The constant “he said…she said” of so-called informed political comment. There’s always the “10 awful things you didn’t know about” Republicans, Democrats, Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, Irish, Latinos, Whites, Blacks, etc. etc. Newton’s Third Law has been reworked as “for every list there is an equal and opposite response.” The art of debate has given way to “my lists and my facts” versus “your lists and your facts.” Apart from the side that spawned them, who actually reads these lists? The phrase “don’t believe your own press” seems quite apropos.
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