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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Taibbi: Biden’s Troubles Aren’t Bernie’s Fault… Or A Media Mirage

Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News Substack,A recent column by Colbert King in the Washington Post read as follows:A president and Congress seen united and fighting for people will be a team that gets rewarded at the polls. Accomplishing that calls for less selfish and self-serving political behavior - from Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) to Sen. Bernie…

Taibbi On Activism Uncensored: Dueling Protests Outside The Rittenhouse Courtroom

Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News,The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse began as a screaming headline toward the end of a summer of historic unrest, and concluded as all public spectacles in America seem to these days, in an ugly farce. As TK partners News2Share documented, dueling groups of protesters gathered outside a courthouse in…

Taibbi: Rachel Maddow’s Shocking New Low

Submitted by Matt Taibbi, via Substack,Yesterday, Special Counsel John Durham indicted Brookings Institute analyst Igor Danchenko, better known as the primary source for Christopher Steele, the ex-spy who compiled the now-infamous “Steele Dossier” on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. The case has implications for higher-ranking figures, but the indictment is most immediately…

Taibbi: The Red-Pilling Of Loudoun County, Virginia

Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News (emphasis ours),The drama that played out in upscale Loudoun County, Virginia over the last year or so, and cost Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe the governorship last night, is a book waiting to be written. In fact, if companies like HBO or Netflix have any sense, it will soon…

Taibbi: NPR Trashes Free Speech. A Brief Response

Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News,John Stuart Mill, who was apparently not available for a recent On The Media panelThe guests for NPR’s just-released On The Media episode about the dangers of free speech included Andrew Marantz, author of an article called, “Free Speech is Killing Us”; P.E. Moskowitz, author of “The Case Against…

Taibbi: The Vanishing Legacy Of Barack Obama

Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News,It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. — Leo Tolstoy“Even Scaled Back,” wrote Vanity Fair, “Barack Obama’s Birthday Bash Is the Event of the Season.” Not even the famed glossy Bible of the unapologetic rich seemed sure of whether to write Obama’s Birthday bash…

Taibbi: The Death Of Humor

Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News,The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo won the condemnation of the whole world again, with the cover pictured above. Reactions ranged from “abhorrent” to “hateful” to “wrong on every level,” with many offering versions of the now-mandatory observation that the magazine is not only bad now, but “has always…

Taibbi: Meet the (Unsuccessfully) Censored: Jesse Singal And Katie Herzog

Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News,On almost a daily basis now, a high-profile figure in the media business is fired or resigns under pressure, often after falling afoul of staff for behavioral or political reasons. The most recent episode involved 27-year-old Alexi McCammond, who this week resigned as editor of Teen Vogue over tweets…

Taibbi: The Post-Objectivity Era

Authored by Matt Taibbi via taibbi.substack.com From a speech given this week to the McCourtney Institute of Democracy, Penn State University: We live in a time of incredible political division. Many of us have had the experience of talking to someone whose idea of reality seems to be completely different from our own. It’s become…

Matt Taibbi: “It Was Like Watching Bruce Springsteen And Dionne Warwick Be Pelted With...

Authored by Matt Taibbi As excerpted from "If it’s Not “Cancel Culture,” What Kind of Culture is it?" Any attempt to build bridges between the two mindsets falls apart, often spectacularly, as we saw this week in an online fight over free speech that could not possibly have been more comic in its unraveling. A…
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