypse Would Finally Kill The Big Lie of Both Siderism... do not understand anything about anything.

Because as the Trump madness accelerates, the market demand for seating in the Both Sides Do It bunker isn't collapsing, baby, it's booming!

From Jonah Goldberg at the National Review today (no link because fuck him):
There are other echoes of 2016 on the Democratic side. Many now flock to the banner of “socialism” the way the Bannonites rallied for nationalism. And both sides are doubling down on identity politics — Trumpists rushing to the defense of men, and leftists calling out white women who don’t toe the line as “gender traitors.”

This is how we got here. It will get worse because there are no incentives to be better. It won’t end well either, but at least it will feel familiar.

From The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis today:

From Vogue today.  Yes, that Vogue:
In a New Interview, Melania Trump Attempts to “Both Sides” #MeToo

On her recent first major solo trip abroad to Africa, noted feminist hero and First Lady Melania Trump took a break from modeling colonialist fashion to speak with ABC News about her role and, interestingly, #MeToo. When asked by Tom Llamas if she believes women and supports the movement, Mrs. Trump gave a cautious answer: “I support the women, and they need to be heard,” said the First Lady. “We need to support them and also men, not just women.”

She went on to stress the need for survivors to provide backup for their claims, and, tearing a page from her husband’s playbook, used the opportunity to get in a little dig at the media. “We need to have really hard evidence that, you know, that if you are accused of something, show the evidence,” she added. “I do stand with women but . . . You cannot just say to somebody, ‘I was sexually assaulted’ . . . because sometimes the media goes too far."...

From John "154 Delegates Bitches!" Kasich a couple of days ago:
Kasich: Both sides wrong in Kavanaugh fight

Ohio Governor John Kasich is speaking out after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Republican slammed both Republicans and Democrats for how the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings were conducted.

“It's both sides, a pox on both houses for the way this was conducted and people in the country are appalled. That's because it's like I got to win and you got to lose. So look, sometimes you can have a short term win and the long term you have to wonder about the soul of our country," Kasich said...
From the Chair of the Log Cabin Republicans:

It was the business model that Sippy Cupp used last year at HLN to successfully wheedle herself back into CNN's good graces
How SE Cupp Plans to ‘Dismantle’ Political Correctness on Her New HLN Show ‘Unfiltered’

S.E. Cupp’s show “Unfiltered” debuts on Monday night, but don’t expect the longtime conservative commentator to abide by typical mainstream media rules regarding political correctness — she prefers common sense.

“On both sides of the aisle, political correctness is used as a cudgel to animate both liberals and conservatives and the more important thing to focus on is common sense,” Cupp told TheWrap. “If common sense is our guiding principle, both in life and politics, we can actually make things a lot easier for ourselves.”...
Hell, even third-tier comedians can smell the profit in this scam:
Comedian Christopher Titus skewers both sides of the aisle in 'Amerigeddon'

Christopher Titus has gone political with his latest stand-up comedy show, “Amerigeddon,” but he doesn’t want to further divide an already polarized country.

“Uniting the country, one drunk audience at a time,” Titus says. “That’s my goal.”

Titus designed “Amerigeddon” to be nonpartisan and skewers both the right and the left...
As long as the American media values evading accountability over reporting accurately, the Both Sides Do It bunker will always be open for business.  And as long as the Both Sides Do It bunker remains open for business, the worst people in American will always feel free to can go right on fucking us over with impunity, secure in the knowledge that they can then scamper back to its cozy confines when it comes time for them to pay for their sins.

Behold, a Tip Jar!


Patrick said...

Vogue has been doing good work for a while now, as has Cracked. The rebellion is a strange and beautiful thing.

Jeff Olson said...

I'm so old, I remember Jonas Goldberg making his bones calling us the hate-fuck children of Hitler and Stalin. Now, he's considered a moderate and responsible mainstream voice with an unending stream of very lucrative, very bullshit book deals and celebrity pundit panels.

Probably because he has never been a vituperative liberal who tactically places 'a fucking dumpster fire (tm)' on a single-shingle blog and gets thrown into the twitter hoosgow.

There's gotta be a lesson in there somewhere.

trgahan said...

I'd argue "Both Sides Do It!" put that Orange Shit Gibbon and his Russian backed crime syndicate in the White House by a 77,000 vote margin.

"Both Sides" put The Emails! in the headlines day, after day, after fucking day to cover for two facts: the other side was voting in record numbers for a rock stupid admitted sexual predator running an empty High School Class President Free Ice Cream/No Homework campaign AND a third of nation's adults are White Nationalists to the determent of their own self interests..Period..Full Stop.

Now that the Supreme Court is wrapped up for a generation, it's time to BOTH SIDES! the Violent Left Wing Mobs talking point into existence in hopes of breaking any blue wave enough so the Unindicted Co-Conspirator and Chief can destroy the Mueller investigation.

Ed Smart said...

That Melania takes a Vogue interview to spread that manure is precious. Its tone for tone, the same DNA as her birtherism statements. She aspires to be an arriviste, but will never accomplish it.

Loony Liberal said...

So I was thinking of writing a spoif piece about David Brooks writing about the plot of Mega Man 11. For example, David Brooks would claim that the eight robot masters are Block Man, Fuse Man, Blast Man, Torch Man, Chuck Schumer Man, Nancy Pelosi Man, George Soros Man, and Some People Man.

But it still sounds too true to be funny, though...

Davis Statton said...

When I first saw Ms. Cupp, I thought, "Boy this gals is really stupid. She's going places!" Actually, no, I only thought the former. Drifty probably knew that she was going to be a star.