Friday, July 05, 2019

Sports Guy on Politics

They usually make me crazy.  Bill Simmons and most others like to show that they are up on this cool stuff, that they are just like real journalists - by which they mean "media writers who know what the slant is supposed to be."  Simmons is a great judge of talent, but I just don't have respect for a guy who still needs to be cool at fifty years old.

Kevin Clark @ The Ringer just had a political comment spot on, however.  I don't know his politics, and it is not an extended, nuanced take.  It's one of those clever two-sentence things that usually creates more heat than light.  However...
Voters take Trump seriously but not literally. Writers take him literally but not seriously.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Exactamente! We see him for what he is, and THEY see him as what they are.