Donald Trump and the Media: A Match Made in Hell?

November 21, 2018

It’s hard not to feel that we are all now eternally watching two sets of addicts who simply can’t exist without or get enough of each other. Face it: It’s been an abusive time, to use a word he likes to wield. In his telling, of course, it’s he or his people who are always the abused...

The Donald’s Wrestling Presidency

August 24, 2018

The self-styled The Donald appears to approach the performance of the presidential office as a reframing of the professional wrestling industry’s shtick. Recent attention has turned to how Donald Trump might model aspects of the business of his presidency on that of the multi-million valued...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Community” in the Era of Fake News

December 07, 2017

Belief can be the “community organizer” for people who have no need to meet. For some curious reason, undoubtedly linked to what could be called the growing existential crisis around the notion of truth in the media, certain news outlets have taken to giving serious play to the outlandish...

Political Comedians Take on Trump

April 12, 2017

Political comedians are the new rock stars in defense of reason in the age of Donald Trump. For many Democrats — and some Republicans — Donald Trump’s presidency has had few upsides. From the furious rolling out of a set of executive orders and early policies that included a travel ban...