This week on The Editors, Rich, Reihan, Charlie, and Michael discuss the Covington controversy, speculate on the continuing shutdown, and debate the chances of the current Democratic presidential candidates.

Editors’ picks:
• Rich: November 2018 print piece “My Stepfather’s M16” by Christian Gonzalez.
• Reihan: Kevin on Michael Bloomburg.
• Charlie: Kyle’s article on “Facecrime.”
• MBD: Kevin on the Covington controversy.

Light items:
• Rich: Mariano Rivera, the greatest reliever of all time, is someone of whom all Americans should be proud.
• Reihan: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.
• Charlie: Wireless charging.
• MBD: Sleeping babies.

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There are 5 comments.

  1. Member

    I generally enjoy this podcast. I haven’t listened yet, but I am hoping they address the absolutely disgusting Corner post by their own Mr. Frankovich regarding the Covington Catholic students. It was a disgusting piece of trash journalism that had the gall to compare the kid’s behavior to the crucifixion of Christ. A new low for National Review and its followers. Footnote: I listened and was disappointed in the explanation. I have no idea what NR is anymore. What I do conclude is that they think Trump is a fool. And by association, so are Trumps’ voters and supporters.

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    • January 24, 2019, at 3:15 PM PDT
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  2. Lincoln

    Man, I know I was at first blush skeptical over what happened. I discovered the following Monday, after not paying too much attention, that the closest thing to the official line on conservatism, The National Review, piled on – despite your protestations.

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    • January 25, 2019, at 7:56 AM PDT
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  3. Lincoln

    Man, Americans for Prosperity huh? I guess you all can no longer make jokes about how you’re waiting for your check from the Koch brothers as you are now getting them… Not, that I disapprove.

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    • January 25, 2019, at 8:55 AM PDT
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  4. Member

    I was also disturbed by what I heard about Frankovich’s premature take on the Covington affair. I will admit that I didn’t read it, but heard it badmouthed by any number of commentators. Like the situation itself, my sense was that it was far better to not read anything until a few days after the explosion, let the dust settle and then check it out. That worked out well for me. I was pleased that Rich took the time to explain Mr. Frankovich’s reasons for making the post, all completely understandable.

    In light of the Samantha Guthrie interview another issue which needed time to evolve became evident. The photograph which was emblematic of the confrontation was in itself a deliberate misrepresentation, not only of the event but the participants. I well recall the photo that was given to the press of Travon Martin depicting a younger, more innocent youth than the actual thug who assaulted George Zimmerman. One could not possibly imagine such a jejune and young boy involved in a life and death struggle with grown man. The opposite occurred in the Covington photo. Nick Sandmann is shown looking much older, perhaps a believable 18, certainly not the young looking 16 year old interviewed by Guthrie. I am sure that there were lots of shots to choose from, probably at least one that actually showed Nick Sandmann as much younger and a lot less glib than the one they chose to publish. Once again the fake media has earned the Josef Goebbels award for excellence in propaganda. I read this morning that Sandmann’s family has hired a very experienced and nasty lawyer to go after the media and make them pay. I couldn’t be happier.

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    • January 25, 2019, at 9:06 AM PDT
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  5. Member

    “Visa overstayers. Visa overstayers. Visa overstayers.

    Visa overstayers are the real problem.”

    This is the type of thing I hear from National Review and various anti-Trump sources.

    If Trump had decided to go after Visa overstayers as his main focus, the same people would be crying that that is not the problem but something else.

    In this case, the same people would then probably be crying that the Republicans can’t be seen as rounding up people of color who had over stayed their visas as what the Republican Party really needs is a defensive measure like a fence or wall instead of trying to round people up with armed security forces and bounty hunters.

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    • January 27, 2019, at 2:35 AM PDT
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