Skip to comments.Identity Politics' Destructive Influence On The News
Posted on 06/11/2021 3:12:48 AM PDT by MtnClimber
Although the cynically objective old-time reporter was always an overplayed stereotype, the identity- and class-driven modern journalist is real.
While a number of political and media critiques of late have focused on the close-minded, thin-skinned, woke, ideology-driven current nature of the cultural landscape and those who inhabit it, there may be another factor at play: Identity politics is really easy to do.
Life becomes much simpler when one must only deal with groups of people (or thoughts or attitudes or what have you) rather than individual and discrete concepts. There is a very reassuring clarity to the world when one can comfortably, smugly, knowingly ignore more than half of it.
One can simply look at someone or something or some idea and dismiss it because it came from the wrong group or person. And it becomes particularly unnecessary to see nuance or consider different interpretations when one is part of an ascendant group oneself.
In the world of politics, this process goes back to the beginning of time. Categorizing and organizing, favoring or tormenting, placating or ignoring this group or that is practically hard wired into the pursuit of public power.
But recently this type of thinking has invaded the one part of society where it is most dangerous – the media.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Identity politics is what we used to just call prejudice.
Driven by this IDENTITY:
Maga Babay! MAGA
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