Thursday, April 23, 2020

Politico goes all-in with fascism

Just look at this:
"Democrats heap most of the blame for these failures on Trump and congressional Republicans. But they also failed to secure in the latest rescue bill many of their major priorities..."
This is Politico at its fascist best. This is the ultimate bothsiderism. They faithfully note that Democrats are blaming Republicans for the political gridlock, and yet somehow still make it Democrats fault. They assert that Democrats have failed too, while simply erasing the fact that Democrats failed because of Republicans.
Any logical reader would wonder why the Democrats failed to achieve their priorities. Any trained journalist would know to explain that the Democrat's failure was proof of the validity of their complaint. Any competent English speaker would not start that second sentence with "But."
This is not a simple editing mistake or clumsy bow to fairness; it is outright deceit. It is a lie.

Ian Kullgren, Jason Millman and David Lim, your names will go down in history. You have put your names against a lie designed to serve fascism.
“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist.”
Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism 

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