The Media is Just Leftist Political Revenge Porn Now

"When they go low, we go so low that you won't even find us in the deepest sewer." Michelle Obama

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."  1984

So a New York lawyer was allegedly on video being rude to some food service people. He complained that they were speaking Spanish. It's a slow news day. So the media decided to doxx him, follow him around and try to get him fired. 

Here's a BuzzFeed headline, "Here's What We Know About XXXXX XXXXXXXX, The Racist New York Lawyer Who Berated People For Speaking In Spanish " I clipped the actual name. Since this is straightforward doxxing. There's no serious pretense that this is newsworthy. No attempts to connect it to the Trump Russia conspiracy theory, the price of tea in China or the singularity.

It's just, "We don't like XXXXX and here's what we're doing about it."

It's political revenge porn. It's slimy, sleazy and vile. It's the sort of thing Gawker used to do. Except the entire media is Gawker now. Except for a handful of old-school reporters who occasionally step in to point out that what their colleagues are tweeting about Trump calling immigrants animals are irresponsible lies. 

In the UK, he would be under arrest by now. In the US, it's not illegal. Yet. Give it a decade or two and it will be. And, as the left insists on reminding us, free speech just benefits dead white men, while speech gulags benefit the oppressed.

Let's strip the incident of its political context. One guy was allegedly a jerk. And so the industrial-media complex decided to be much bigger jerks by the power of a thousand. It's the kind of self-righteousness that is accompanied by all the decency and civility of rabid rats in a barrel.

The funny thing about the same people slavering over this spectacle is that they really do believe they're good, decent people. (Then again so did the Nazis and Communists.) They read Charlie Blow's nonsense about a moral blue wave and nod along. They thrill to hear Michelle Obama say, "When they go low, we go higher."

Except that's not remotely how they act. 

There's no decency or goodness here. Just jerks whose ideology has just given them a jerk pass to be jerks. Strip away all the politics and what's left is naked malice cloaked in self-righteousness.

That's the left in a nutshell. Power corrupts. Self-righteous corruption lacks any moral brake. 

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."  1984

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