To the Editor of the New York Times:
RE: “All This Talk of Voter Fraud? Across U.S., Officials Found Next to None” NYT 12/19/16
Coming weeks after President-elect Trump brazenly lied about voter fraud, this article merely restates what was obvious at the time he lied. Waiting so long for such delayed-and-inconsequential truth-telling highlights the brilliance of Trump’s modus operandi which precisely mimics that of barefoot waterskiers who thrill the spectators on the shore. They skim the water at such high speed that the molecular surface tension of the water holds them up, whereas any slowdown or pause would immediately sink them. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cre-OffBHs)
Mr. Trump’s equivalent is to surf atop a non-stop fire-hose stream of outrageous-but-mesmerizing blather spewing from his mouth, his Tweets, and his surrogates. Volume and velocity are everything. Like those barefoot waterskiers, our headlong, high-velocity President-elect would be unceremoniously dog-paddling were he ever to slow the outpouring enough to allow time for deep questions to be asked, or for blatant lies to be unmasked on the spot. But he will certainly not himself voluntarily disrupt a tactic working to such perfection.
Isn’t that your job? If the Fourth Estate will not slow him by demanding immediate evidence or immediate retraction every single time, what hope have we for a society in which truth has any value whatsoever?
Princeton, New Jersey