Some might describe it as Aristotelian triptych: Tell them what you are going to say, say it and tell them what you said.
I call it redundant.
The morning newspaper’s recycled political columnist — his columns appeared for short time more than half a dozen years ago — Wayne Allyn Root posted a 425-word column earlier this week that easily could have been 125 words.
In his screeching jeremiad Root breathlessly informs his readers that there is something in Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails that is driving her to distraction and will — upon revelation — destroy her political career and her presidential campaign. “It’s like a ticking time bomb. Stress is eating away at her. The weight of the world is on Hillary’s shoulders,” we are told.
Without ever offering readers specifics, the political columnist who appears on a news page instead of the editorial page tell us:
So she knows what is soon coming. …
No one could handle that kind of stress. …
Soon, everyone will know what she’s done. …
I know why Hillary is sick. She knows what’s coming.
Soon the whole world will know.
This drumbeat is longer than In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
His column is like his speeches. He has little to say, so he says it over and over again in a bombastic delivery that after a while amounts to a droning yammer.