Irene Monroe: For too long Yiannopoulos felt he was unstoppable when it came to his unfettered free speech as an exercise of his First Amendment right
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Steve Hochstadt: The German video is more pointed. There are photos of Hitler, who “made Germany great again. Steve Bannon absolutely loves him.”
Larry Wines: A late night comedy show in The Netherlands declared, on behalf of its country, that it wants “The Netherlands second.” Whereupon, it didn’t take long for ‘purt near every late night sociopolitical comedy/news parody show in the world to feel scooped.
Doris Wolz-Cohen: So in light of what’s going on in America, is the image “tasteless” or is it art? And, what is art?
Berry Craig: Matthews presents himself as a gritty, working-class champion who stands up to powerful politicians and their flacks like Conway. More often than not, he goes after them. In the Conway interview, he played lapdog, not watchdog.
Mel Gurtov: Trump’s “way” is to shout foul any time he is criticized, for as we have discovered, this man is innately incapable of acknowledging error, much less apologizing.
Joseph Palermo: The type of propaganda already emerging from our new government that hasn’t even been in power for a week looks less like the kind intended to “manufacture consent” in a democracy, and more like the state-sponsored propaganda of authoritarian dictatorships.
Ellen Lubic: A whole new political vocabulary has emerged from the Trumpists in our new ‘post factual’ world. Veracity is now in the eyes and ears of the beholder.
Lila Garrett: Millions of us knew we were walking into the jaws of hell right up to the swearing in of Donald Trump, and we just kept on walking.
Robert Reich: All Trump can think of about is “TRUMP,” which he capitalizes, then insists that the jobs “Came back because of me!” This is the rant of a child wanting attention and praise, not someone who will shortly be President of the United States.
Gareth Porter: The mainstream hysteria over Russia has led to dubious or downright false stories that have deepened the New Cold War, regarding last month’s bogus tale of a hack into the U.S. electric grid.
Larry Wines: When ads are the only on-air mention of a particular corporation engaged in activities that harm the public good, it becomes clear that the financial interests of oligarchs and plutocrats have taken precedent over the news.
Frank Fear: We need a recalibration of what is news—at the 24-hour news networks, in particular—a recalibration from personality-politics-as-news to issues-facing-everyday-Americans-as-news.