Propaganda organs of the left hard hit by lockdown
The nation’s blue state governors seem to be far more enthusiastic about lockdowns than their red state counterparts, perhaps because they recognize that the small businesses being driven toward extinction are a key component of the GOP base. But if their motives are so ruthless, perhaps they need to reckon with the damage being done to the key propaganda organs of the left: progressive media, higher education, and government schools.
From there he covers the three bases of mass indoctrination, and the forces shaking their foundations.
Also at AmThinker, Monica Showalter takes a specific example--and it's delish:
Schadenfreude: Mommy Warbucks shuts her purse on The Atlantic's lefty denizens
The Lefty social revolutionaries thought they were shielded from the real world because they had The Billionaires on their side, not hated greedy shareholders. Joke's on you, suckers!
Here Showalter quotes Forbes
Laurene Powell Jobs, the majority owner of The Atlantic magazine, is worth an estimated $19.5 billion—a gain of $3.1 billion since mid-March. Despite the gain, The Atlantic, the publication in which she has a controlling stake, announced plans this week to lay off 20% of its staff, making Powell Jobs the latest billionaire to face questions about obligations to workers in the face of a ruinous pandemic.
The news stirred agitation on social media, particularly within media circles. “Laurene Powell Jobs, the billionaire majority owner of The Atlantic, is rich enough to be able to pay the salaries of all 68 laid off Atlantic staffers every year for the next 3,000 years,” wrote Zach Schonfeld, a freelance writer and former Newsweek staffer, in one of many critical posts.
Reality check for El Naivo: Laurene is the Ultimate Dreaded Shareholder, the shareholder of leftists' fevered imaginations, demanding her profit, goodwill be damned. Employees are just replaceable cogs in her mind, so easy to kick a few of them into the streets in a pandemic. She doesn't need anyone's good will or good opinion. Like billionaire Michael Bloomberg (estimated wealth $60 billion), she appeared to be a sort of protection from market forces, but actually, she was quite a bit worse than the market force, which has some counterbalancing features such as the need to retain talent. Not her.
It's all good.
Also related, focusing on the Big Media:
Joe Rogan Just Blew Up The Death Star
It's a long, interesting article--and frankly this is an area for which I have little understanding. Here's the start:
In the end it took a self-proclaimed ‘meathead’ like Joe Rogan to give new meaning to the phrase “Star Wars.”
Because if there was ever a moment where someone with real star potential just went to war on our behalf, it is Joe Rogan signing a $100 million exclusive deal with Spotify.
Don’t take my word for it. Take Alex Jones’, Rogan’s good friend, who was given the media exclusive to break this story and explain to all of us why he took that deal.
The short answer is he’s going to war against Silicon Valley.
Finally, and in the same vein of Big Media empowering Karens everywhere to try to suppress Wrongthink, Sleepy Joe and the Dems are playing with fire:
Joe Biden’s Mind Melts, Says ‘You Ain’t Black’ If You Are an African-American Who Doesn’t Vote for Him
The thing is, Big Media's ability to hide this stuff is no longer what it was:
Apparently, this comment came after multiple attempts by Biden’s handlers to cut the interview short. It’s now obvious why they are trying to keep such a tight leash on the presumptive Democrat nominee. The longer these interviews go and the more he talks, the more his mind melts into mush and he starts saying ridiculous, offensive things.
Biden will attempt to play this off as a joke. It doesn’t make it any less racist, nor would such a comment ever be tolerated from anyone in the Republican party. If this were a guy running for city council in Hermanville, it would still touch off a national news frenzy. As it stands, I suspect we’ll hear a lot of excuse making and obfuscation from the media.
Regardless, what Biden said and the implications of it are what they are.
The MSM will try to cover for Biden on this, but he said that black people who don’t agree with his politics are race traitors, and that’s all there is to it. https://t.co/rlOw0F5QDI— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) May 22, 2020
Even the condescending use of the word “ain’t” here is typical of the white Democrat entitlement pointed at the black community.
UPDATE: Zerohedge has a lot more on this story. This could get very rough: Controversy Erupts After Biden Tells Black Voters Considering Trump "You Ain't Black".