It used to be that you could call somebody who was selling something that it was wrong to sell a prostitute, as a kind of general metaphor for engaging that sort of thing. Then it was decided by many advanced thinkers that it was or should be OK to trade sexual access to yourself for cash. So now I suppose we now need a different term, assuming we’re not good libertarians, who are in favor of putting literally everything up for sale to the highest bidder, so that the gods of the Market can give everything its true and proper price.
Which brings me to longtime friend of the blog Glenn Greenwald:
There sure is! There’s especially a lot of money in the “I don’t support Trump but” racket, which gives people like Greenwald, who actually do support Trump in every practical sense — “objectively” as the Marxists used to say — the chance to cash in on selling what shreds might be left of their intellectual and moral integrity, all for a few dollars more.
. . . Speaking of which, is there a more loathsome person on the Internet?
See too Alex Berenson: It’s a great mistake to call Berenson, as the Atlantic did in a big feature article, the pandemic’s wrongest man, because this assumes that Berenson actually believes the anti-vax garbage he traffics in. Of course he doesn’t: he lies for the profit there is to be made from doing so, because he’s willing to trade the appearance of intellectual honesty for money.
This is not complicated: these people value money and fame over everything else, and their economic choices reflect this. Just like Daddy Trump.