This is especially on-brand for Glenn bc he was going around yelling at anyone who called Trump a fascist/authoritarian bc 'oh sure fascists just regularly get voted out through democratic elections'. Now that Trump has lost & is actively trying to overturn the election...silence
Beginning to think this Greenwald guy is not a good faith journalist.
Me, before the election: OMG you think Trump is a fascist authoritarian. There's a democratic election scheduled, where the people will decide, idiot

Me, after the election, as Trump tries to overturn the results:

OMG. Dangerous authoritarianism from...some guy criticizing Fox.
To be clear, in bold, adversarial journalism, holding those in power accountable view....

Nothing Trump can do can be considered authoritarian or fascist. The real authoritarianism comes from random twitter users and MSNBC. Truly holding the powerful accountable.
The even funnier thing about this Atkins point about Fox in the tweet he's having a conniption over is literally the exact same point he makes in his latest Substack rantings of a (not) mad-man.....just about NBC & CNN.

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18 Nov
I have been found out. I guess, it's time for me to DO SOMETHING!
(he deleted it like 30 seconds later lol)
Reminds me of that time I posted a picture of me out canvassing for (insert PA Dem Candidate) in 2018 & that crazy lady who follows Matt Taibbi around accused me of being a campaign operative for him & spreading lies about Matt Taibbi while I was out canvassing. Normal stuff.
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17 Nov
I really, really hate this type of reductive framing where the media (& the 'left') just boil down someone with an impressive record to one single descriptor, which is of course the most negative possible framing.

Basically invalidated all the good accomplishments they've had.
Like, say describing Barney Frank as a former board member of a bank instead of architect of Dodd-Frank.

Could do it for plenty of Lefty favs too...

-Founder of podcast sponsored by Goldman Sachs (Nina Turner)
-Multi-millionaire & top recipient of finance industry $ (Ro Khanna)

-Journalist who played an integral part in laundering the Russian govt's disinfo operation on our election
-Journalist who ambushed an elderly, immigrant mother to write a hit piece on the president of a progressive think tank, who he has a vendetta against

Read 4 tweets
17 Nov
It's really something to compare journalism during the Trump era b/w someone like Ben vs Glenn, the latter whose output has consisted solely of whining about things on his twitter feed, claiming the media has been HUMILIATED over Russia/Trump & defending sex pests.
Notably, when it comes to the most corrupt, authoritarian admin in recent history, Glenn has done absolutely zero original reporting. Everything is whiny media criticism (or defending sex pests). Meanwhile, the actual journalists he criticizes have broken a whole host of stories
This thread really is so great because Glenn has no response because he's just been absolutely bodied, but you know he's going to hold this grudge for years & years, taking many childish, passive-aggressive swipes at Ben & others. Glenn never forgets.
Read 4 tweets
16 Nov
Can't get over how audacious it is that all these lefty groups/pols who (in the most generous interpretation) refused to endorse & did nothing to help elect Biden (& some who actively sought to kneecap him), are pretending like *they* were responsible for his election now.
They gave his plan an F- & called him a climate denier. And now, "we elected you."
Of course there's never any real pressure from them on the GOP. This is going on right now, while Joe Biden is not even in power (& the GOP, led by the current president in power, refuses to even acknowledge that he won). But they're not about that.
Read 5 tweets
16 Nov
This is so true. Leftists always used to say that Trump was a historically awful president & an authoritarian, while the Libs mocked them w/ 2-screenshot owns & just said, 'what about George W Bush? Hysterical much?" Sad, but this is a totally real retelling of the past 4 years.
We're like a month out from the Left pretending that they were the adopters of the hashtag resistance, while the dumb dumb libs mocked them for being too cringey in opposing Trump's authoritarian impulses.
"We warned you Libs, but you just wouldn't listen to us."
Read 4 tweets
8 Nov
And he did it without running a single facebook ad. Amazing.
(This is not a thing that happened)
Really glad that Lamb won. We need people like him in our coalition.
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