How low can the mainstream media go in its vilification of President Trump?
The headline of a recent GQ column says it all: “It’s your civic duty to ruin Thanksgiving by bringing up Trump”, with the subhead, “This Turkey Day, consider making life HELL for a few of your relatives.”
The accompanying photo-illustration depicts Trump as a human turkey who is about to endure multiple knife wounds.
The column is unfunny and cringe-inducing, offering this bitter advice:
“If you’re headed home to a household that still thinks a sex-offending game show host in rapid cognitive decline was the best choice for a president, it is your civic duty to filibuster Thanksgiving.”
But aren’t holidays like Thanksgiving all about enjoying the company of family and friends? Isn’t it all about giving thanks?
Talking politics at the dinner table is fine and there’s nothing wrong with a feisty debate but where’s the logic in embracing a scorched-Earth policy?
Why would anyone want to “ruin” Thanksgiving simply because others at the table harbour differing political viewpoints?