November 29, 2019
Why are Journalists so Humorless?
Are humor and satire taught in journalism school? Apparently not, as President Donald Trump continues to reveal how media magpies are completely devoid of humor. They are the epitome of “Bah Humbug” from Ebenezer Scrooge in the upcoming Christmas season. President Trump uses humor frequently, in his rallies and in his tweets. Both the rallies and tweets are entertaining and Trump’s way of connecting with average people using a normal human emotion, in comparison to the constipated mainstream media which does nothing but criticize, condemn, and complain. Which of the two approaches is more endearing to listeners, humor or whining? Trump has a stressful job as he copes with two of many recent difficult events, a special forces raid killing ISIS chief al-Baghdadi, and the ongoing Democratic efforts at impeachment. Trump uses humor to punch back against his persecutors and critics as a very reasonable response to constant condemnation. The first example was...(Read Full Article)