Trumpocalypse: How the U.S. Invaded, Occupied, and Remade Itself
By Tom Engelhardt | (Tomdispatch.com) | – –
It’s been epic! A cast of thousands! (Hundreds? Tens?)
A spectacular production that, five weeks after opening on every screen
of any sort in America (and possibly the world), shows no sign of
ending. What a hit it’s been! It’s driving people back to newspapers
(online, if not in print) and ensuring that our everyday companions,
the 24/7 cable news shows, never lack for “breaking news” or audiences.
It’s a smash in both the Hollywood and car accident sense of the term, a
phenomenon the likes of which we’ve simply never experienced. Think of
Nero fiddling while Rome burned and the cameras rolled. It’s proved, in every way, to be a giant leak.
A faucet. A spigot. An absolute flood of non-news, quarter-news,
half-news, crazed news, fake news, and over-the-top actual news.