Tagged: social media

When Facebook Gets Ugly

When Facebook Gets Ugly

I rarely open Facebook. At best, it’s boring and banal. At worst it’s ugly and dangerous. I don’t have a Twitter account. I’m too old to tweet. I’ll leave that to the birds –...

Abusing “Free Speech”

Abusing “Free Speech”

  Freedom of speech is one of America’s most hallowed traditions, but it is becoming a dangerous one. Like any freedom, it must have limits. We are not free to do any number of...

A Farewell to Alarms?

A Farewell to Alarms?

  Could this really be goodbye for Alex Jones? The conspiracy theorist has just been banned by Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify. And my response is: What took you guys so long? Alex Jones...

Shaming is Out of Hand

Shaming is Out of Hand

I would be among the first to cry shame if I became aware of someone in authority abusing that power to make another human being perform any kind of sexual act.  But I’m getting tired...

Making up the “News”

Making up the “News”

Trump and his minions constantly complain about “fake news” produced by left-leaning media. And the mainstream media are not completely blamesless. Political reporting has always been suspect. This type of journalism seems to rely...

There’s No “Good Citizen” Gene, Mr. King

There’s No “Good Citizen” Gene, Mr. King

Iowa Congressman Steve King set off a tweet storm with his openly racist claim that “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” King was supporting Dutch politician Geert Wilder, (depicted at upper right) who...

No Politics in Golf

No Politics in Golf

Call me a fascist. A bigot. Any of the nasty names Rory McIlroy got called.. But I don’t blame him for accepting Trump’s golf date. I’ve played thousands of rounds of golf in my life,...

A Digital Protest? Really?

A Digital Protest? Really?

  In another time, Americans might be marching on Washington today, massing in front of Congress to support the Democratic sit-in against gun violence. But I know of no  plan to march. Instead I...

Shame on Body Shaming

Shame on Body Shaming

  One of the worst things the Internet has popularized is shaming, especially body shaming. The trolls get away with it because they can remain anonymous, and it causes a lot of grief. Some...

Racists Strut Their Stuff

Racists Strut Their Stuff

  I am astonished – shocked – by the shameless way in which racists are flaunting their bigotry in America today. Take this comment from Maine’s Governor Paul LePage: These are guys with the name...