For John, BLUF: Sometimes you are known by the enemies you make. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From American Greatness, by Professor Victor Davis Hanson, 5 August 2018.
Here is the lede plus five:
ecently, Politico reporter Marc Caputo was angered at rude hecklers at a Trump rally who booed beleaguered CNN correspondent Jim Acosta.Frankly, I am honored the elites think I am one of Les Deplorables.
So Caputo tweeted of them, “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”
Politico had not employed such a crass journalist since before it fired Julia Ioffe for tweeting, “Either Trump is f—ing his daughter or he’s shirking nepotism laws. Which is worse?” (Ioffe was then snatched up by the Atlantic, which has an unpredictable policy either of excusing or not excusing the controversial expressions of its newly hired journalists.)
I suppose Caputo meant that Trump voters intrinsically lacked either the money to fix their teeth or the knowledge of the hygiene required to take care of them or the aesthetic sensitivity of how awful their mouths looked. Or Caputo was simply rehashing the stereotypes that he had seen on reality TV shows like “Duck Dynasty” and “The Deadliest Catch.”
Or none of the above: the journalist grandee was just stupid.
That last alternative seems most likely since Caputo then escalated and called them collectively “garbage people.” Or rather, in the manner of a cowardly age of social media, he tweeted that slur when safely at a distance.
Remember the line, "If you want more Trump, this is how you get more Trump."
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff