Spoiler alert: People like @JuddLegum have to pretend that no one objected to the "cancelation" of the Dixie Chicks -- which is demonstrably, glaring false -- because it's his ideological allies who now overwhelmingly wield the cultural/political power to "cancel," unlike in 2003
Yeah, I apologize for dead-naming the Dixie Chicks in this post
Good comment proposing a theory for why @JuddLegum and others have chosen to actively mislead their followers/readers into believing there was no concerted backlash to the "cancelation" of the Dixie Chicks

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17 Apr
Among the "public officials" so heroically EXPOSED by this bombshell report: "Craig Shepherd, who public records show is a paramedic in Utah... gave $10 to Rittenhouse on 30 August"

Really holding power to account here, so grateful

Also note that this crowdfunding information was obtained via "data breach" but Twitter isn't appending any scary warnings about "hacked materials" to tweets circulating this article, rather Twitter has decided to editorially promote the article Image
Make sure you "show your support for high-impact journalism" by handing over money to the Guardian so they can continue EXPOSING paramedics in Utah who gave $10 to a legal defense fund Image
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16 Apr
Biden Blames Russia For The Exact Same “Interference” That US Corporate Media Is Guilty Of mtracey.substack.com/p/biden-blames…
Truly, imagine how hopelessly myopic you have to be to level these charges against scary-sounding Russian entities -- as though you’ve boldly identified uniquely nefarious Russian traits that couldn’t be applied in two seconds to the entire gamut of US corporate media outlets
It’s almost more pathetic when the media credulously hypes and promotes this stuff now because they don’t even have Trump around anymore to justify their abandonment of journalistic standards
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14 Apr
“Activist” Journalists Have Completely Taken Over The Media Industry mtracey.substack.com/p/activist-jou…
As explained in the post, “objectivity” was always an unattainable standard. It never made sense as an ideal to aspire to. But the emergent class of journalists have adopted an entire new activism-centered epistemology that is totally antithetical to basic precepts of journalism
Activist-journalists generate power/leverage by posturing as renegades challenging the status quo in the industry. They can't admit that their mentality is now the dominant one. It wasn't 10 years ago, but the post-2016 landscape (and especially post-2020) is radically different
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9 Apr
Chatted with @jessesingal about his extremely dangerous new book, which harmfully provides readers with a framework to more critically assess the proliferation of pop psychology fads. After reading, I now understand why Singal must be Held Accountable
Make sure to Like, Subscribe, and Comment with your suggestion for how to Hold Singal Accountable
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7 Apr
Profiles In Journalistic Courage: Marlow Stern of the Daily Beast mtracey.substack.com/p/profiles-in-…
It was truly the honor of a lifetime to introduce the world of Substack to @MarlowNYC’s spellbinding journalistic achievements, which he obviously attained 100% on his own merit. I’ll even forgive him for spilling the beans that the post was in the works 😂
Our friend Marlow must be rattled. He’s doing that thing where he keeps spastically following and then unfollowing me. I feel intimidated and harassed 😭😭😭
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2 Apr
"Traumatized" Journalists Are Now Declaring Themselves A "Marginalized" Group mtracey.substack.com/p/traumatized-…
This is a real proposal in @PENamerica's new blockbuster Report outlining sweeping recommendations to aid allegedly traumatized journalists Image
FYI: The reason I keep talking about this "therapeutic trauma jargon" stuff is because it's so rapidly infiltrating every media/activism institution and being confided into policy + mores that affect society writ large
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