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The mystery of Tucker Carlson - Columbia Journalism Review
If we can figure out how an intelligent writer and conservative can go from writing National Magazine Award–nominated articles to shouting about immigrants on Fox News, perhaps we can understand what is happening to this country, or at least to journalism, in 2018.
media  fox  rightwingnutjobs  hypocrisy  batshitcrazy  politics  journalism 
4 days ago by Weaverbird
Tricia Wang en Instagram: “I felt like was in the yoga version of @getoutmovie after a week @kripalucenter surrounded by lumpy potatoes in search of nirvana. The…”
"I felt like was in the yoga version of @getoutmovie after a week @kripalucenter surrounded by lumpy potatoes in search of nirvana. The themes & branding were all about equality, kindness, & peace but it didn’t feel like that to me when i looked around. There was a clear labor divide. The cleaner on my floor said I was the first person in her 5 years of working there who had a conversation with her. I had to fight hard to keep my resting bitch face game at 💯 to protect myself from invasive lumpy potatoes asking me where I was from. It’s my hope that as the community for POC healers grow, we will see more inclusive & representative spaces that move beyond just placing a token POC in their catalog or token instructor. Aim at least for 50/50 representation in all aspects."
triciawang  2018  organizations  branding  inclusivity  inclusion  hypocrisy  kindness  peace  equality  labor  attention  posturing  representation  inclusivitywashing 
8 days ago by robertogreco
Jerry Falwell Jr. says Sessions has lost evangelical support - POLITICO
Falwell said Sessions lost the group’s loyalty “a long time ago" and has not stopped the Justice Department from going after Trump's allies. Last week, the president’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of fraud and his onetime lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and campaign finance violations.

“A lot of Republicans pretend to be friends to conservatives and the faith community for decades when they really were not,” Falwell said. “I don’t know if he’s in that category. If he was really a fair person, he’d be going after both sides.”
2018-08  religion  politics  hypocrisy 
15 days ago by Weaverbird
The GOP's New Pre-Existing Conditions Promise Is A Fraud | HuffPost
Senate Republicans claim their bill will protect people with pre-existing conditions. It won’t — unlike Obamacare, which does.
2018-08  healthcare  law  congress  gop  hypocrisy  politics 
15 days ago by Weaverbird
Spiked -- Asia Argento and the hypocrisy of #MeToo by Ella Whelan
'...The Argento case actually shows why #MeToo, her own movement, has been so damaging. It reminds us why the ideal of innocent until proven guilty is so important. Accusations are not proof of guilt, and should never be treated as such, and accusers are not always right. The Argento mess should teach #MeToo zealots about the danger of sanctifying victims. As we have seen in the UK, where numerous men jailed for sex crimes have since been released after gaps in the evidence were revealed, mistakes happen. And people lie. We shouldn’t take Bennet at his word. We should investigate his claims. The problem for Argento is that she failed to defend this principle in relation to others, but now presumably expects it to be applied to her. Talk about double standards.'
vigilantism  hypocrisy 
24 days ago by adamcrowe
Michigan legislator uses racial slurs against Asian American opponent
The Detroit Metro Times reported that state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott used racial slurs, including “ching-chang” and “ching-chong,” when referring to her opponent, state Rep. Stephanie Chang, during a recent Democratic primary. Witnesses told the newspaper that during the Aug. 7 election for District 1, which includes Detroit, Scott also called a campaign volunteer an “immigrant” and later said that “these immigrants from China are coming over and taking our community from us.”
politics  race  prejudice  discrimination  immigration  hypocrisy 
4 weeks ago by jimmykduong
We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian
"The shift has not happened by accident. As Jacques Peretti argued in his film The Men Who Made Us Fat, food companies have invested heavily in designing products that use sugar to bypass our natural appetite control mechanisms, and in packaging and promoting these products to break down what remains of our defences, including through the use of subliminal scents. They employ an army of food scientists and psychologists to trick us into eating more than we need, while their advertisers use the latest findings in neuroscience to overcome our resistance.

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims
They hire biddable scientists and thinktanks to confuse us about the causes of obesity. Above all, just as the tobacco companies did with smoking, they promote the idea that weight is a question of “personal responsibility”. After spending billions on overriding our willpower, they blame us for failing to exercise it.

To judge by the debate the 1976 photograph triggered, it works. “There are no excuses. Take responsibility for your own lives, people!” “No one force feeds you junk food, it’s personal choice. We’re not lemmings.” “Sometimes I think having free healthcare is a mistake. It’s everyone’s right to be lazy and fat because there is a sense of entitlement about getting fixed.” The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims.

More alarmingly, according to a paper in the Lancet, more than 90% of policymakers believe that “personal motivation” is “a strong or very strong influence on the rise of obesity”. Such people propose no mechanism by which the 61% of English people who are overweight or obese have lost their willpower. But this improbable explanation seems immune to evidence."
article  uk  obesity  health  food  hypocrisy 
4 weeks ago by np
Why Does Betsy DeVos’s Family Yacht Fly a Foreign Flag? Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Administration and the Cayman Islands
We already know that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s family shipping consortium routes its business through the Marshall Islands—a notoriously secretive tax haven. Federal records detail how Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton and Federal Reserve board appointee Randal Quarles held parts of their personal fortunes in investments based in the Cayman Islands, which are not necessarily required to adhere to America’s domestic financial regulations.

Now there’s DeVos, one of the heirs of Amway’s multilevel marketing empire. When the family’s 164-foot yacht was untethered from a Huron, Ohio, dock, it was flying a flag of the Cayman Islands, where the yacht is registered, according to VesselTracker. According to federal records, the yacht is owned by RDV International Marine, which is an affiliate of the company that controls the DeVos family’s fortune.
2018-08  corruption  hypocrisy  politics 
5 weeks ago by Weaverbird
Breitbart -- Twitter Suspends Candace Owens' Account for Mimicking Sarah Jeong's Racism
'... Owens’ tweets mimicked the wording of Jeong’s, with one important difference: Owens substituted the words “Jewish people” for “white people,” in an attempt to show that some forms of racism are considered more acceptable than others. -- ... “I actually AGREE with Twitter” said Owens, in a comment to Breitbart News. “These tweets are an example of hateful conduct. It begs the question — why was it okay when the hate was directed at White people? Why are her tweets still up?” -- “In every way imaginable — Twitter has just proved my point. Racism in this country has been sanctioned against white people.”'
illiberalism  racism  hypocrisy  discourse 
5 weeks ago by adamcrowe
Bullshit is plain sight! Nothing to see here!
Hypocrisy  from twitter
5 weeks ago by docrock

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