CNN says the "views" of @jk_rowling "cause harm," citing as evidence an activist who claims "very real hurt felt by young people who once saw Ms. Rowling’s fiction as a place of comfort, friendship and escape.”

This is narcissistic safetyism on…… Image
This is also about a CNN lost to everything in the outside world other than its own envy at start-up news media companies like @TheFP doing the kind of real reporting that CNN used to do:
Should we be surprised that this whistleblower decided to take her story to @bariweiss @TheFP instead of CNN? Of course not. CNN, in a state of mindless Wokeism, could not be trusted by anybody who challenges the official ideology.…
In the past, CNN might have sought out a conversation with one of the greatest children's novelists of all time, who also happens to be "controversial." Not anymore. Instead, CNN looks at this remarkable conversation as "harmful." Puke.…
This is CNN's idea of objective reporting: "For years, J.K. Rowling, one of the best-selling authors of all time, has made inflammatory comments about transgender people, particularly trans women, using dehumanizing language and baselessly accusing them of harming cisgender……
Safetyism results from America’s coddling culture, as shown by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff in The Coddling of the American Mind. Coddling is a form of infantilization, with young people taking longer, and parents giving them more time, to grow up. It……

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Many dismiss the Twitter Files evidence that FBI abused its powers but, notes progressive reporter Christian Parenti, "the FBI put its thumb on the scale... by refusing to release the contents of the laptop then by encouraging censorship……
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The publisher of the books of the late Roald Dahl has made hundreds of changes to them, supposedly to make them more palatable to “sensitive” audiences. This is totalitarian censorship and should be broadly condemned by authors & publishers.…
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Finally, institutions are standing up to the Woke

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But if California and San Francisco legalize prostitution, it will likely……
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