The inquiring minds at Salon: The so-called democratization of media has taught us many lessons.
Elite gatekeepers are no longer there to censor and sift the things we can hear. Each separate tribe now gets to have its own say.
This morning, the corporate “liberal” tribe was saying the things shown below at Salon. These reports were all sitting there when we clicked to a site which started out as an intelligent liberal org:
The right’s Lena Dunham nonsense just won’t stopThe right’s Lena Dunham nonsense won’t stop? Pseudo-libs, let’s heal ourselves!
Imputing predatory notions and alleging "abuse" is really an attempt to silence and victimize courageous women
MONDAY, NOV 3, 2014 06:22 PM EST
What Dunham’s defenders are missing: Her story about her sister could have been a teaching opportunity
The National Review piece is vitriolic and offensive. But it should still be a starting point for more conversation
MONDAY, NOV 3, 2014 04:09 PM EST
“People narrating their own experiences”: Lena Dunham allegations overlook her sister’s perspective
Sex abuse and white privilege are real. But that doesn't change the facts or importance of Grace Dunham's position
MONDAY, NOV 3, 2014 02:54 PM EST
Lena Dunham reportedly threatens lawsuit over sexual abuse allegations
The conservative website Truth Revolt issued a fiery, misguided response to the star's cease and desist letter
MONDAY, NOV 3, 2014 03:59 PM EST
Lena Dunham’s sister responds to “sexual abuse” allegations
"I'm committed to people ... determining for themselves what has and has not been harmful"
MONDAY, NOV 3, 2014 12:46 PM EST
The right’s “abuse” claim against Lena Dunham is deeply misguided
Her childhood anecdote may be sketchy, but the way it's been twisted is disgusting
MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
MONDAY, NOV 3, 2014 10:15 AM EST
This latest deeply delicious flap concerns an anecdote in Dunham’s book which pretty much couldn’t have happened in the way it’s described. To her credit, Edgar was able to spot this apparent problem in her piece at Salon.
Elsewhere in the culture, the ability to spot an apparent absurdity has pretty much gone by the board.
We don’t mean to suggest that Salon was pursuing no other hard-hitting topics this morning. We were also invited to click on these thoughtful “think pieces:”
Emma Watson dedicates prestigious acting award to her late hamsterWho decided to create this new Salon? Has the approach worked out on a financial basis?
The film star gave a different kind of invigorating speech in honor of her deceased pet, Millie
MONDAY, NOV 3, 2014 10:54 AM EST
Ann Patchett sends New York Times correction, clarifies she is not married to her dog
"While my love for my dog is deep, he married a dog named Maggie at Parnassus Books last summer," the author wrote
MONDAY, NOV 3, 2014 01:31 PM EST
Strip clubs! G-strings! Sex work! The GOP tries to sell a new “war on women”
Forget the assaults on reproductive rights. The GOP is attacking Democrats for accepting "dirty strip club cash"
MONDAY, NOV 3, 2014 07:01 PM EST
For someone with investigative skills, those questions beg to be answered. In the meantime, we all continue to learn a lesson from the democratization process:
For the first time in human history, we’re finally getting a chance to see how remarkably dumb we all are!
Just a guess:
The plutocrats are counting on this as they tighten their grip on the world.