Leave it to CNN to try to make a meal out of such meager ingredients. Never Trump Conservative Inc. "pundits" Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes have announced they are resigning from Fox News due to the "irresponsible" antics of the network's most popular voice, Tucker Carlson. The fact that they were not being booked on the channel much surely had nothing to do with this not-so-riveting announcement.
Doesn’t Work But They Keep Doing It
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CNN was hardly alone in trying to puff up this soggy saga. The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other dominant media organs pasted the relevant names into their stale templates. The pre-fab skeleton is familiar by now: Decent-minded “principled conservatives” express deeply felt offense over the latest statement or action from a menacing American First personage.
Profiles in courage are duly trumpeted, and self-righteous posturing ensues. That’s been formulaic since former President Donald Trump first went down the escalator in the summer of 2015, yet here it is still being trotted out more than six years later.
A bit of tone-deafness stands out in this otherwise meaningless episode. Two stale establishment Republican professional “wits” have bravely demurred from ever appearing on television with Bret Baier again. Take that, MAGA!
Even CNN’s Brian Stelter acknowledged that Goldberg and Hayes are two tumbleweeds rustling down a long-abandoned GOP Swamp ghost town...