christ what an asshole

Last November, evil Trump-supporting billionaire Joe Ricketts shut down Gothamist (and its sister sites) to punish its staff for forming a union. Now the sites have been acquired by a consortium of public radio stations including WNYC (NYC), WAMU (DC) and KPCC (LA), thanks to a deal brokered…

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Libertarian wisdom holds that “the answer to bad speech is more speech,” but if you’re a Peter Thiel libertarian (that is, the kind of “freedom lover” who doesn’t think women should vote, wants to spy on everyone in the world, and secretly wields power to censor the free press),…

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Bob Marshall, the anti-trans bigot who just lost his delegate seat to transgender delegate-elect Danica Roem, wrote an angry letter to the Washington Post, misgendering his successor. WaPo corrected his insults, which did not sit well with him. Wash Post TypoThe Washington Post published my letter yesterday (11/17/17, p. A-20)…

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AT&T, which has successfully lobbied state governments and the FCC to ban any broadband competition in the markets where it operates, says that its forced arbitration “agreements” aren’t really forced, because people in the markets it serves could just not use the internet. The risable claim comes in…

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