Politics & Government

Joe Bob Briggs Explains Donald Trump

The former Dallasite has some harsh words for journalists who don't understand the source of the candidate's popularity.

A really old picture of Joe Bob
A really old picture of Joe Bob

You might know the name Joe Bob Briggs. It’s the alter ego of John Bloom, former D Magazine and Times Herald columnist. He lives in New York now. He’s got a new book out that I’m recommending based on the first 50 pages, which is how far into I’ve gotten so far. Anyway, Joe Bob published an essay yesterday in Taki’s Magazine that you should read — especially if you’re a journalist who has written, or plans to write, anything about Donald Trump. Short version: journalists are silly and refuse to believe Trump supporters when they say why they’re voting for him. The long version is 4,200 words. It’s worth your time.

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