April Fool’s: grade the stumbling metaphor

Philip Bump, “Over 24 hours, rumblings of a reckoning for the  right.” Washington Post, April 1, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/04/01/over-24-hours-rumblings-reckoning-right:

For years, three central facets of right-wing politics in the United States — the aggressive online community, the media juggernaut and the leader of the far right — had run at or past the boundaries without issue. Then, over an exceptional 24-hour period, each stumbled.