At the end of every year the media is filled with lists that they compile of significant people and events that made the news for the previous twelve months. These lists enumerate the best and/or worst of whatever the topic of the list happens to be. It’s always a subjective exercise that reflects the opinions of whoever was assigned to put the list together.
Consequently, any such list by Fox News can be expected to lean heavily to the right politically. Which is exactly what happened with their “Biggest Losers in Politics” list for 2022. To begin with, the list was curiously short. These lists usually itemize ten or twenty contenders for recognition, but Fox could only manage to scrape up five. That’s likely because they were determined to populate the list with Democrats, but couldn’t find enough to fill their list because it was an unexpectedly good year for Democrats.
Fox News crowned Stacey Abrams as their biggest loser. While she was defeated for the governorship of Georgia, it hardly seems worthy of top dishonors for a Democrat who lost a tight a race in red state. The same thing goes for their second place finisher, Beto O’Rourke of Texas.
Somewhat surprisingly, Fox News put Donald Trump in at third. At least they had him on the list, but by any rational standard he would have been first. After all, not only did most of his endorsed candidates in contested races lose, but his Mar-a-Lago home/hotel was raided by the FBI where they found hundreds of illegally hoarded classified documents. And the Congress has issued criminal referrals to the Department of Justice for those crimes, as well as others related to his having incited the insurrection on January 6, 2021, and for obstruction justice.
Fox’s list was rounded off with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Herschel Walker, whose losses have nothing in common. Maloney lost due to a badly gerrymandered redistricting, while Walker lost because he’s Trumpian moron who never should have run.
The most ridiculous thing about this Fox News list was what was left off of it. They apparently didn’t think that the humiliation of losers like Kari Lake, Blake Masters, Dr. Oz, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon, or Vladimir Putin, deserved any mention at all.
The best justification for Trump to have been declared the biggest loser is that he had a prominent role in contributing to the pathetic losses of everyone just listed above. That’s actually a pretty remarkable achievement.
The only list missing this year so far, is the one that Trump might produce himself. Although there is still time, and now that he has posted his nightmarish Christmas greeting, he is free to put his own “Worst of 2022” list together. Not that we can’t all predict what it would look like. And of course, it would lead off with Trump’s arch enemy, President Biden…
Donald Trump’s Presumptive Best of the Worst of 2022:
- Joe Biden
- Mitch McConnell
- The “Fake” News Media
- Radical Left Marxist Democrats
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
- The January 6th Committee
- NY Attorney General Letitia James
Honorary Mentions: Liz Cheney and other so-called “RINOS,” including most of Trump’s former cabinet secretaries, and the few relatively decent Republican members of Congress who voted for his impeachments.
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