Lots of thoughtful stuff in this one (via Sarah Hoyt).
Lots of interesting reading today as Trump’s victory has focused attention on the assumptions that led to underestimating his chances.
The media spin is working toward delegitimizing him further by casting his advisor Steve Bannon as an alt-right, antisemitic, neo-Nazi éminence grise. This isn’t backed up by much evidence other than guilt-by-association, with Breitbart the junkyard dog of new media flouting the rules of political correctness. But having rabid commenters and hosting some incorrect writers like David Horowitz does not make a media conglomerate or its managers antisemitic, antigay, misogynist, or otherwise the spawn of the Devil, which is what is being implied.
Alan Dershowitz went on MSNBC to decry the antisemitism charge:
The reliably rational Scott Alexander marshals the evidence that Trump is racist-sexist-etc and finds it wanting in his post, “You Are Still Crying Wolf.”
Bannon spoke and answered questions in 2014 at a conference hosted by the…
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