Enquirer Cover, Playboy Centerfold &c
[ by Charles Cameron — not hookers: one Playmate, one porn star, both sex-workers of one or another kind ? ]
Pravda on the Checkout Line – nice title — Politico Magazine — note last on the right, middle row
In Scaramucci on symmetry, I quoted James Fallows:
I argue that “projection,” in the psychological sense, is the default explanation for anything Donald Trump says or does.
Projection means deflecting any criticism (or half-conscious awareness) of flaws in yourself by accusing someone else of exactly those flaws. Is Trump’s most immediately obvious trait his narcissistic and completely ungoverned temperament? (Answer: yes.) By the logic of projection, it thus makes perfect sense that he would brag that he has “the greatest temperament” and judgment, and criticize the always-under-control Hillary Clinton for hers.
I just came across what looks to me like a perfect example of Trumpian projection — if you’ll grant me that Trump, via his friendship with David Pecker, the publisher of the National Enquirer, proactively influences the front page of that rag-mag.
Here we go:
last on the right, middle row, above — a closer look, a clearer image
See there at the foot of the page?
She Ordered Me To — pay HUSH MONEY to hookers
That’s under a general header:
24 Years of Cover Ups and Crimes Exposed
Oh dear, and Donald Trump, according to the sworn testimony of Michael Cohen, his personal attorney, in Federal Court, caused considerable moneys to be paid to at least two young ladies, one a porn star and director, the other a Playboy Playmate of the Year if that falls under a different category, to buy their respective silences on his alleged affairs with them, the payments being made in time to avoid any sordid revelations in the immediate run-up to the 2016 election..
Time, methinks, for the Enquirer to rerun that front page with a few of the details switched to reflect the Federal-bench-approved Truth.