Why is the administration curbing the free speech of a private citizen? | Jessica Valenti

Its a cool season for this country for numerous rationales, writes Jessica Valenti in this publication of The Week in Patriarchy

As I write this, the internet is aflame with onslaughts on Jemele Hill- a reporter at ESPN who dared to call the president what he is: a racist and a white supremacist. In reaction, an incredible quantity of loathe and persecution has been steered at Hill, and the White House has called for her firing.( Where are those republican’ free speech’ absolutists when you need them ?)

It’s a cooling era for this country for numerous grounds. But when the government attempts to suffocated the lecture of a private citizen and reporter because she criticized the president … this is a new height of horror.

We did not visualize Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling for the firing of white supremacists who paraded on Charlottesville and left one lady dead. It’s only those who indignation Trump who are in danger of being reprimanded. Thankfully, other correspondents and both citizens and to access to Hill’s defense- but it’s an important assignment for us all to remember. And it’s a warning that things can get much, much worse.

Glass half full

As the world disintegrates down around us, at least we are able to jest at Ted Cruz- caught in a gossip this week when his Twitter account “liked” a porn video.( Reminder: This is a man who argued that that parties don’t have the right to masturbate .)

What I’m RTing

JenAshleyWright (@ JenAshleyWright)

Can’t wait for some tech bro to discover makeup, rename it “face hacking” and allegation he invented it.

September 13, 2017

The New Yorker (@ NewYorker)

A cartoon by Will McPhail. pic.twitter.com /8 OnVLVNsy9

September 15, 2017

Nathan McDermott (@ natemcdermott)

Ted Nugent told Obama to suck his machine gun& said that Hillary should be hanged for treason, and was invited to the White House by Trump. https :// t.co/ QAIyo4E 2S5

September 14, 2017

Melissa Jeltsen (@ quasimado)

What the 2 deadliest mass shootings this year have in common –> they both commit people targeting their ex-wives https :// t.co/ eO6a8n0qM4

September 12, 2017

Jamelle Bouie (@ jbouie)

this left wing political correctness is out of control https :// t.co/ 7BK71gzZOw

September 13, 2017

Who I’m reading

Amanda Hess on the business of “anti-ageing” and representing sure ladies hate themselves; Bryan Curtis with a incredible fragment on Jemele Hill; and Ezra Klein on his interview this week with Hillary Clinton .

What I’m writing

At Marie Claire, on Hillary Clinton’s book and why she’s more of a president now that the president himself.

How outraged I am

A couple of ex-Google employees thought they could change city’s beloved bodegas with what gazes to be little more than a gussied-up vending machine. The internet delivered its displeasure, so I’m at a satisfied six out of 10 on the rage scale.

How I’m making it through this week

I know I often share pics and videos of cute things to get your recollection off the world; but this week what’s giving me hope is the full and stunning life of Edie Windsor, who passed away this week. Rest in influence, Edie.

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