While mainstream media blame Trump’s inflammatory “fake news” rhetoric for half a dozen bombs mailed to prominent Democrats and CNN, the New York Times has just run a short story envisioning Trump’s assassination.
Frustrated by the failure of the Mueller investigation to turn up the requested dirt on their nemesis-in-chief, the media “resistance” asked a few spy novelists to predict a more appealing future in the Times’ literary supplement. The results revealed some shoddy writing work, even putting aside their predictable endings (spoiler alert – he was colluding with the Russians all along!).
Zoe Sharp’s story was apparently written while she was held hostage in a Bond movie with a bunch of Soviet bad guys. A Russian agent (of course) checks into a hotel, meets another Russian carrying a briefcase with a Makarov pistol and Stolichnaya (because Russia), and gets drunk. The next morning, he tries to shoot the president, but the gun misfires. The crisis – what will Putin think, now that I’ve failed him?! – is averted when a secret service agent lends a helping hand. Get it? It’s funny, because even Trump’s staff want to murder him!
Social media was appropriately appalled, particularly given the timing of the story’s publication.
"[The Russian] opened his eyes. The Secret Service agent stood before him, presenting his Glock, butt first.
“Here,” the agent said politely. “Use mine. …”
Jesus Christ. The left has become so deranged after the 2016 election that this is now their masturbatory fantasy.
— Richard Alejandro (@realejandro85) October 24, 2018