“The box that produces zombies”
Truth is hard, TV is easy
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BY HENRY ABBOTT
On a recent episode of The Daily, New York Times reporter Astead Herndon visited Mason County, Texas—Trump country about two hours west of Austin. The day after the networks called the election for Biden, Herndon met a couple at a church who have been together 47 years. They invited Herndon to their front porch to talk politics, surrounded by Trump signs, and it emerged that this couple—a man and woman who are never named—is like much of America. Perfectly nice. For what it’s worth, Herndon is Black and the couple sounds white to me—and with what’s published, at least—this seems not to get weird.
Early in the conversation, the man says of the election, “if Biden gets it, I have no problem. That’s my president then. That’s what I’m claiming. I’m not gonna be like these Democrats that just throwed a fit ab…
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