One of the more common political propaganda ploys is to take a sound bite out of context and amplify it to unfairly characterize someone. But when a Pulitzer winning economist writes an entire column using only embarrassing quotes from the leader of the GOP, you can’t say it’s yellow journalism.
Why is it an economist’s column? Because the motive for all this mendacity is economic. We do need to find ways to carry on in the presence of COVID-19. But not wearing a face mask and sociopathic political philosophy will not alter the reality. The places that have reopened with poor public health strategies have squandered the advantage bought at such a high cost by mitigation.
And the GOP, like lemmings to the sea, is following His Nibs to Jacksonville! (They should ditch him for Romney.)