We’re all used to absurd Holocaust analogies by people who simply can’t appreciate the scale or meaning of the attempted industrial-scale extermination of an entire race of people, and yes, of course political cartoons by their nature exaggerate to make a point, but there ought to be limits.
Weren’t we all supposed to be removing the Uber app from our phones, because they continued to operate during the one hour taxi drivers strike at JFK Airport?
Matthew d’Ancona, writing in the UK’s liberal broadsheet newspaper, The Guardian, argues that attempts to restrict freedom of expression are both counterproductive and wrong in principle.
Charles J. Sykes, a reformed Right wing talk show host, acknowledges the role of his part of the media in fostering an allergy to truth.
This article, by the Venezuelan economist Andrés Miguel Rondón, is absolutely on the money.
I’ve steered clear of Jonathan Pie for months now. Chiefly that’s because he started his career, being promoted by RT: Putin’s propaganda channel.
However, he isn’t on RT these days. He’s produced material critical of Putin. And this video is spot on.
“One of the features of the emerging “Trump era” is that basically anyone can tweet out something incendiary about Trump, no matter how factually dubious, and be reasonably sure that it’ll garner vast amounts of likes and retweets.”
“These are miserable times, and we should be resisting the erosion of democratic norms at every turn. But what happened at Berkeley wasn’t heroic or principled; it was disorganized, and pathetic. Fighting incivility with incivility inspires no one. It makes progressives look stupid, and it makes the people the protesters purport to represent less safe.”
Here’s a tweet from Owen Jones, the campaigning British journalist and socialist campaigner that we could have written ourselves.
Here’s an exchange on Twitter that illustrates how intersectionality-related identity politics undermines opposition to President Trump.