the mainstream media

mikedaws0n  asked:

What's bullshit is that so much mainstream media isn't so much interested in being progresive as they are in sounding progressive. It's for straight, well-off, white people who live in bubbles of safety and ignorance who only vaguely understand what happens to us and refuse to do anything about it that would require real effort or research.

What’s worse is having all these progressive people readily lap it this bullshit and try to convince us, the people who have lived outside of these bubbles of safety and ignorance, that this shit is “good” when it’s actively damaging and harmful. 

Report #4

Shlomo Goldstein has finally been formally reprimanded for the creation of the alt-right’s “Pepe” meme, now that it’s well-known in the mainstream media as a neo-Nazi symbol.

Goldstein’s defence of, “Clinton was the first plague, so I thought it was funny to give the alt-right a frog to show they’re the second!” did not amuse the Elders.

The Council has hereby revoked his Zionist Internet Association commission privileges.

- Devorah

  • What she says: I'm fine.
  • What she means: Ao3's most read fic has 844,743 hits. Any book with those readership numbers would end up in all the top most read lists in the world. If we put our money where our mouth is and consumed queer literature by queer writers not only it would become normal to see queer representation in libraries, but we would also distribute wealth to queer writers. Instead we continue consuming the same old media by the same old white cishet male creators and providing it with free advertisement with our fanfiction and I don't get why you all are okay with this!!!

“what if these gays weren’t sexually and/or romantically attracted to each other” will never be as progressive or important to lgbt representation as lgbt people having fleshed out healthy, sexual, and romantic relationships would be

until gay relationships and sex are normalized, present in our media, and accepted in our society, i don’t have time for people (especially non-LGBT people aka cishet aro/aces or cis aroaces) talking about the importance of non-romantic/sexual LGBT relationships

It’s brilliant actually. The mainstream media tries to do their job; calling out lies, illustrating potential conflicts of interest, and exposing the past of his nominees. But he declares it “fake news,” even while demanding the press do their job. Regrettably, the ignorant and The Deplorables blindly accept – even rabidly parrot – this.

The only official news has become that spouted by Big Brother. The only truth is the “truth” from Big Brother. He threatens that contradiction will be punished. “Alternative facts” quickly become the norm. We are to pay no attention to what was said last week; the “truth” is what they say now. It is true, and has always been true.

Joseph Goebbels would be proud, and George Orwell would be impressed.

- The Mad Sonneteer