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If you want to know who actually has the power in our society and who is actually marginalized, ask which ideas get you sponsorships from Google and Pepsi and which get you fired. – Kevin Williamson

We saw some illustrations of that this week. Whistle-blowing is good if it hurts President Trump or any conservative, but it is bad if it is done against Progressive bastions (the mainstream media). If a Republican refuses to concede a close election this is an indication the Republicans cannot accept defeat. If a Democrat loses a close (or even not-so-close) election, refusal to concede is taking it to the man, or noble resistance. And heaven forbid a doula claim a man cannot give birth.

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  1. Vectorman Thatcher

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    • November 9, 2019, at 1:32 PM PST
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  2. Lilly B Coolidge

    For a long time before Trump, I noticed that the media never seemed to scrutinize the moral or ethical behavior of their own members. They chronicled the marital failings or sexual indiscretions of elected representatives (usually Republicans, obviously) and routinely justified it as a public service. Yet I noticed that I never really knew anything about the people delivering that scandalous information. What scandals might be attached to their names, but would never see the light of day? 

    The government surely has a lot of power to restrict our freedoms, but the power of “the news” to convict anyone in the court of public opinion is truly frightening. What percentage of the population still thinks the high school kid in a MAGA hat was being racist while standing and smiling?

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    • November 9, 2019, at 2:34 PM PST
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  3. Seawriter Member
    Seawriter Post author

    Lilly Blanch (View Comment):
    What percentage of the population still thinks the high school kid in a MAGA hat was being racist while standing and smiling?

    What percentage voted for Hillary? About half that percentage.

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    • November 9, 2019, at 3:12 PM PST
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  4. Saint Augustine Member

    Lilly Blanch (View Comment):

    They chronicled the marital failings or sexual indiscretions of elected representatives (usually Republicans, obviously) and routinely justified it as a public service. Yet I noticed that I never really knew anything about the people delivering that scandalous information. What scandals might be attached to their names, but would never see the light of day? 

    When MeToo was at its height, we had a few revelations.

    My theory has been that liberals are not very serious about this, and that we will know they are serious when both big universities and Big Media join Hollywood and Washington in having their sex scandals exposed.

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    • November 9, 2019, at 3:40 PM PST
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