January 29, 2017

Nailing It

For some time I've tried to do a post building on this one from several years ago, which did not quite cover the nature of the dread.  

I don't need to do it anymore, because Sarah Hoyt has
This (was) not a Cold Civil War.  We were occupied.  The Vichy had full control of society, and we were the plucky resistance.  We didn’t even have a flight helmet, or an egg beater, but we were doing what we could, in the shadows.  Those of us in the arts ported seemingly incongruous bits into our stuff, at great risk of discovery or at least suspicion.  Local journalists sometimes broke with the narrative.  But none of this had a great deal of effect.  We were mostly sidelined, and when someone managed to break through, he or she was immediately demonized.
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1 Yeah, not bad for Hoyt. And you know, people here and there predicted that Internet will bypass the gatekeepers one day, and it always seemed that Cubs would win earlier than that would happen.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sun Jan 29 13:47:19 2017 (XOPVE)

2 We have met the gatekeepers, and they is us.

I had a wordpress post about that....

Posted by: Mauser at Mon Jan 30 00:04:10 2017 (5Ktpu)

3 The old gatekeepers are desperate to regain the initiative.  I turned on ESPN earlier today, thinking I'd see some discussion on the upcoming Super Bowl.  Instead, there was a panel of sportscasters ranting about how evil Trump was to temporarily suspend immigration from 7 countries (they never mentioned Obama's earlier suspension dealing with the same 7 countries).

I am going to tune into the Super Bowl on Sunday, but if I hear even one sportscaster start in on a political rant, I'm switching it off.  I can always watch the big plays and new commercials later on YouTube...

Posted by: Siergen at Mon Jan 30 13:56:06 2017 (fqStN)

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