The GOP and its followers are fond of stoking anger about “political correctness,” which they pretty much define as any statement or policy supporting the basic humanity of and exercise of basic human rights by women, people of color, LGBTQ communities, persons with disabilities, immigrants, and those who participate in non-Christian religious observance.
Pictured: Richard Blumenthal, Al Franken, Barbara Boxer, Kristen Gillibrand (2011). [img src] Updated 10:43 am, Friday, February 3, 2012: The number of Democratic Senators to sign the letter to the Susan G. Komen Foundation has increased from 22 to 26. See all our coverage of the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s break with Planned Parenthood here.
In the world of media and journalism, it’s now commonplace to describe networks, programs, and hosts in terms of “progressive” or “liberal” versus “conservative,” and even in some quarters as “anti-Trump” vs. “pro-Trump.” In reality (a fast-receding concept, I know), corporate cable news media actually divides between fact- and evidence-based programs versus those that spew pure propaganda and conspiracy theories, with the insipid “both-sides-equal, no-objective-facts” networks in between.
.@mitchellreports and everyone lauding @SenJohnMcCain for his op-ed, you must not study history very closely. McCain chose @SarahPalinUSA as his VP, remember? And do you recall her constant and vociferous bashing of the free press? Please... this is why we are here!!!
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Selecting a term
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