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Why I hate a free, pious, preachy press

In Media on 04/02/2017 at 7:11 am

i.e the US neo-liberal* media, and the neo-liberal elite they back. They empower PC and help fix “mavericks” who are non-PC. And worse, they are humourless and have no sense of irreverence or absurdity.

The following is an extract from the UK’s equivalent of the NYT, written by the editor of a conservative US publication:

Trump is most vested in different battles, mainly against an establishment and a north-eastern elite that he considers overly insulated and self-interested and due to be taken down a notch.

All during his campaign, he inveighed against political correctness, whose enforcers on college campuses and in the elite culture have had the upper hand in establishing the agreed-upon rules for public speech. They had the power to make transgressors against their rules grovel, cry and apologise. To deny them their jobs. To make them worry about telling the wrong joke or posting an impermissible thought on Twitter.

Trump’s election, despite violating almost every rule set down by political correctness, represented a step toward the disempowerment of this elite.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/29/donald-trump-left-faces-new-cultural-warrior-in-battle-it-thought-won


*Chris K suggested this term to highlight the group of liberals that believe in identity politics (Yup like the alt-right that they accuse of playing identity politics: both are two sides of the same coin) and Nazi or fascistic PC.

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