Of course, this being the place where the ultimate answer to kings (and progressive gasbags) is a belly laugh, the belly laugh arrived first. Regular reader (and longtime TCF buddy) mutti sent this:
I wondered what the hell this was about, so I followed the rabbit hole down – so you didn’t have to. Came up with this bit of fluff…
We’re hitting the road on a 23-city tour to hear concerns from across the nation.
We want to know: What does it mean to be American today? To find out, we’re hitting the road this fall to interview people about their hopes, dreams, fears and definition of “being American.” By converting a tour bus into a mobile video studio, we’ll capture conversations with people of all ages and backgrounds. Our goal: moving, multimedia storytelling that showcases what we share as Americans, rather than what divides us.
Why we are doing this
Trust in media has bottomed out. We hope to rebuild some of that — and learn from it — by listening to the public and elevating their stories through our massive distribution network.
How we are making it happen
We will travel the old-fashioned way — via bus — to 20-plus states to hear from some of the under-heard, diverse Americans who make up the communities that form much of our nation. And by working on the ground with community leaders, nonprofits, educational institutions, local businesses and others, we’ll make sure people know we’re there to listen.
Uh huh. Turns out [a rotating group of Huffpo “journalists] is going to [“visit,” in some form] a bunch of Hillary-voting cities in red states as an expensive sort of publicity stunt. And this will restore the faith we toothless rubes have lost in ‘media.’
So it’s basically parody all the way down.