On Wednesday night, Fox Business and Rumble hosted the second Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in beautiful Simi Valley, California. Bari Weiss and The Free Press’s very own Peter Savodnik watched live in the spin room as the seven candidates—Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, Chris Christie, Tim Scott, and Doug Burgum— took the stage to spar over questions about union strikes, inflation, income inequality, the cost of childcare, the border, China, crime, policing, drugs, gun violence, education, Russia, Ukraine. . . really, nothing new.
Bari’s analysis of conservative thought and politicians is pathetic. Sure, she realized the NYT, and, by extension, much of the MSM is partisan and corrupt. Admitting there’s a problem is just the first step.
Her views on Kellyanne Conway and Kari Lake are shallow left wing characterizations and she’s a bit surprised it seems that they provided insights she found noteworthy.
Vivek gives an awesome answer on how one cannot blindly follow ideals but adapt to the situation at hand that goes right over her head. I don’t think she is capable of parsing nuance in right wing views.
Thankfully, TFP has some writers I enjoy. I tip my cap to Bari for eschewing the corrupt MSM and starting TFP. However, moving forward I’ll treat Bari’s analysis of the GOP like she’s George Costanza - whatever she says, I’ll consider the opposite to be true.
More Moynihan! 🙌🏼
So Michael Moynihan is working for TFP now? Because this is the superhero team-up we all truly needed!
TFP, your coverage of this debate was unfortunate and was no different from other media organizations such as WPo and NYTimes. While not a direct criticism of TFP, Andrew McCarthy's article in NR better expresses my thoughts of how Honestly irresponsibly reacted to this debate with condescension: https://www.nationalreview.com/2023/09/democrats-2024-plan-is-working-to-perfection/
Lol did Trump have a fake autoworker union rally?