Thoughtlets .viii.

Stand in one room while the television is on in the other. Now see if you can distinguish the voices of Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) and Tucker Carlson (Fox News). I can’t. Notice that it’s not just their voices that are similar, it’s their style. Each sounds like a pouty prepubescent child who, in a jealous fit of high dudgeon, tattles on the teacher’s pet, Becky Merkelstein. You wouldn’t think Becky is so great if you saw her stick her tongue out at the crippled boy! This grade school tactic has a purpose. Maddow and Carlson are not simply delivering a political commentary, they’re telling you how you should feel about it, namely angry.

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