From Neal Gabler writing at Moyers & Company
Well good on you, Neal. I agree 100% and keep up the good work.Blowing the Biggest Political Story of the Last Fifty YearsThe shocking story isn't the rise of Donald Trump but how the GOP slowly morphed into a party of hate and obstruction.BY NEAL GABLER | MARCH 11, 2016The media have been acting as if the Trump debacle were the biggest political story to come down the pike in some time. But the real story – one the popularity of Trump’s candidacy has revealed and inarguably the biggest political story of the last 50 years — is the decades-long transformation of Republicanism from a business-centered, small town, white Protestant set of beliefs into quite possibly America’s primary institutional force of bigotry, intellectual dishonesty, ignorance, warmongering, intractability and cruelty against the vulnerable and powerless.It is a story you didn’t read, hear or see in the mainstream media, only in lefty journals like The Nation and Rolling Stone, on websites like People for the American Way, and in columns like Paul Krugman’s. And it wasn’t exactly because the MSM in its myopia missed the story. It was because they chose not to tell it – to pretend it wasn’t happening. They are still pretending....
However I do have to kinda wonder why am I not on your roll of honor? I mean, considering that I have written some variation of this exact this same story at least once a week for the last 11 years...
Here is a random sampler...
From me in 2007:
...the most important story of our generationFrom me in 2007:
As I have said before, it’s a helluva story.From me in 2010:
The most important story of our generation.
Too bad we no longer have a free and fearless press interested in reporting it
Sunday Morning Comin' Down -- “The Most Important Yet Underreported Story of the Decade” edition.From me in 2011:
In fact, this fetish [for Fake Centrism] became so obsessive that, in the end, it became the great, tragic irony of David Broder's professional life. Because at last he simply could not bear to part with his fantasies about what he wished America to be and face the brutal realities of what America was actually becoming, David Broder -- this "Dean of the Washington press corps" -- totally missed out on covering the greatest story of his time; the utter collapse of the American news media and the mutation of the GOP from a political party into a dangerously fascistic cesspit of oligarchs, lunatics and rubes.From me in 2013:
It was a story which his background and years of hard work had almost uniquely prepared him to cover, and one that was literally staring him in the face for much of the last 20 years.
And he completely fucking blew it.
This is by far the biggest, most important story in political journalism today.It's is a very long list.
It's too bad we don't have a press corps that has any interest in reporting it.