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chauncey devega @chaunceydevega
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False equivalency is moral cowardice. The New York Times needs to remember this rule as it suggests that those who resist Donald Trump's evil are somehow as guilty as he is for being "rude" and "uncivil". My new .@salon…
The New York Times even went so far as to feature a headline which read "In Era of Trump, Incivility Spreads in a Divided Nation." After a public outcry they changed it but the content of the piece stayed largely if not all the same. Again those who resist Trump should be "nice".
In a democracy journalists and reporters should be truth-seekers who offer testimony and witness as they hold the powerful accountable. Too many corporate news media types have forgotten that rule with their fear of calling Trump a liar or Stephen Miller a white supremacist.
As I write in my new .@salon the New York Times needs to relearn the lessons taught by brave reporters and journalists who told the truth about Jim and Jane Crow. There was no "both sides" or "what aboutism". No. Some things are just wrong and evil. The truth is a simple thing.
In this moment of 24/7 cable news and a need to present "both sides" in the interest of "fairness" if the Holocaust were happening today there would be "debates" and panel discussions on the nightly news between Jews and Nazis.
In the Age of Trump and a corporate news media that seeks profits over truth such a dark moment which seems like absurdist comedy is upon us in this malignant reality.
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