Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"Twitter Guy Wants You To Think He Was This Close To Bringing Down The Trump Regime"

Why does any of this matter? Because we are living in a golden age of viral grifters, particularly those who traffic in political commentary. Whether it was his intent or not, Sexton fueled the recent trend of internet-savvy people play-acting as Resistance Journalists being mistaken for reporters who are doing the actual work. The Trump administration has so far functioned like a giant chum bucket to these people, each day spilling another few gallons of blood and bone to be consumed by those on a quest for micro-celebrity. All it takes now to become a well-known political commentator is a few tweet storms, a bit of shamelessness, and the ability to strike certain poses of sardonic authority.