Friday, June 01, 2018

Professional Left Podcast #443

"The greatest propaganda coup of the American Right has been to convince its citizens that we are in the grip of a liberal conspiracy."
-- Shane Smith

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crweaver said...

As you and others have stated, we are in the middle of Season 2 of Trump's reality show.

If only a reckless tweet was enough to get it cancelled!

driftglass said...


dinthebeast said...

OK, I hadn't seen Jennifer Rubin say that, and thank you for telling me about it because it clears up my position on her.
See, for about half of my life I've had a moral threshold for the people I know and their behavior, born of the fact that I've spent a whole lot of my time in the company of outlaws.
It is as follows:

When I see someone, almost regardless of their prior behavior, take that one first honest step toward righteousness, I have to at least acknowledge it, because that's how to help it exist in our world.

For the most part, it doesn't work with media figures, as they are being paid to say the things they say and it's sometimes honestly hard to tell who they are speaking for.

"I was wrong" qualifies almost every time, and furthermore is sort of a rare bird in our present discourse, so yeah, Jen's OK by me, meaning she now occupies a similar space to hundreds of Democrats who may or may not say something that disappoints or enrages me on any given day...

I had previously been "Yeah, you sound good on TV now, but I remember when you took the 'worst sentence ever published in the Post' title from Richard Cohen on Princess Sparkle Pony's blog."

Thank you again for the podcast, and I wholeheartedly agree with including things-not-Trump in literally everything at this point.
He may be president, but he will not stop me from having a life, like he did to all of those Puerto Ricans, as long as I have the strength and good fortune to get up and hobble over to my Les Paul.

-Doug in Oakland