[Ed. – A more important question than who started it is who will end it. The Left will continue to snipe at Trump as long as he is willing to fight back and even beyond. This is the game they play. At some point, it might serve his own interests and those of the nation best by ignoring the digs.]
It was Aristotle who first ruminated over which came first, the chicken or the egg. “There could not have been a first egg to give a beginning to birds,” he declared, “or there would have been a first bird which gave a beginning to eggs; for a bird comes from an egg.”
Leaving aside how little Donald J. Trump resembles the “philosopher-kings” envisioned by Aristotle’s protégé Plato in “The Republic,” a similar question vexes us today. It, too, initially sounds frivolous, while actually carrying significant implications: In our modern republic, MSNBC’s audience leans left, while Fox News’ leans right. Here’s the question worth contemplating: Which came first, the partisan programming or the ideologically minded audience?
The answer helps us to understand President Trump’s latest self-inflicted controversy, his “Mean Girl”-style attacks Thursday on MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-hosts and power couple Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski….