False Balance (or, Fun With Amphibrachs!)

Political writing is hard to decipher;
It’s taking some effort—I’m trying!
I note the gymnastics reporters engage in,
Avoiding the phrase “Trump is lying”
They try to play fair; it’s a hopeless endeavor:
“He misrepresents what she’s saying”
The proper translation of Trump’s elocution:
“The Tangerine Jackass is braying!”
Reporters are fighting reflexive defenses—
Which, frequently, Trump can elicit—
But really, his lies need near constant addressing;
By ducking, the press are complicit! [Read more…]

“Mr. Brexit”

Mr. Brexit, tweet me a tweet (bum bum bum bum)
With some strange hashtag, to make it complete (#bum #bum #bum #bum)
Say something special, to show us your thinking (bum bum bum bum)
And make us speculate if you’ve been drinking
Donald, I’m so amused (bum bum bum bum)
But now your latest has left me confused (bum bum bum bum)
Are you trying to get beat?
Mr. Brexit, tweet me a tweet! [Read more…]