Please no piss play palaver

Look, I know this “Russian hookers golden shower show” news is funny but let’s keep eyes and ears open please. There’s lots and lots of news happening today/this week: confirmation hearings, nepotism, justice being served in SC… way too much news developing and journalists are stretched thin just to mention it all, let alone cover meaningfully. Please don’t spend much time on the funny stuff. There’s too much VERY NOT FUNNY going on. If we all focus on piss play, then we’ll all just get piss play stories served up all the time. Please, no one wants that — RIGHT?

Also, there is a case to be made for Trump’s team to allow/emphasize a sex scandal as a shiny object to distract us from greater evils. (The Dumpster will not handle it well, count on that, but his team is used to his storm und drang and it suits their wider purposes.)

REMEMBER: Sex scandals are a Democratic Party Achilles’ heel and an area where we have zero high ground against the kleptocrats and fascists. We have had some real horndogs on our side. I guarantee you that we’re minutes away from “OH YEAH, WELL WHAT ABOUT….” FDR, JKF, RFK, Mr.Bill, a string of Louisiana pols, MLK, John Edwards, etc. etc. etc. and let’s definitely not forget Anthony Weiner, a lefty attack dog whose recurring sex scandal nightmare actually may have indirectly landed us in exactly this spot.

So yeah, a sex scandal is one of the few zones we cannot touch without reasonably being called hypocrites. TREAD LIGHTLY, LEFTIES. React and joke if you must, but keep it quick and keep it moving. Let’s then get back to hammering this administration regarding their truly evil and regressive acts and intentions for this country — rather than overreact to hookers putting on some embarrassing but harmless clown show for a tiny-brained buffoon.


About amywinns

Semi-snarky, semi-sincere, occasionally ranting, always paying attention. Feminist who can work a skirt and crack a joke. Grammar nerd who is also fun at parties. Mid-career writer/editor with 15 years’ experience in newspapers & magazines who now helps developers at a major media corporation communicate with the suits who write the checks. Pro-women, pro-family, pro-choice, pro-workingclass, pro-entrepreneur, pro-farmer. Like every other bourgeois Brooklynite, I choose local/organic/raw food — mostly vegetables — whenever possible/reasonable/affordable but I’m not a smug asshole about it. Hometown: Atlanta. Weird hobby: lindy hop. No pets, no kids, no thanks.
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