The profession can't take much more of this

Last year, I listened to a long form interview where an investigative journalist likened Donald Trump to a magician. He was referring to the way he managed attention to pull focus away from... well... what ever the embarrassment-du-jour was.

Yesterday, the New York Times published an op-ed, The Dark Magic of Kellyanne Conway, where Trump's most prominent spokesperson is likened to David Blaine. 

She’s more like the David Blaine of political spin, intent on working feats of magic that few others would attempt and surviving situations that would cripple any ordinary mortal. He catches a bullet in his mouth; she makes Donald Trump sound like a humble servant of the common man. He lasts 44 days in a plexiglass case over the Thames; she lasts 40 minutes with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

I'm not sure that our profession can take much more of this.