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

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 .)

What I’m RTing

JenAshleyWright (@ JenAshleyWright)

Can’t wait for some tech bro to discover makeup, rename it “face hacking” and claim he devised 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 commit humen 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 doing sure women dislike themselves; Bryan Curtis with a terrific portion 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 chairperson now that the president himself.

How scandalized I am

A couple of ex-Google employees thought they could supplant city’s beloved bodegas with what ogles to be little more than a gussied-up vending machine. The internet gave its indignation, 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 psyche off the world; but this week what’s giving me hope is the full and unbelievable living for Edie Windsor, who passed away this week. Rest in strength, Edie.

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