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

Its a cooling era for this country for numerous intellects, writes Jessica Valenti in this publication of The Week in Patriarchy

As I write this, the internet is aflame with attacks on Jemele Hill- a reporter at ESPN who dared to call the president what he is: a prejudiced and a white supremacist. In response, an incredible amount of dislike and persecution has been aimed 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 cool era for this country for many reasonableness. But when the government attempts to suffocated the communication of a private citizen and columnist because she blamed the president … this is a new grade of horror.

We did not insure Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling for the firing of white supremacists who marched on Charlottesville and left one wife dead. It’s only those who indignation Trump who are in danger of being censured. Thankfully, other journalists and citizens and coming to Hill’s defense- but it’s an important lesson for us all to remember. And it’s a warns that things can get much, much worse.

Glass half full

As the world disintegrates down around us, at least we can still jest at Ted Cruz- caught in a scandal the coming week when his Twitter account “liked” a porn video.( Remember: This is a man who argued that that beings 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 demand he fabricated 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 concern gentlemen 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 realise sure girls detest themselves; Bryan Curtis with a phenomenal 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 chairman now that the president himself.

How scandalized I am

A couple of ex-Google hires thought they could replace city’s beloved bodegas with what searches to be little more than a gussied-up vending machine. The internet gave its wrath, 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 usually share pics and videos of cute things to get your psyche off the world; but this week what’s giving me hope is the full and prodigious life of Edie Windsor, who passed away this week. Rest in capability, Edie.

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