…but the difference is that they’ve now been given a voice, a platform, an advocate, and legitimacy. When CNN is legitimately treating questions like, “Are Jews people?” as if they are as neutral and unobjectionable as “Will it rain tomorrow?”, we have a fucking problem.
Corruption deniers don’t believe there’s much utility in making the fight against corruption central in any political campaign — obviously. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been lectured by “experts” who are sure they know what America cares about and that America doesn’t care about this. America doesn’t vote for reform, they say, it votes for issues. Voters, that is, might tell a pollster that she thinks money has corrupted politics, but when it comes to voting, that voter is going to pull the lever of the candidate who agrees most with her on the issues.