There’s a new word emerging in our lexicon: whataboutism. It’s an argument form that most of us abandoned some time during pre-puberty, but it infests right-wing “reasoning” and debases the whole movement. 1,273 more words
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If you turn on the news these days, you’ll hear countless stories about pedestrians being severely injured or killed by cars. Now I don’t want to deny that these instances exist, nor do I want to diminish how uncomfortable it might be to be a pedestrian hit by a car. 183 more words
Here we go again.
Let’s be clear: The conflation of the alt-right, the KKK and neo-Nazism with the antifa “movement” is not a moral equivalency, and I’m not specifically referring here to Donald Trump’s “many sides” and “both sides” argument in the aftermath of the violence of racism in Charlottesville. 510 more words
Dan Rather responds to a Thursday morning tweet, in which Donald Trump once again stood up for the principle that honoring the leaders of a 41 more words
I posted this on Facebook yesterday. After the riots and terror perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, a significant percentage of the right-leaning media bent over backward to shift focus, and claim that the Black Lives Matter movement is a moral equivalent to the racists and fascists that rioted in Charlottesville. 526 more words