Wednesday thread: Trump is arrested, and progressives surge in elections
Bragg's strong indictment rests quite a bit on the National Enquirer scheme, as noted here last week. Liberals have taken back the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Chicago has a new progressive mayor.
What a day it was, seeing Donald Trump arrested and arraigned! And the 34-count felony indictment was unsealed, showing a strong case by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg that rests on much more than legacy corporate media, hyper-focused on the Stormy Daniels hush money payment, had been reporting. (And some still can’t stop saying the case is “weak,” though most legal experts now see a much more substantial case.)
This was in fact a prime example of how the media creates a narrative and sticks to it no matter what: The Wall Street Journal reported last week, as I referenced here, that the case rested more so on the payment to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who had an affair with Trump and was paid via the National Enquirer in a "catch and kill" scheme on behalf of Trump.
But the WSJ story literally went nowhere: some of the other media noted it further down in reports, but many ignored it, intent on sticking with the narrative that the indictment was all about Daniels—and was thus a weak case. It was astounding, really, because here they were handed evidence of a stronger case tied directly to the election, and yet they refused to elevate it, married to their "weak case" argument.
I’ll show it all below, via Bragg’s Statement of Facts, which itself is being ignored by some of the media who seem to not want to let go of their narrative. And we can also celebrate two major wins for progressives in elections last night!