Tag: Political Theater

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and we’re glad to have you back as we return to our prestigious Three Martini Lunch Awards. Today, Jim and Greg discuss the worst scandals of 2019, which Jim choosing a foreign policy mess and Greg opting for a domestic one. Next, we sift through a ton of possibilities for the best and worst political theater of 2019, with a pretty heavy emphasis on the 2020 campaign.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are back from celebrating Christmas and are ready to bestow more of their prestigious Three Martini Lunch Awards.  Today, they discuss their choices for the worst political scandals of the year, with both having nomination having connections to the 2016 campaign.  They also discuss their limited options for best political theater of the year and try to figure out what the worst political theater was in a year full of cringeworthy moments.

Staging Riots


shutterstock_213974764 (1)Journalism is pretty much dead in the United States. Most of the newspapers that used to do the basic work of looking into things have folded, and most of those that remain are, for the most part, in the disinformation business. Do you remember the coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Case? Of the George Zimmerman – Trayvon Martin case? Of the events in Ferguson? Of the Eric Garner case in New York City? And of the recent events in Baltimore?

The media has a narrative that they desperately want to peddle – which is that you and I live in a viciously racist society. That is what our budding journalists were taught in college, and they are always on the lookout for an anecdote to illustrate that meme. Before carefully examining the facts in any given case, they will leap to the predetermined conclusion.

They will not print the news that does not fit. We are fed falsehoods about racist attacks by police on innocent young African-Americans. Next to nothing is said about the racist murder of whites by not-so-innocent young African-Americans (which is far more common). And even less is said about the murder of African-Americans by other African-Americans (which is more common yet).

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