As @JillFilipovic observes, what is critically important about Rush Limbaugh is not just his racism and misogyny but that they were served neat, no dilution with dog-whistles or wink-wink-nudge-nudge euphemisms…
Surely this caused the more respectable precincts of conservatism to object and
The question is not so much how someone like Trump captured the Republican nomination but why it took so long

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20 Feb
Ridiculous as Bari's latest Campus PEE CEE story is, all such stories are merely pale imitators of Conor Friedersdorf investing nearly 2,100 words losing his shit over a few students at Oberlin telling the student newspaper pulled pork and coleslaw shouldn't be called a "banh mi"
I even agree that "cultural appropriation" is an imprecise and over-used concept, but I'm not sure what it is about the phrase that makes people go absolutely crazy over perfectly reasonable statements, such as "middle aged white women should not do hip hop library orientations"
Another strategy is to uncritically cite the tweets of people yelling at clouds at stuff they just completely made up out of whole cloth. (Nobody "berated cafe workers," they gave polite feedback to administrators who agreed with them because they were self-evidently correct.)
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20 Feb
A white person just can’t catch a break at…Smith College?…
Good comment pointing out that even leaving aside the "why won't my boss be stupefyingly cringe to a captive audience?" problem the rest of the story of Bari's correspondent is bullshit Image
*let me be stupefyingly cringe
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18 Feb
"Limbaugh was good in the beginning but then he sold out"
Like Josh Hawley, Limbaugh was exactly as "anti-establishment" at the beginning of his career at the end, which is to say "not in the slightest," unless you think the defining feature of America is that heterosexual white guys just can't catch a break
"Anti-establishment" is just an amazing way of describing a guy who not only worshipped Reagan but shared Reagan's views about the humanity of LGBTQ people…
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18 Feb
The problem with this is not that it is "inauthentic," but that it is pointless. Just make amatriciana if that's the flavor you want!
I find this particularly objectionable because the Times has betrayed the underlying principle of the greatest lede in journalistic history:…
It's bad enough we have to deal with people calling Alfredo sauce with bacon in it "carbonara," can we just not open up another front? Carbonara is its own thing, stop trying to make it into another thing
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17 Feb
Kurt Eichenwald's Conspiracy of Fools is the definitive Enron book:…
The Smartest Guys in the Room is good too, and it's surprising how much non-overlapping material there is. There were a LOT of scams going on here…
Michelle says start with the latter and you should probably listen to her:
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12 Feb
Ted Cruz enters the "dumbest conceivable whataboutism" sweepstakes
It's worth noting here that the House is not required to use the Brandenburg standard for incitement, but even under that standard the case against Trump is strong. The 1/6 speech in particular is the definition of speech foreseeably leading to "imminent lawless action"
There is plenty of evidence that Trump intended these foreseeable results, starting with the fact that he was privately pleased to see the insurrection occurring and his only initial public reaction to it was to attack Mike Pence
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