Maya Kosoff has an interesting article over on Vanity Fair’s Hive site. In Facebook Admits It Might Be Poisoning Democracy, she notes that Facebook’s top brass and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, have begun to suggest that social media has done its share of damage to the Republic. Gee, Mark, ya think?
Meanwhile, Eugene Robinson over at the Washington Post, writes that Trump is being used, and he doesn’t even know it. Robinson argues that Trump has been largely marginalized in the White House, and real decision-making has shifted to people Stephen Miller and John F. Kelly actually run things, while the Orange One simply plays at being the President.
Also over at the Post, Hamza Shaban writes that Google for the first time outspent every other company to influence Washington in 2017. Yes, folks, Good Ole Google is now spending more than any other corporation to rent congress-people. Not sure they’re getting their money’s worth, though. Net Neutrality, anyone?
Very funny column by Dana Milbank this week. The GOP defenders have been claiming there is a secret society in deep state that intends to destroy Trump. He parodies this lunacy brilliantly in Inside the secret, sinister and very illegal cabal trying to destroy Trump. Give it a read. You’ll get a chuckle. Or a belly laugh.
Speaking of funny, be sure to check out yesterday’s Andy Borowitz. In Video Emerges of Trump Lying Under Oath, Borowitz portrays the video of Trump taking the oath of office as a classic case of fabrication. Trump hasn’t lived up to a single one of his promises on that.