An assumption that’s supposed to raise a right-leaning culture warrior’s hackles is that because Roseanne Barr was fired by ABC, Samantha Bee should necessarily have been fired by TBS. Any serious analysis of this claim was unnecessary for those who bought into it. Clearly it’s a stupid non-argument.
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"Because there are so few black billionaires, we need the first ever to be an honest broker who can decipher what upticks in economic stats mean for black people."
How culture war works is obvious. It weaponizes beliefs. It's about not thinking too much. It’s about staking claims on complex issues as if our own lived and immediate experiences were enough. Culture war doesn't have or need a reading list. It can't be complex. The simpler the better. Thus we're all culture warriors because we’re all pissed off about something, and being pissed off now is its own kind of deep, unshakable truth. Conversations with people who disagree with us don’t matter. Data shows those people aren't part of our lives anyway.
Situating Trump and his supporters (who's listening is so much more important than who's talking) in this larger context, our time looks more like 1930s Europe than 1950s America.