This rote expression of "tiredness" from a social media star NYT journalist elicited a gigantic outpouring of support, and even prompted an entire column by a Washington Post columnist and MSNBC anchor who similarly claims to be "tired": https://t.co/Idt8uJbQWR pic.twitter.com/SeCUNdNL7F— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 18, 2021
Going to spend the day demanding that various groups “reckon” with their past in unspecified ways, and set out no tangible criteria for how my desired “reckoning” could ever be deemed satisfactory— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 18, 2021
The highly anticipated QAnon insurrection failed to materialize.
The media is desperate for another accelerationist mass shooter to have something to talk about to push the “domestic extremism” narrative. So far, they have only gotten a shooter who targeted prostitutes, a Muslim, a follower of Louis Farrakhan, a black former NFL player and a Brony.
Millions of people have lost their sense of purpose and “journalists” have lost their jobs since Joe Biden became president. They don’t know what to do now. Legions of Trump era grifters are also feeling lost right now. Don Lemon and CNN have taken the biggest hit in the post-Trump era.
“It’s a year of reckoning for CNN. After an outrage-fueled uptick in viewership during the Donald Trump era, the network is fighting a ratings slump and bracing for the exit of its longtime president, Jeff Zucker. The departing anchor Brooke Baldwin blasted the network’s culture last week as male-dominated and a bit of a boys’ club — a claim “CNN Tonight” host Don Lemon disputes in this conversation with Kara Swisher.
Lemon has been at the network for over a decade and built his brand with a prime-time slot that has been called therapy for Trump haters. His approach is emblematic of an era in which the American media diet has shifted from a wholesome balanced meal (think Walter Cronkite) to a sugar-laden hash of angry prime-time programming (think Fox News). CNN is somewhere in the middle. And no one else at the network sighs with as much exasperation or rants quite as well as Don Lemon does. …”
Green shoots are sprouting.
The people who actually have a coherent worldview still have something to talk about. The people who were merely riding Trump’s coattails or Trump outrage do not.
Note: Antifa are bombing. “Journalists” like Luke O’Brien are bombing. The best of all though is that Don Lemon is bombing.