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Liberals and progressives often attack far-right MAGA and Trumpian Republicans for “racist dog whistles.” But sometimes, racism from the far right isn’t subliminal, but rather, overt and in-your-face — for example, the congressional campaign of 25-year-old North Carolina Republican Madison Cawthorn saying, in essence, that Cawthorn’s 62-year-old Democratic opponent, Moe Davis, is a self-hating White male for being too pro-Black.
Tim Miller, a Never Trump conservative and ex-communications director for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, slams Cawthorn’s campaign in an October 22 article for The Bulwark. Miller notes that Cawthorn’s campaign, on the anti-Davis website MoeTaxes.com, “takes aim at Davis over his purported association with a local journalist, Tom Fiedler. It says that Fiedler ‘quit his academia job in Boston to work for non-white males, like (Sen.) Cory Booker, who aims to ruin white males.'”
Miller writes, “Putting the atrocious syntax aside: quitting one’s job to work for someone who
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Republican senators are calling for urgent investigations into Facebook and Twitter over their “suppression” of a controversial New York Post story, with executives from the online tech giants branded as “woke capitalists.”
Several politicians were fuming this week after the social networks restricted or blocked the spread of unverified claims in an article linking Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden to a Ukrainian energy firm, obtained via Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.
As the report started to go viral, Facebook limited its distribution for fact-checking while Twitter took the more aggressive approach of stopping users from sharing it altogether, warning the contents of the link had been flagged as “potentially harmful.”
Criticism was swift, with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) spearheading calls for CEOs Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to explain themselves under oath.
Since the story broke, Hawley has released a string of press releases and done several media appearances in which