Happy Pride from the Biden administration, right folks? washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/…
Of course of course of course of course
Good luck with 2022 and 2024, guys. ✌️
Personally, I'd rather that the administration drop the pandering and platitudes, especially if it's going to continue to do the exact opposite of what it says it's going to do.
I really do not know how many different ways I can say enact the Equality Act or expect people to stay home in 2022 and 2024, but oh well

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9 Jun
One thing that I kept thinking about before making the decision to move on from my last job was this… The right’s decision to go all-in on culture war stuff — to the point of just inventing things to be mad about — is going to be very, very bad for everyone
What are the policy goals of the Republican Party right now? Do they exist?

During the Trump administration, there were clear policies being pursued by Democrats (DACA, making fixes to the ACA, criminal justice reform).

But the GOP right now? Nothing. Just culture wars.
It’s an inherently substance-free bit of posturing. They’re able to make it work thanks to 2 things:

1. The right-wing media ecosystem.

2. Mainstream media outlets that refuse to see their strategy for what it is.
Read 12 tweets
9 Jun
Maybe it’s just me, but I really don’t think “I saw a tweet thread I disagree with” should be the basis for an entire article framed like there’s a big push to abolish certain things from being taught.

If a Twitter thread is the extent of it, that’s not really a story.
Here’s something I wrote more than 2 years ago. This is the strategy that has snowballed into the giant “cancel culture” freak out mediamatters.org/national-revie…
Read 6 tweets
8 Jun
The hat’s not bad. Other than that, though…
Thinking about how funny it is to have a jersey that has “WRIGLEYVILLE” plastered across the front with this “Respect Our NEIGHBORHOOD” label at the bottom.
… okay, I bought the hat
Read 4 tweets
7 Jun
After nearly 3 years at @mmfa, I’ve decided that it’s time to move on.
I’ve long joked that being so plugged into the right-wing media ecosystem was breaking my brain, but it really was taking a toll.
But more than that, the problems in media that I’ve written so much about these past few years extend far beyond just places like Fox News, Newsmax, OAN, etc.

They’re problems with media and communication, generally. We have no shared sense of reality anymore. That’s worrying.
So I started thinking about communication in a more general sense, how our words shape the world around us, etc.

In doing so, I concluded that the best way to deal with my personal bit of burn out was to try something new. So I’ll be doing that.
Read 8 tweets
7 Jun
This is a major tell in that NYT ACLU story. Also, it’s just amazing that the author of the piece is weighing tweets from individual employees heavier than the organization’s actual work.
Also, see if anyone can find the flaw with Bob’s logic here
Just realized that this article was filed as a straight news piece even though it’s pretty obviously opinion
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6 Jun
Best Chicago movie is Adventures in Babysitting and my mind will not be changed
Sure, one could make arguments for Blues Brothers, The Fugitive, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, High Fidelity, or The Untouchables, but I’m sticking with Adventures in Babysitting
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the only John Hughes movie I’m willing to consider a Chicago movie. The rest are Chicago suburbs movies
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