Commemorative marker at the corner of College and Spring in Murfreesboro, birthplace of Grantland Rice, Dean of American Sports Writers, baseball poet, and champion of fair play and good sportsmanship...
...Before Drumpf was inaugurated, it was sometimes said, based upon his old starring role on “The Apprentice,” that he would be a “reality-TV President.” In actuality, he’s turned out to be a “TV-reality President”—an Oval Office occupant trapped in the world of cable news, where every minute brings “breaking news,” every issue is momentous, every hiccup is a crisis, and every criticism of the President is, in his own mind, a calumny. Rather than settling on a few policy themes and methodically going about the tricky business of advancing them through a political system in which the President’s power is often limited, he has engaged in the TV pundit’s game of instant response and instant outrage. To try to shape the next day’s coverage, he also engages in instant policymaking. The result is chaos—chaos that every day diminishes the aura of his Presidency and further enrages him.
Most politicians—those who wish to retain their sanity, anyway—filter out much of the random noise that makes up the daily news cycle... The "TV Reality" President