If you’ve never seen a bullfighter in real life, you’ve almost
certainly seen one recorded on television or fictionalized somewhere —
the Saturday morning cartoons or The Dick Van Dyke Show.
The commonality in almost all the depictions is the sequined toreador
luring the bull to charge a red cape held in his outstretched hands.
The bull, irritated and angry, charges the cape, determined to gore
it, when at the last second the bullfighter jerks the cape away,
revealing to an increasingly infuriated bull that he’s charging nothing
The bulls fall for it every time. And it turns out the American
establishment media behave in almost exactly the same way when it comes
to President Donald Trump.
He waves a red cape at them. They charge. He jerks it away. They look like idiots. And the process starts again.