Its a chill meter for this country for many rationales, writes Jessica Valenti in this edition of The Week in Patriarchy
As I write this, the internet is aflame with attempts on Jemele Hill- a reporter at ESPN who dared to call the president what he is: a racist and a white supremacist. In response, an incredible amount of detest and persecution has been aimed 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 cooling day for this country for many reasons. But when the government to make efforts to strangled the communication of a private citizen and journalist because she criticized the president … this is a new tier of horror.
We did not assure Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling for the firing of white supremacists who paraded on Charlottesville and left one dame dead. It’s only those who indignation Trump who are in danger of being censured. Thankfully, other columnists and both citizens and coming to Hill’s defense- but it’s an important exercise for us all to remember. And it’s a warns that things can get often, much worse.
Glass half full
As the world disintegrates down around us, at the 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 .)