Here’s a historic, must-read, lead story in today’s Guardian/Observer. Whilst I accept the evidence presented, the implication is that 50 million Americans were duped into voting for Trump and a similar proportion of Brits were tricked on Brexit. I have also read the Observer’s editorial that picks up the thread and am deeply suspicious by the absence of hard evidence – it’s not enough for a journalist to write, ‘I’ve seen the evidence’. All the evidence must be in the public’s view or their proxy. To me, the editorial reads an anti-Facebook rant by a bunch of champagne socialists. Should we expect the next edition to introduce the Russians as the true master-minds – a sensational story (without evidence), just as Putin wins the Russian election?
Here’s an outstanding must-read, op-ed, written by Robert Leonard, published in the NYT. It’s examines brilliantly the arguments for and against guns in America. There’s a fascinating insight into the ‘conservative American‘, passionate about individualism and individual responsibility, anchored in traditional Christian values. Most importantly, Robert Leonard highlights how the Democrat Party has abandoned traditional working class people in rural America. It’s a fascinating analysis. Thoughts?