Politics of Hate category archive
Thom and Chauncey Devega discuss the vortex of vile (and of bile) that is the Trump administration and suggest that it is not an aberration, but rather a culmination.
When I became eligible to vote, the first vote I cast in a election was a write-in for Shirley Chisholm. I have never regretted it.
Image via Job’s Anger.
Professors Jennifer E. Moore and Michael J. Socolow look at the recent physical attacks on reporters and their places of work and remind us that Americans have a long history of shooting the messenger when they don’t like the message. A snippet:
Regulatory mandates such as the public interest standard and the Fairness Doctrine followed the development of radio and television. They further enshrined a “just-the-facts” sensibility in American journalism.
From our vantage point as historians in 2018, we can now see this era of objectivity lasted from about 1930 to 2000, beginning with the introduction of broadcast journalism via radio to the emergence of the multichannel cable television universe and the web’s development.
One more time: It’s not scripture. It’s Republican policy. For example:
“I am your mommy, papi,” she says in Spanish.
He squirms to get away.
“What is wrong with my son?” she sobs in a heartbreaking video shared by the American Civil Liberties Union.
He doesn’t recognize her. They’ve been separated for more than three months. That’s a lifetime at 3.
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Dana Milbank looks at Republicans’ early campaign tactics for this fall’s election and concludes that they intend to use ad hominem character assassination, lies, innuendo, falsified photos, and the like as their first choice of tactics (follow the link for his list of numerous examples).
He suggests that the Trumpling of the Republican Party is complete. A snippet (emphasis added):
No longer just the party of Donald Trump, Republicans sound like they are Donald Trump. And their strategy amounts to an extraordinary acknowledgment of failure: After two years of undivided control of Congress and the White House, and eight years of GOP legislative majorities, Republicans cannot come up with a single policy achievement – on taxes, health care, regulations or anything else – that they believe will resonate with voters.
Some folks just ain’t happy when they ain’t hatin’.