This was the Miami Herald’s endorsement of Charlie Crist. And that’s how the paper decided to begin it.
“Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Florida is a place of meanness. It’s a place where dissent is muzzled, where personal rights triumph over the greater good, where winning is more important than unity — especially if that victory moves him closer to a White House run.”
All rhetoric is revealing, some more so than others.
The Miami Herald unthinkingly launching its endorsement of Crist and hit piece on DeSantis by attacking the latter for running a state “where personal rights triumph over the greater good” is revealing of the entire insane mindset at work here.
Forget DeSantis, Crist and the race for the moment. We’ve reached the point where a major newspaper that is at least pretending to reach moderates thinks that denouncing the idea that individual rights should triumph over the greater good is an indictment, not an endorsement.
It was really not all that long ago that liberals would have at least paid service to the opposite idea. But COVID craziness broke a lot of brains, but in some cases it also exposed longstanding agendas.
The various newspaper endorsements of Democrats and attacks on their Republican opponents like DeSantis tell us nothing about the Republicans, but quite a bit about the media and the zeitgeist it’s channeling. Call it a Freudian slip or a trial balloon, but this is who they are.
Won’t someone save us from having individual rights in the name of the greater good.