No one can take a joke these days, especially not media outlets driven by confirmation bias.
The Daily Mail was the first outlet to report Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch started a club in high school called "Fascism Forever".
Touted as an "exclusive", The Daily Mail must've obtained a copy of a yearbook. Rather than focus on the numerous conservative tendencies of the young Gorsuch, also included in the yearbook, the Daily Mail ran with the clearly satirical "Fascism Forever Club."
The concept of chaos as a political tactic has been a frequent topic here.
I first explored it on February 9, 2009, with regard to Obama's opening weeks of his presidency. I focused on one of the most influential books -- in an odd way -- I read as a teenager, Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book.
The post was “Steal This Country”:
After intense blowback and promises of confirmation obstruction for Trump's SCOTUS nominee, Neil Gorsuch, Trump suggested the Senate employ the "Nuclear Option" to move Judge Gorsuch to Justice Gorsuch.
The Nuclear Option would allow the Senate to confirm Gorsuch with a simple majority as opposed to 60 votes.
"Mitch, go nuclear," Trump said in a press conference Wednesday:
On MSNBC this evening, Chris Matthews cautioned Democratic Senators that if they vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, they will have to answer for it for the rest of their political career.
His reasoning was a supremely political one: that at age 49, Gorsuch is likely to be on the Court for 30 years. And that any Dem voting to confirm him would have to answer, over all those years, for his decisions on controversial issues such as abortion and gun rights: "it will be on you," warned Matthews.