The conservative Drudge Report faced a formidable challenge this afternoon.
Yesterday and this morning, Drudge could focus on the highlights of the swearing-in, the new president at his desk, inaugural balls and the prayers at the National Cathedral.
That was then.
This afternoon, 500,000 came inside the beltway to kick off what might become known as Fourth Wave Feminism. Right now, it was called The Women's March.
The mission was to send the message that the rights of women and other marginalized human beings won't be plowed over by Trumpism. As push back against Donald J. Trump's p___sy comments, many wore woolen caps with cat ears.
Research and experience prove out that females who are well-behaved don't make history.
Madonna let loose the F-word four times. She also said in public that she had thought about blowing up the White House but realized that wouldn't do any good. Both were reckless. There could be impressionable very young girls and boys taking in her remarks.
Aside from those, her statements were actually full of platitudes. At the top of the list was the "revolution of love." An effective speaker she is not.
Judd drew a link between Hitler and Trump. The bigger shocker was that she speculated that the new president has "wet dreams" about daughter Ivanka. Such bad taste. The reality is that Trump is now the U.S. president.
However, those two were an aberration. Many other speakers were inspirational rather than flamboyant in a self-absorbed manner.
What helped make the demonstration memorable was the presence of so many celebrities. Those ranged from Cher to Scarlet Johansson. They joined with ordinary people to deliver a message.
Trumpism can't ignore half a million delivering that message about human rights. The Drudge Report can attempt an end run to kill off their credibility. But the new president has to recognize this force field can spread, both in numbers and intensity. Drudge would have been smarter to be more even-handed. Here is the negative media coverage by the Daily Mail that he links to.
The Women's March could turn out to be one of most powerful bonding rituals at this time in history.
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