Look. Let’s get down to brass tax. Let’s “cut the bullshit” as they say. ESPN’s Jemele Hill rightly called out Donald Trump for being a white supremacist (oh, I’m sorry, economic nationalist *smacks head* Hang me by my nostrils, what linguistic folly have I engaged in?!)
Sarah Huckabee “Huck” Sanders said Jemele’s tweets were a “fireable offense.” Does this sound like muzzling of the media to you?
Paragons of journalistic integrity, including The Federalist and Breitbart, have pounced on her tweets like bloated pelicans. It’s very clear what’s going on here. There’s a notion floating around that says that we shouldn’t weigh in on partisan topics. Well, no pun intended, but what’s left to talk about? Seems that that the muzzling of the media so common in authoritarian states is occurring along the channels of corporate cowardice.
What about Trump’s diatribes concerning immigrants, the mocking of disabled people, and being a generally incendiary individual? Shouldn’t his words also be silenced? Shouldn’t he live up to his oath of office? Is there nothing in the world that can constrain him?
I’m done with mincing words here. Someone has to call out this jerkass for what he is. Look at what he has done. He’s taken the torch from the statue of liberty and placed it in the hands of a white supremacist.
“There you go, little guy. Be careful out there!”
Where that little guy will go is anybody’s guess. But one thing is for certain. America, already a culture thriving off of crude humiliation, is becoming even more of a minefield of exposing hypocrisy and false equivalencies. One must find refuge in the barren, carnage-strewn landscape of social media. That is what the president has done. Yet the corporations, an extension of Trump, have started to silence their employees out of self-interest.
Good luck, America.