If You Read Nothing Else Today

Read this.

Whenever I talk about why people like the Interwebs and dislike newspapers, I talk about the mealy-mouthed word-mincing of privileged columnists, about the disappearance of righteous outrage on behalf of the powerless, about the idea that’s somehow crept in in the past decade that it’s uncouth to actually get angry about what’s happening. So when something like that comes along, I feel the need to yell to the world at large THIS THIS IS WHAT WE WANT FROM OUR JOURNALISM THIS IS WHAT WE NEED FROM OUR JOURNALISTS THIS RIGHT HERE.

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5 thoughts on “If You Read Nothing Else Today

  1. pansypoo says:

    the getto is not right, but the powers that be let it be. it’s a-OK til it spills into ‘white’ areas. to hate is human indeed.

  2. Interrobang says:

    As David Neiwert so helpfully reminds us, silence gives assent to the hateful.

  3. Lex says:

    “the idea that’s somehow crept in in the past decade that it’s uncouth to actually get angry about what’s happening TO THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS.”
    Fixed. Getting angry about anything that might hurt the rich is perfectly OK.

  4. pansypoo says:

    more class warfare!

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