I have a novel idea, let's stop calling our free press the 'media'. They are two very different things. Has anyone noticed how easily we substitute something meaningful with something that is really complete bullshit? (I use this word since bullshit is the official language now). ‘Free Press’ is linked intimately with Free Speech. ‘Media’ is linked to a vague assortment of ill defined and conflicting meanings. Is it a noun or an adjective? Does it describe something that creatives produce that we consume? Just what is the Media? Wiki article on the 1st Amendment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Const... Btw, how can either free press or the media be the opposition of anything?
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This is truly a time to take action. Here is a nice resource: The absolute most important thing that people should be doing every day is calling their Senators and Representatives. You should make 6 calls a day: 2 each (DC office and your local office) to your 2 Senators & your 1 Representative.
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At what point do we, as progressive, secular humanists take off the gloves? Careful language, professional restraint and sober deliberation must be backed by the willingness to act. (#NonViolentProtest #PostFactual) We are still talking around the fact that the abhorrent narrative of fear, hate and bigotry is being accorded the same respect as rational discourse. Call bullshit when you see it. Stop hate speech in its tracks by sharing over and over the truth. Out shout and out share hate speech. The alternative is polite acceptance. Polite acceptance normalizes hate and fear as legitimate tools of our republic.