My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has one of his long-form essays up at The Other McCain titled Fear and Loathing: Journalism in the Age of Trump Derangement Syndrome. You should go read it, but if you can’t, here are some quotes that will provide a TL/DR—
The depravity and decadence to which Hunter S. Thompson was a witness at its inception has now become the New Normal.
There is simply no truth in what the liberal media say about Republicans, and that’s kind of an important story, you see? The national media establishment have become propagandists and stenographers for the Democrat Party to such an extent that they go blundering from error to error …
My point is that America seems to be in the midst of a complete psychotic breakdown, with dog-f–kers running around all over the place, and every kind of craziness you can imagine, so that sometimes I feel like The Last Sane Man in America, which is scary, and maybe some serious drugs will be needed to restore my emotional equilibrium. “When the going gets weird, the weird don’t teach journalism,” as someone might have said.
It has been said that it is foolish to try to out-crazy Stacy McCain, but too many people seem to be trying. We’re in deep trouble if he becomes The Last Sane Man in journalism.