Love in the Time of Cable News

“To the casual viewer, this was a coupling as sacrilegious as a match between the Montagues and the Capulets. It was as if the Crips and the Bloods joined forces to sell a line of multicolored bandanas.” How can politically opposed pundits fall in love when their followers can’t even stand the sight of each other? Because something went wrong. I try to explain what in my post, A Picture is Worth a Thousand Trolls (Or, How We Got Here).

+ “There is a chance — or at least a hope — that the violence witnessed at recent rallies for Donald Trump will subside. And that those most inclined to physical confrontation might step back from the brink.” NPR: The Intersection Of Outrage And Violence.

+ If this WaPo headline is any indication, maybe our kids are learning from political speech: Catholic school supporters say anti-Jewish chant at game followed anti-gay slurs.

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