Scott Adams jumps several steps ahead of the Screaming Media Harpies and draws the logical lesson and conclusion by re-framing this hair on fire moment into a hypothetical question for everyone watching the spectacle from home:
If you can sit passively while watching the Opposition Media turn “hope” into “asked Comey to end the investigation,” you are part of the slow assassination of President Trump. And you are also part of the slow assassination of the next president, and the next. If Trump goes down from leaks, Mutually Assured Destruction kicks in automatically.
On the plus side, the public has the power and the moral authority to strip the Opposition Media of its power and take control of the government via the weight of public opinion. But that probably won’t happen because of our old friend confirmation bias. Confirmation bias makes the innocent word “hope” look like “Asked him to end the investigation.” Trump’s critics will see it that way. And if they do, your next president might be Elizabeth Warren.
She should last about two years.
Please pass the breath mints. I’m sure they’re not tainted.