For years, the San Francisco Chronicle has been a reliable Leftist propaganda outlet — but one article and its surprising comments counter that narrative.
San Francisco is a Leftist city and, in the San Francisco Chronicle, it has a hard Left newspaper. I stopped subscribing to the paper 20 years ago because I found it impossible to be part of funding an anti-Israel, anti-American, anti-capitalist newspaper (and that was when I still called myself a Democrat). I still check it out online, but I like to think that my “Brave” browser ad blocker keeps me from sending too much money its way.
Still, even the San Francisco Chronicle occasionally has the capacity to surprise. For example, last fall, it had truly superior coverage of the fires ravaging the North Bay. In other words, when called upon to do actual, old-fashioned reporting, at least a few people can still do it correctly.
Today’s surprise was an article entitled In defense of Trump’s policies, written by Grady Means, a former adviser to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. As is de rigueur for anyone who wishes to be taken seriously in today’s journalistic circles, Means doesn’t hold back on the Trump bashing:
I didn’t vote for Trump, don’t understand him, don’t think he has a great grasp of the issues, don’t care for his style.
Trump’s rhetoric is at (most) times clumsy and harsh. . . .
Politics (derived from “poly,” meaning many, and “tics,” meaning blood-suckers) is an ugly business, and Trump certainly has not put any lipstick on that pig: His rhetoric and style demonstrate macro-aggression.
Yeah, yeah, we get it. You’ve established your bona fides. You’re not some crazed, hate-filled, racist, bigoted, homophobic Trump sycophant, we reasonable people are allowed to listen to you. Skipping past the ritualistic denunciations, though, one finds plenty of really good stuff in Means’ article: [Read more…]