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

Its a cool day 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 onrushes 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 hate and harassment has been guided at Hill, and the White House has called for her firing.( Where are those conservative’ free speech’ absolutists when you need them ?)

It’s a cool day for this country for many reasonableness. But when the governmental forces attempts to strangled the lecture of a private citizen and correspondent because she criticized the president … this is a new grade of horror.

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

Glass half full

As the world deteriorates down around us, at the least we are able to jest at Ted Cruz- is still in a gossip the coming week when his Twitter account “liked” a porn video.( Reminder: This is a man who argued that that people 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 contend 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& “re just saying 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 imply husbands 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 forming sure females detest themselves; Bryan Curtis with a marvelous slouse 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 chairwoman now that the president himself.

How outraged I am

A couple of ex-Google employees thought they could replace city’s beloved bodegas with what examines 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 typically share pics and videos of cute things to get your thinker off “the worlds”; but this week what’s giving me hope is the full and incredible life of Edie Windsor, who passed away this week. Rest in strength, Edie.

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