, 11.05.2020 09:43 AM

Republican newspaper tells the truth

I love how the conservative ⁦‪Wall Street Journal is the most optimistic about ⁦‪Joe Biden‬⁩.


  1. Steve Teller says:

    I subscribe to the WSJ and read it regularly. I find it to be one of the most objective sources of news around – along with The Economist.

    Yes, the WSJ has a business slant to what it covers, but I didn’t think that supporting businesses was a conservative or liberal/democratic thing.

    I’d also say that figures don’t lie, and it is quite apparent that Biden is on a winning trajectory. That is even obvious to Fox News, who has actually shown him with more electoral college votes than CNN has shown, for most of the time since November 3.

    • Mark D says:

      When it comes to U.S. media, I would say The Atlantic is probably the most objective U.S. media source. I also appreciate their in-depth reporting and analysis.

  2. Lee Hill says:

    Alas, conservatism since The Republicans embraced Trump is not what it used to be. It’s a grim and dense coalition of boomer complacency, dated Gen-X nihilism (where the conspiracy theorist from Slacker reigns), anti-intellectualism, xenophobia, resentment, racism and…jeezus, where does one stop…it’s a friggin’ rabbit hole to end all rabbit holes. It certainly isn’t the world of Peggy Noonan (who makes the hang-wringing of Pontius Pilate seem like courage under fire), George F. Will, David Frum (the greatest conservative apostate since Joan Didion embraced the NYR of Books Crowd or fans of the New Criterion, Atlantic, WSJ, Firing Line, et al.

    • The Doctor says:

      It would sure be interesting to know what William F. Buckley would have thought of all this. The current pages of the National Review are shot through with some sort of multiple personality disorder, but I think a big part of that is that they’re trying to straddle this fence between Trumpism and Buckley-style principled conservatism, and it just doesn’t work.

      Rich Lowry, for example, has repeatedly debased himself.

      • The Doctor says:

        BTW very good article by Jonathan Last (a disenchanted Republican and definitely not a Democrat) in the Bulwark today, pointing out that Republican leaders are too afraid of their own base to tell them the truth.

  3. Lee Hill says:

    On a footnote…having just watched Trump’s latest press conference/word salad poetry slam/self-therapy primal…I would say that Trump is certifiable, but definitely not conservative. As Trump riffed on the delayed election results like a failed Lenny Bruce Tribute act, it is all too clear he can’t even conserve his dignity let alone any semblance of Eisenhower calm or Reaganesque good humour.

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