Trump’s UNBELIEVABLE Response To Michigan Protests…


Date: April 20, 2020

01) Trump’s UNBELIEVABLE Response To Michigan Protests


“Trump’s rhetoric is encouraging his supporters to act violently.

President Donald Trump called on Americans to “LIBERATE” states run by Democratic governors, Friday, following protests over state coronavirus lockdowns.

Citation:
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-calls-for-people-to-liberate-swing-states-with-democratic-governors-in-alarming-tweetstorm/

Geraldo LOSES IT After MSNBC and CNN’s Trump Decision…


Date: April 20, 2020

01) Geraldo LOSES IT After MSNBC and CNN’s Trump Decision


“Geraldo Rivera thinks fact-checking is dishonest.

Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera called out MSNBC and CNN as “amateurish” and “very dishonest” for cutting away from President Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus press conferences to add context and fact-check his often baseless or inaccurate claims in real-time.

Speaking on The Sean Hannity Radio Show on Wednesday, Rivera noted that he had called out the networks earlier that day for not carrying the entire White House briefings live and uninterrupted, a privilege that a free press is under no obligation to grant to any public official.

“I tweeted out today to my colleagues at MSNBC and CNN that I thought it was really amateurish of them to not carry the President’s task force briefings, that they were doing not only harming themselves in terms of ratings but doing a disservice to their audience,” Rivera stated.

Citation:
https://www.mediaite.com/radio/geraldo-rivera-amateurishvery-dishonest-for-msnbc-cnn-to-fact-check-trumps-coronavirus-briefings-in-real-time/

Why isn’t the media pressuring Congress to return?…


Date: April 20, 2020

01) Why isn’t the media pressuring Congress to return?


“This week on #RisingQs hosts Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti answer Rising fans’ questions on why there isn’t more pressure on Congress to return to Washington before May 4th, how to close the influence gap on the Left between identity-focused politics issues and economic populist policy, and how college students can make their voices heard with regards to pandemic relief.”

Death of the Artistic Girl in the Age of (In)tolerance…

Date: April 19, 2020

01) Death of the Artistic Girl in the Age of (In)tolerance

“Censorship is never a girl’s friend. It never has been historically.

Let’s be clear about one thing. Girlhood is a construct. Being feminine is a construct. What this means is that girls are required to act a role, or what Shakespeare says is playing a role on the world stage. Such does not mean that “being a girl” is who she is. She is biologically a girl, but being a girl is something different. Yes, she has a vagina and will get breasts. Yes, she can get pregnant and give birth to children, but that is biological, not feminine. I have a penis, but nothing is stopping me for “being a girl.” In fact, some guys are really good at it. In fact, sometimes, in my darkest fantasies, I play the Lolita.

But our society, the director in the chair, has other plans for you being you. I left that stage a long time ago. I fear I failed miserably at being an actor.

We all think we are normal, yet we have no idea what normal is. To be normal is to be unseen. I look normal, a generic white, middle-age man. When men like me look at ourselves, our race is invisible. Being white is being normal. Does that mean the Black man is “crazy?” I will leave that up to Black men to answer.

As a man who was once committed to a psychiatric hospital told me, “I feel safer in here than out there.” As a Black man told me, “Professor, when I am at the white school and I see a police car, I am scared. When I am at the Black school and I see a police car, I feel safe.”

To fully understand this essay, it may be best to read or listen to Ernest Becker’s The Denial of Death in which he does a brilliant job deconstructing the play, the performance, the act, we all live daily. The truth is that being normal is being who we really are, who I really am, and that, Becker argues, is more in line with being neurotic than “sane.” I will make this clear to all of you. I am anything but normal, so I ask that you take this challenging walk with me.”