Same basic story, two headlines:
- Comey Got Petty, Trump Took the Bait, Katherine Timpf, National Review.
- Donald Trump is contagious. He turned James Comey into Donald Trump. Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.
I might leave it there, but I’ll attest from personal experience that the Washington Post headline is truer, the National Review headline an indicator of early-onset amnesia in Ms. Timpf. It’s hard to write truthfully about a prickly über-narcissist without sounding petty.
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Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
(Philip K. Dick)
The waters are out and no human force can turn them back, but I do not see why as we go with the stream we need sing Hallelujah to the river god.
(Sir James Fitzjames Stephen)