On the front page of today's New York Times, above the fold, you get this article, which is more or less empty fluff.
Today on Making Light -- on the very same topic -- you get this post by Teresa Nielsen Hayden, which has some actual, honest-to-God reporting (from other newspapers, and elsewhere) with some terrifying analysis.
Now, I don't really know if the implications of Nielsen Hayden's horrifying speculations are true -- and, clearly, neither does she, as she'd probably be the first to admit. All she can do (not being a professional reporter with the resources and time that go with that) is identify a truly terrifying pattern. We need someone whose job is reporting -- who has, say, the resources of a national newspaper backing them up -- to investigate the possibility. (And, true or false, the result would be a real news article.)
I hope the conspiratorial implications of Nielsen Hayden's post are false. But assuming they are, given the actions of this administration in politicizing the government and turning every branch into banana-republic style corruption vehicles, would be foolish in the extreme. So someone needs to find out.
If only we had a functioning national media (and not the vehicles of partisan censorship we actually have.)
If you want to look at the truly terrifying -- more terrifying than I care to admit, really -- possibilities, click through to Nielsen Hayden's piece.
Otherwise, have some bread, and enjoy the circuses. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain: just hope he doesn't have a gun.