The Register offers up an essay by erasure of a report by erasure of a ****-**** by any other name.
A rational exchange about Trump. Ellis is flat and disconnected from the topic. Maybe he’s offering up despair to counter the hysteria he sees in everybody else.
How to manipulate free speech guarantees.
The Trump Administration needed to deal with the problem that the colleges with the worst speech codes are conservative religious colleges. The solution was to include a hypocritical rule in the Executive Order that says private colleges will be judged only by “compliance with stated institutional policies.” Since conservative colleges openly state that they suppress free speech, they will be immune from any action (not that any Trump official would ever dare to punish a conservative college).
By contrast, if a more liberal private college aspires to protect free speech, they can have their federal funds taken away based on a Republican bureaucrat’s regulatory interpretation of the campus’ values. This Executive Order will tend to reduce free speech at private colleges, because colleges will have an incentive to remove any promises to protect free speech in order to avoid being vulnerable to federal funding cutbacks. And if private colleges have policies that provide stronger protections for free speech than the First Amendment (as many do), they can lose federal funding even if they meet First Amendment standards.
Start planning the dissertations in communications and the role of the capitalist press.
Gertz, of Media Matters, argues, “The President’s world view is being specifically shaped by what he sees on Fox News, but Fox’s goals are ratings and money, which they get by maximizing rage. It’s not a message that is going to serve the rest of the country.”
Jerry Taylor, the co-founder of the Niskanen Center, a think tank in Washington for moderates, says, “In a hypothetical world without Fox News, if President Trump were to be hit hard by the Mueller report, it would be the end of him. But, with Fox News covering his back with the Republican base, he has a fighting chance, because he has something no other President in American history has ever had at his disposal—a servile propaganda operation.”
One day of testimony.
When this story is finally told — when the sordid details are revealed, the dots finally connected — the Republican Party will be the political and institutional version of Mr. Cohen, who squandered his integrity in the service of a man of borderless corruption.
It’s a fair cop.
The thing about marketing is – it’s pretty much a lie. The thing about political exchange is – it’s pretty much an exchange. When marketing replaces political exchange, we swap an exchange for a lie.
Which leads to this question: When Trump comes before the public to ask for another term, what’s the story he’ll tell about the economy? That his unparalleled dealmaking prowess led to prosperity of a kind the United States has never seen before? That’s what he says if you read his Twitter feed, but like much of what he says, it has zero relationship to reality.
Extensive opinion piece comes at a kairotic moment.
The People vs. Donald J. Trump
He is demonstrably unfit for office. What are we waiting for?
Posted on December 10, 2018 at 09:50AM
We forget how miserable he was at the border, about DACA.
- Donald Trump is unlikely to forgive the laughter of the UN | The Guardian – So many commentaries on the UN speech.
> The lead writer of the speech was reportedly Stephen Miller, now the primary bridge between the White House and the American far right. It showed. The address was a manifesto for nativism. – (rhetoric trump politics globalcapitalism )
- Anonymous Trump White House Official Pens New York Times Op-Ed Claiming to Resist Him – I see your raise and call.
> what you're confronting now is the end result of 40 years of conservative politics and all the government-is-the-problem malfeasance you've been imbibing since you were wingnuts in swaddling. – (culturejamming trump politics )