Salon: Fox, Drudge, Breitbart's 'Seamless Web of White Rage'

Salon: Fox, Drudge, Breitbart's 'Seamless Web of White Rage'

The polls show the American people turning against Obama and left, especially with respect to the chaos on our border. Salon being Salon dropped a quarter in Kim Messick so he could shriek about his paranoid visions of racism for something like 2,000 rambling words:

The rise of right-wing “news” platforms (Drudge, Fox, Breitbart) has created an almost seamless web of white rage, a wall of (conservative) sound even Phil Spector would envy. It allows entertainers like Limbaugh to discuss something as “fact” because it was mentioned by “journalists” on, say, Fox News, while the latter can report (and thereby sanction) the wildest, rankest routines of Limbaugh & Co. because their provenance makes them “newsworthy.” The pathetic (if hilarious) spectacle of Republican worthies rushing to delete tweets celebrating the release of Bowe Bergdahl — the entertainment-journalism complex having ruled against him — is only the latest demonstration of its immense power over the GOP.

Messick hits the Koch brothers, too. 

But you probably guessed that.

There’s also an “Alien” reference, something about Frankenstein, a lot of exclamations points, and an overall subtextual discomfort with free speech, the rule of law, and democracy. 

Nothing about Halliburton, though. 

John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC              


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