Caitlin Johnstone: Keith Olbermann Wants Jimmy Dore Banned From All Platforms
Posted by sashimi on August 4, 2021, 3:23 am
31 July 2021 |
Proving once again he doesn't care who he has to step on to claw his way to rock
bottom, fallen liberal media hero Keith Olbermann has called for the complete
removal of left wing comedian and podcaster Jimmy Dore from all internet
"Time to ban this feral succubus Jimmy Dore from Twitter and other platforms,"
Olbermann told his one million Twitter followers on Friday.
Olbermann's wrath was incurred by a short video clip bizarrely described as
"misogynistic" in which Dore portrayed out of touch liberal elitist Emma
Vigeland as an out of touch liberal elitist, saying that if people like her ever
tried to bring their esoteric university Marxist wankery around actual working
class people they'd get punched in the face and told to go back to their
cul-de-sac. It probably also didn't help that Dore has done multiple segments on
Olbermann's slide into flag-draped gibbering lunacy following the election of
Donald Trump, including his public apology to war criminals George W Bush and
John McCain, his demented Russia hysteria, and his support for NSA surveillance
of US media figures.
"Someone got their feels feels hurt and now they wanna censor their critics like
a regular authoritarian fascist," Dore responded to Olbermann's post.
You can always count on the less reality-anchored pundits to say out loud what
the rest are thinking in private. Support for internet censorship is now a
mainstream position among the so-called "moderates" of the warmongering
corporatist Democratic Party, not just for people to their right but for people
to their left as well. If it were up to these freaks the entire internet would
just be a bunch of Wall Street liberals agreeing with each other that Trump is
bad and Jen Psaki is a strong yet sensual warrior princess.
The Emma Vigeland tweet that Dore was riffing on in the clip was more
hand-wringing about a "red-brown alliance" that all grown adults should realize
by now was never anything other than a narrative management campaign to keep
leftists from moving too far from the establishment-authorized Overton window of
acceptable opinion. For years a strain of western leftist thought has been
shrieking hysterically about an impending alliance between socialists and
fascists, and yet the only evidence they've been able to produce in all that
time that this is happening are things like Glenn Greenwald going on Tucker
Carlson, Dore interviewing an antiwar Boogaloo Boy one time, and me making some
mistakes early on in my writing career. Only by the most determined mental
gymnastics is this anywhere remotely close to the same universe as the Night of
the Long Knives Strasserism fantasy that "red-brown alliance" fearmongers have
been masturbating to, and it's time for everyone to admit that they were wrong
about this imaginary threat.
And while everyone was freaking out about the idea of imaginary fascism sneaking
in through the back window, actual fascism strolled through the front door. More
and more excuses are being invented to censor, deplatform and marginalize
everyone outside the Overton window of war, oligarchy, ecocide and oppression,
and more and more people within that window are becoming increasingly
comfortable with the idea. Internet censorship, jailing journalists for telling
the truth about the powerful, mind-warping mass propaganda campaigns and rapidly
escalating authoritarianism are all becoming normalized throughout our society,
and it can't lead anywhere good.