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Anderson Cooper Wants Trump to Urinate On Your Floor
Don't retreat to your silo!
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper looked earnestly into the camera on his show yesterday and explained why his network had allowed former president Donald Trump to ooze on to the air and lie to the nation for an hour.
"Do you think refusing to let Trump come into your house and piss on your floor is going to keep piss off your floor?” Cooper demanded. “Do you?! Your silo will not protect you from trump piss! Here at CNN we understand the value of bathing in orange urine! That's free speech!"
Okay, maybe he didn’t put it precisely that way. But that was the gist. If you don’t watch Trump from every platform all the time, you’re “staying in your silo and only listening to people you agree with.” Cooper acknowledged that Trump again defamed the woman he raped, E. Jean Carroll, and spread election lies. He’s done both those things over and over and over, of course, but CNN had to let him do it again so that you would see it in your home. Don’t cower behind that chair! Get out there and let Trump upchuck directly into your virgin ears! Now you know! NOW YOU KNOW!!!
We’re constantly hearing these “You can’t handle the truth!” speeches from Very Important journalists and Free Speech Trumpeters who seem to think that the only way we can understand and respond to fascism is by letting fascists have every single platform they ask for anywhere on earth. We can’t defeat fascism unless we let fascists lie to us 24/7, all the time, from everywhere. Only by bathing in the bodily fluids of our enemies can we know them, and become stronger.
This is all nonsense of course. Trump has been belching forth election lies for over two years now, and he’s lied constantly for his entire public life, which stretches back decades. He’s been constantly in the news for years; everyone knows who he is, and everyone who cares even a little bit knows he’s running for president. You don’t need to give him a friendly forum stacked with his supporters to understand who he is or what he’s doing. You don’t need to drown your living room in piss to know that you would like to avoid being pissed on.
Cooper has every incentive to tell his bosses that they’re brave truth tellers, and to tell his critics that they’re afraid of vigorous debate. But no one was enlightened or informed by that disgusting spectacle. Instead, the most direct result of the town hall is almost certainly that people Trump targeted—E. Jean Carroll, capital police officer Michael Byrd, moderator Katilyn Collins—are going to get a substantial uptick in death threats and hate from Trump’s minions. What benefit did we gain from watching Trump lie to us again that offsets that harm exactly? No one at CNN will answer that question. They’ll just keep repeating that having our living room smeared with excrement is good for us. Because, like Trump, they are full of shit.
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