McDaniel vs. Cochran 2014: Why Charlie Mitchell Gets It Wrong

By Ryan S. Walters

Charlie Mitchell is the assistant dean, and assistant professor, of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at12235042_1026092310787990_1474717039908903470_n Ole Miss, which means, presumably, that he knows something about a journalist’s trade, though we can’t say the same about his knowledge of politics.

In his column today, Mitchell seeks to figure out Donald Trump’s appeal. This election is about discontent, he writes, and people are unhappy. But why? Because “America has become a nation of makers and takers. They and Trump are the makers. Everyone else is a leech.” These people are angry about being “forced to pay taxes to house and feed those who can’t or won’t work.”

Trump supporters don’t see him “as a genius,” he writes. “They don’t care about his position on issues…. They don’t care what he says or who he offends. He’s not an insider, and that’s all that matters.” [Read more…]