My exhaustive, tireless attempt to investigate the difference.
I'm trying to get to the bottom of the mystery.
You see, when a trove of previously unreleased court documents revealed that former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had given false testimony to investigators about his contacts with Russian operatives during the campaign, Fox News' Sean Hannity attempted to exculpate the ex-aide by emphasizing his tender age: 29.
"He admitted, OK, he lied to the FBI. I think he is 29 years old" https://t.co/MRxUhUHc1q— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1509412172.0
I get it. We all make mistakes in our youth. Some of us drink a little too much. Others of us wreck our dad's motorcycle. Still others of us mislead FBI agents about our illegal interactions with foreign governments. It happens.
Yet, according to Fox News, some adults who do wrong things — like Papadopoulos — are "good kids," while some actual kids (and adults) who have had wrong things done to them are irredeemable, no-good "thugs."
It's a fascinating dichotomy. There just has to be some kind of pattern to it all. But I just can't figure out what.
Here's a partial catalog so far. It's a puzzle! An enigma! A labyrinth inside of a Rubik's Cube inside of a snake eating its own tail!
George Papadopoulos, 29, pleaded guilty to lying to federal officers: good kid!
Image via Fox-4 Dallas-Fort Worth/YouTube.
"The girl was no saint either. He had told her to leave, and she continued to linger. And when the cop tells you to leave, get out." — Megyn Kelly, "The Kelly File," June 9, 2015.
I haven't given up. I'm going to keep updating this list of "good kids" until we figure this out.
Maybe one day it'll come to me in a flash of brilliant light.
White light, most likely.
Keep checking back for updates as I continue to try and parse this impossible puzzle!