Alex Jones and Infowars were quite broadly deplatformed and everyone was better off for it, particularly the bereaved parents of Sandy Hook children who were relentlessly terrorized by Infowars loyalists.
Probably unpopular opinion, but one reason I find the ongoing fixation over Woodward sitting on the fact that Trump knowingly downplayed the seriousness of the virus is that everyone already knew that he did based on his entirely public words.
When there are multiple should-be-career-ending scandals almost daily, what in hindsight might seem to have been *the* lost opportunity to have changed everything would likely just have been another thing quickly lost in the tide of everything else.
This is, in one way, a white supremacist mindset, for the record.
The belief or inherent assumption that non-white populations are uncivilized and/or incapable of modernity.
And no, I am not suggesting Kenney is a white supremacist.
I am specifying how racism, xenophobia, and other (sometimes quiet) bigotries continue to flourish and exist, often with people sincerely thinking they have nothing to learn or hear from others on these matters.
I'm sorry for the torrent of abuse @EmmMacfarlane is getting right now at the hands of those who claim to be opposed to twitter mobbing and cancel culture.
The same people who scream "never apologize!" and celebrate being offensive via "wrongthink" are trying to get him fired.
Everyone, at some point, tweets something impulsive and thoughtless and I'm not here to defend anyone else's tweets.
But @EmmMacfarlane has retracted the tweet and apologized. There's nothing more for him to do.
The question is, how much longer will the mob call for blood?
It should tell you how disingenuous the outrage is that these actually menacing calls to "burn it all down" from the right were endorsed, celebrated and amplified by many of those now targeting Macfarlane.
Speaking of an incomplete/lack of teaching of history: How many like myself remember the Ipperwash crisis, but learned next-to-nothing (aside from a very happy and sanitized caricature of the past) about Indigenous history in Canada? #cdnpoli
"Young women are encouraged to pursue hooking up because that is what empowered women are supposed to do. Those who abstain are seen as unfortunate casualties of a culture rampant with slut shaming and repressive gender norms."
Erin O'Toole has named Candice Bergen deputy leader of the Conservatives. Here she is (among others) in July participating in a virtual summit hosted by, in Juneau's words, "a violent and corrupt cult." #cdnpoli