From Capt. Fogg at The Swash Zone:
I can’t remember who said it on MSNBC this morning, but it’s been bothering me all day. To paraphrase: “The entertainment value of Donald Trump’s Circus is as dangerous as the policies we laugh at.” Yes, I confess I delight in his gaffes and his outrageous tweets, jaw-dropping deeds and pronouncements, to the point where I look forward to my morning laugh of outrage as much as my morning coffee. I’m not alone, and of course laughing at someone feels good. It means we’re smarter, better informed and rational and someone else is not. That’s the cheapest form of humor, of course, akin to vaudevillian slapstick and plain old mockery.
Why is this dangerous? I think it creates a demand for more. It’s a demand that nature and the Trump organization doesn’t always fill.