Karl Rove: Cunt? yes. Genius? no.

 

An old but well written article about the “genius” Karl Rove from 2014. Though specifically about Rove, it highlights a particular preoccupation of mine, the media’s hyper-realities.

 

Ever spurned on by their own echo chambers and fawning over scandals like smack addicts, they tend to have about as much understanding of the ordinary person or life as the .1-percenters some of them oppose and most of them work for.

 

Perhaps it is because they over-estimate their own importance or the importance of the individuals and politics which form their major currency; perhaps it is because of the neoliberal mindsets which believe we live in meritocracies and success is always earnt and deserved – effectively sown into some people’s alleles; either way, it is evidently a hard worldview to shake as we see the media pulling out its old machiavellian narratives for the likes of Bannon (the man who lost Republicans the Alabama’s senate seat) and Dominic Cummings (the “secret” mastermind of Brexit who everyone knows about and really just broke a lot of electoral laws and invited the Mercers in) today.

 

Enjoy?:

 

Michael Tomasky, ‘Karl Rove May Be Evil, but He’s No Genius’

 

Below is a little article on a Karl Rove course now being offered by Masterclass:

 

Rove and Axelrod do Masterclass

 

I wonder if he’ll be sharing all his tactics – like darkening Obama’s skin in campaign adds like he did for McCain?..

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