Badtux has had with corporate media’s narrative about the election’s having been about economics. (It wasn’t; had it been, the outcome would have been different.) A snippet.
Claiming the election was about economics is nonsense. This election was about identity politics, pure and simple. It was about a whole class of people saying, “Stop the world, we want off, we want to go back to when you could graduate high school dumber than a rock and still make a good living at the coal mine, and black people knew their place, and gay people were somewhere else, not in our face in our towns, and we didn’t have all these strange ideas coming into our towns via satellite TV and the Internet.” Well that ain’t happenin’. That train done rolled. The left-behind are pissed about that.
He quite right, you know. The corporate media’s increasing tendency to treat this as politics as usual is a disservice to truth, to history, and to the polity. (Warning: Language at the link.)
Also, Mencken was right.