Tuesday, March 14, 2017

‘DEEP STATE’: The Curious Case of FBI Director James Comey

Clash Daily/Andrew Allen --  

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of my favorite books in that particular genre of literature – drama, horror, gothic thriller – modern entertainment hasn’t dealt with especially well. Virtually every modern adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has removed the substance in the original and instead given us outsized caricatures where the main characters used to be.

Life Imitates Art
Oscar Wilde never knew how right he was when he observed correctly that life imitates art. In 2017, political life definitely seems to be imitating some of the more iconic entertainment art of our time – The Matrix, Hunger Games, and the Kardashians in particular.

Take for instance the wiretapping story. There was a time not too long ago when celebrity journalists weren’t trying to out-Kardashian each other. Not so now. That’s why coverage of the wiretapping story has largely been about an inch deep and as wide as a six-second soundbite. The blow-dried name-brands, often with resumes that include deep connections to Clintons and Cuomos (among others), can’t let their coverage take on an investigative quality and thus chip away at the Obama legacy now can they?

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