So, our mummified media are no longer paused on the story of the train freighted with fat-cat politicians that crushed a truck, killing a young (working-class, no doubt) trucker and gravely injuring a passenger.
The dumpster of a story dumped on the public was of “lawmakers on the scene [who] sprung into action to help the injured, including by carrying one individual across the tracks to an ambulance.”
Wow. A presidential medal is in the offing. For sure.
Move on just as soon as you’ve had your fill of our magnificent legislators doing heroic deeds.
Footnote: A regular guy died. He was 28-year-old Christopher Foley, about whom the media care to report NOT A THING, only that he was helped mightily by the retreat-bound politicians:
Several members of Congress have medical training and assisted the injured. Rep. Roger Marshall’s office says the Kansas congressman and doctor helped individuals who needed medical attention, including performing CPR.
Pence tweeted that he was monitoring the situation and still planning to speak at the retreat.
Other than the death of a young, working-class man, the news to take away from the veritable orgy of journalistic idiocy is that politicians treat themselves and their families to a retreat—to recharge, you know—on the backs of taxpayers. They say it’s a working retreat.
Republicans are gathered at the storied Greenbrier Resort — home to a Cold War-era bunker once meant to house Congress in the event of a nuclear attack — to plot the party’s legislative agenda for 2018 and strategize for what could be a bruising midterm election.