Stop 👏 writing 👏 this 👏 shit. 👏 Trump 👏 voters 👏 aren't 👏 even 👏 the 👏 majority. 👏 Enough. 👏 Enough. 👏 Enough. 👏 https://t.co/7f3DZsgTht— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) April 17, 2017
This tweet was in response to a New York Times piece headlined "Trump Voters in a Swing District Wonder When the 'Winning' Will Start."
It follows an AP piece from two days ago headlined: "Trump's Voters Can Be Very Forgiving—Up to a Point."
And a Politico piece from four days ago headlined: "Trump's base turns on him."
And an endless number of similar pieces coming at one- or two-day intervals every day since before Inauguration Day.
(I'm not going to link to them directly. You can find them, if you are so inclined.)
I cannot tolerate one fucking more of these garbage pieces. How many Trump voter thinkpieces can one galaxy even contain?! They are beyond worthless: They more deeply entrench the narrative that Trump voters are the Real Americans to whom we need to be listening, while simultaneously engaging in the erasure of red-state progressives who inhabit the same spaces, and are often more radical than blue-state counterparts, because life outside blue enclaves demands it.
I don't need to be admonished to empathize with Trump voters, nor do I have anything to learn from these folks.
What lesson are we supposed to take, exactly, from the insights of people who were foolish enough to believe Trump's obvious lies?— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) April 17, 2017
The only takeaway from the relentless compulsion to publish these piece of shit articles is that the political press still hasn't learned its lesson from the election.