Life Is a Crap Shoot in the Game of Tribes, and the Media is The Bookie

The "news" media is tribalism's bookie. The house cut is always collected off the top.

On one side, we have Donald Trump, whose personality has [helped media…

As Jonah Goldberg observed, both sides have their "useful idiots," sculpting elephants out of solid marble by ignoring those facts they deem "not an elephant." Tribal stories and narratives are like bets placed at the craps table. The dice of chance are rolled, and whatever number comes up, both sides try to make their point, crap out, or collect the winnings. But the "news" media is tribalism's bookie, and the house's cut is always collected off the top.