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Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:01

Anger Games

Written by  Mona Charen

"Hate is a more powerful motivator than love." According to the new Netflix documentary "Get Me Roger Stone," that is one of the "rules" the self-described Republican "agent provocateur" has lived by.

Stone, of course, is a showman. The "evil political operator" pose is to some degree an artifice -- a brand he's selling. Still, his style of politics has now moved from the wings to center stage. We're engaged in an experiment to see how much damage we can do to our society by adopting Stone's rules.

The new Stone documentary (clearly produced by left-leaning filmmakers) forms a precise bookend to the 2016 documentary "Weiner" that followed former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner throughout his pyrotechnic downfall. Weiner's bid for the mayoralty of New York City -- for those lucky enough to have forgotten the details -- was derailed by revelations that he had not put his addiction to sexting with strangers behind him. To watch the cringe-inducing Anthony Weiner (estranged husband of Hillary Clinton's "body man" Huma Abedin) permit cameras to record not just mortifying encounters with his wife but also the candidate spinning lies for public consumption is to see the peculiarly 21st century disease of narcissism at a high water mark.

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