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Hey, y’all

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I just wrote a terse email to the NPR Politics Podcast, and I figured I’d share.

Yeah, this is ostensibly an author blog. It’s also a blog, and I have a feeling that I’m going to be writing a lot of terse communiques over the next four years.

The thing about the NPR Politics Podcast is that it’s been a big staple of my week for the last couple of months. I’ve come to enjoy it a lot. I like the people. I like what they talk about. Yeah, it’s standard NPR, but look, I was raised with NPR, so kindly allow me my comfort food.

But this latest episode, they talked about “normalizing” Donald Trump. Specifically, they talked about why the accusations of doing so that have been leveled at them are wrong, and they should be exempt from them because they’re journalists and they need to cover the news, and basically I ended up having to turn it off because I could not even, you guys, I could not even

One thing I could do was write an email. So I did. It’s below the cut.

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