MSNBC anchor Katy Tur recently wrote a book on what it was like for her, as a snooty reporter, to witness what everyone else in the country has witnessed. The election of Donald Trump. Her book is called “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History”. It begins my saying that “I’m about to throw up.”
“The room goes wavy. My stomach churns. I can feel the bile in the back of my throat,” she describes, the night that President Trump won. “My head is a helium balloon. Breathe. The panic mounts. More rallies? I am nearly falling over. More taunting crowds, more around-the-clock live shots, more airports, more earsplitting Pavarotti . . . I can’t. I just can’t,” she wrote.
“I’ve heard him insult a war hero, brag about grabbing women by the p**sy, denigrate the judicial system, demonize immigrants, fight with the pope, doubt the democratic process, advocate torture and war crimes, tout the size of his junk in a presidential debate, trash the media, and endanger my life,” wrote Tur.
She went on to try and relate to Trump supporters. “Look, I get it. You can’t tell a joke without worrying you’ll lose your job. Your twenty-something can’t find work. Your town is boarded up. Patriotism gets called racism. Your food is full of chemicals. Your body is full of pills. You call tech support and reach someone in India,” Tur writes condescendingly.
“I don’t get why protesting a broken political system also means you need to protest the very notion of objective truth,” she wrote. Wow. Why would anyone buy this book?