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News and Not News

From Andrew Klavan:

“This is a country of 325-million people. If two guys getting tossed out of a coffee shop is news, then things in Donald Trump’s America must be going pretty damned well.

Two black men walk into a Starbucks in Philadelphia — Starbucks, a leftist company that is unlikely to encourage old-fashioned racism — Philadelphia, a multi-racial city where a Starbucks would be serving people of all colors all day every day without incident. But these two jokers, according to their own version of events, refused to follow the store rules and make a purchase. They were asked to leave by the manager, Holly, a “social justice feminist.” When they refused, she called the police and calmly reported, “I have two gentlemen in my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave.” The police arrived and likewise asked the guys to leave and they refused to obey the police. So they were taken out in cuffs, though never charged.

The usual puerile race-mongers showed up to protest and call for boycotts. The usual puling apologies, firings and Soviet-style re-education followed. And it’s news.

Only it’s not news. It’s two guys in a nation of 325-million getting turfed from a coffee shop for acting like entitled jerks and then refusing to obey law enforcement.”

Meanwhile, in the world of real news, President Trump is the first world leader in fifty years to make any progress leading North Korea to more open interaction with the world and its own citizens, and ending its war with South Korea.