I was listening to National Public Radio’s fake evening news program — All Things Considered — when they (I think it was Ari Shapiro) “reported” the following, pertaining to the upcoming political battle over the successor to the late, great Antonin Scalia:
Republicans say that a successor should be appointed by the next President, while Democrats say that Republican’s can’t pick and choose when they want to adhere to the Constitution.
(Rough quote. The “pick and choose” part, though, is near word-for-word.)
I almost drove off the road.
Then, I realized that it was all part of the left’s modus operandi. They can say the most absurd things — this in the era of a Democrat President who has torn up the Constitution, and who has his very own U.S. Constitution toilet paper in all the White House rest rooms(1) — and the media will let them get away with it. They’ll treat the absurdity as something to be taken very seriously.
Needless to say, the NPR anchor or anchorette (in Ari Shapiro’s case, it’s the same thing) reported that little howler with a straight face, as if it were a legitimate viewpoint to throw into the hopper with all the other arguments sprouting up everywhere.
Remember one very important thing, when listening to NPR “news” — You always come out of a session with their “news” program less informed, less knowledgeable … stupider than you go in. Always.
(1) Lends new meaning to: “Put the ol’ John Hancock right there!” That 200 plus year old vellum is soft as a baby’s bottom, and I hear the ink has special anti-bacterial properties!