‘America B’

“[Brian] Stelter is doing within his vocabulary what Jon Stewart would have done within his,” says NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen.

I’ve found Stelter to be sort of obnoxious since he left the Times, but Rosen has a good point here. Know that voter fraud occurs on a minuscule scale (the state of Ohio admits so, even while rolling out the bogeyman at regular intervals).

This Trumpian narrative that the election will have been rigged or is already rigged — especially if and when he loses in November — is a dangerous piece of rhetoric. On the other side of this election rests a Trump who will still preside over wide swaths of America, people who have become fired up and fueled with conspiracy theories that benefit him and his “brand” alone.

The title of this post comes from a recent Nation article.

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