Let’s Even the Odds

In this episode, Dr. Turley covers the American petition to get White House press credentials for Alex Jones so he can sit next to CNN’s infamously rude microphone hog, Jim Acosta. Frankly, I don’t understand why Alex Jones has to have special permission to gain press access nor why a sitting president isn’t allowed to rein in the perfervid jornolistos appearing at the White House on his time.

Here’s a link to the book Turley mentions and the (edited) introductory blurb from Amazon:

Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right

Recent years have seen a revival of the heated culture wars of the 1990s, but this time its battleground is the internet. On one side the alt-right ranges from the once obscure neo-reactionary and white separatist movements to geeky subcultures like 4chan, to more mainstream manifestations such as the Trump-supporting gay libertarian, Milo Yiannopolous. On the other side, a culture of struggle sessions and virtue signaling lurks behind a therapeutic language of trigger warnings and safe spaces. The feminist side of the online culture wars has its equally geeky subcultures right through to its mainstream expression. Kill All Normies explores some of the cultural genealogies and past parallels of these styles and subcultures, drawing from transgressive styles of 60s libertinism and conservative movements, to make the case for a rejection of the perpetual cultural turn.

For Americans, here’s the petition you can sign. They need a hundred thousand signatures by mid-December to have any impact.

7 thoughts on “Let’s Even the Odds

  1. “To get accredited for the White House, a reporter first needs to be approved for a congressional press pass by the Standing Committee of Correspondents, elected by accredited reporters.”
    I think I’ve uncovered a flaw in the system…

  2. I can’t wait until he reports on any reptilian features Jim Acosta may have. It would give press conferences a wwf feel and I think I would enjoy the show. It would have to boost ratings. Before there was project Veritas, there was Alex Jones infiltrating the Bohemian Grove. I can’t believe how much I enjoyed signing.

  3. Hi Dymphna, I always meant to but never got around to thank you for discovering the contageously enthusiastic Dr. Turley. I’m a firm fan now.
    Unfortunately, we no Americans cannot sign this petition, so I herewith authorise ANYONE in Trump-land to sign on my behalf. Thank you.

    • If I was a ethnically diverse socialist weasel from Florida I would vote on your behalf and that of several others plus on behalf of everyone who is dead…

  4. I’m afraid I must decline signing the petition. I would sign in a second if it petitioned simply to allow Jones to have White House press credentials, but the gratuitous addition of sitting next to Acosta makes it out to be not serious. Let me know when a serious petition is available.

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