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Dying in Darkness: Mount Rushmore Media Coverage Exemplifies ‘Enemy of the People’ Critique

In breathless, panicked coverage the establishment American media heaped scorn and suspicion on President Trump’s 4th of July speech at Mount Rushmore on Friday night. Trump’s speech in front of the South Dakota monument was followed by a dazzling firework display, when even Fox News cut away from the ceremonies to replace their coverage with talking heads discussing the coronavirus pandemic. The New York Times rushed to label the speech “divisive” and mocked the President for what they called “using the holiday and an official presidential address to mount a full-on culture war against a straw-man version of the left