AJ Liebling – What Would He Make of the 2016-2020 Milieu?

AJ Liebling hated television. He shredded it in his introduction to “The Sweet Science.”

The Sweet Science was voted #1 sports book of all time by SI in the early 2000s.

Justly so.

Liebling dubbed Chicago “The Second City” and the label stuck. Heck, it even spawned a famous comedy troupe trope. It was originally meant as an insult.

C’est la vie.

What would Liebling make of Trump?

One might speculate that Liebling might dub him the “Peckerwood Caligula”, as he once dubbed a second rate Southern Pol.

Trump is far too silly to have escaped Liebling’s eviscerating evanescence.

What a Real President was Like!

“Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.”

–AJ Liebling

“People everywhere confuse what they Read in newspapers with news”

–AJ Liebling

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2004/08/worshipping-at-the-church-of-liebling.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A30837-2004Jan20?language=printer

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