“Platforming” critiques that don’t carry with them space for well-done reporting and sunlight-shining miss the whole point of the argument IMO. The solution to extremism is not to ignore it but to be thoughtful, nuanced and thorough in exposing it. There is a right way to do it.
This is printed and preserved in a binder on my shelf for a reason. I hate to think a lot of people have misunderstood its contents.

datasociety.net/library/oxygen…
I don’t mean to single this resource out on its own, but while we’re on the topic this is as good as it gets on the matter.

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1 Apr
Twitter keeps Posobiec on here despite years of reporting on the fact that he build his brand collaborating with white supremacists and anti-Semites.

@MichaelEHayden wrote EIGHT articles on this

splcenter.org/splc-investiga…
@MichaelEHayden Even if you set all of that extremism stuff aside, there's also the fact that he was a proponent of MacronLeaks, teaming up with Nazi pals to spread hacked materials that were apparently from Russian intelligence
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2021…
Remember the "Stop the Steal" campaign that resulted in an attack on the U.S. Capitol? Guess who collaborated on that? The first to tweet about it, even?

justsecurity.org/74622/stopthes…
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26 Mar
U2 is streaming their '83 Red Rocks show and it's very good

Screw it. It's music thread time. Check out PUP, a Canadian pop-punk band worth all your time
Here's one of my all-time favs. STRFKR with "Pop Song"
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19 Mar
Legalizing cannabis is a cause that has overwhelming support and would theoretically be a popular win for Democrats (they've promised to care for a long time) but it just never seems to be priority. Stories like this underscore need for change

thedailybeast.com/biden-white-ho…
I think most people would scoff at the idea that having a stiff drink here and there makes you unqualified to work for the government. This thinking is ancient and increasingly incompatible with the modern world.
(Please read that Daily Beast story before you come here and try to act like I'm suggesting ~that~ guy you knew in school is White House material.)
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16 Mar
If I ran a major news publication I would take every reporter on the culture war beat and aim them right at these bills seeking to disenfranchise voters that are churning through the states, but that's just me.
we have too many "twitter is angry about" stories. they are boring and repetitive and do nothing. the culture war has been in a holding pattern for years. i am begging you to prioritize the foundation of democracy
Final thought: gutting state and local newsrooms has created a media landscape where adequate bandwidth is not granted to these stories. If we care about the integrity our country, we should seek to rebuild and foster that infrastructure.
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15 Mar
Posted a half-baked thought this afternoon and bungled it. Trying again.

It is a very good thing that female reporters are talking about the ways they are harassed for doing their job. It is frankly embarrassing how hard, especially for WOC, they had to fight to be listened to.
The people speaking up about this are very conscious of this dynamic and have used interest in their experiences to share other’s experiences. That’s progress, no matter how you spin it. It creates an environment where people can feel comfortable talking about this.
For all the good, I’m still left with a little bit of residual resentment of how hard it was to get anyone to listen or care (especially employers). This issue did not appear overnight and people have been trying to speak up about this for a long time and were ignored.
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13 Mar
Seeing too many people share this as if it’s real
Blow out the extremes in editing and you can see a distinct line here that shouldn’t be there
Funny? Oh god yes lol. Real? No
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