People who know and care about elections and democracy frantically sounded the alarm on Wednesday as Donald Trump's intention to steal the election became undeniable.
The New York Times put its article on Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power on page A15.
And the Atlantic had already published Barton Gellman's terrifying, detailed article describing scenarios in which Trump "uses his power to prevent a decisive outcome against him.".
To the extent that Trump's intention to steal the election is undeniable, well, at day's end, Trump himself didn't deny it.
So they sent reporters out to diners to talk to Trump supporters instead of trying to educate and redeem them.
So they don't listen to the people who are warning them, ever more loudly, of the extraordinary danger ahead.
They muffle the alarms, hand out earplugs, close the windows and tell everyone to continue business as usual. »