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A pretty pretty good take.
Lying Trump administration mouthpieces are not a protected class (except sort of in DC)
"breakdown of democracy" is a hyperbolic way to put it, but this isn't incorrect.
"The right’s revulsion against a black president targeted by birther conspiracy theories is not the same as the left’s revulsion against a racist president who spread birther conspiracy theories."
The takedown of the false equivalency at work in this #civility debate is the most important aspect of this piece.

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Oct 9, 2018
Dang. Remember this way back [[checks notes]] yesterday?
Well, the woman's son is extremely not what his mom tried to make him a poster child of.
"It doesn't represent me at all . . . I love my mom to death, but boy . . . I'm still trying to wrap my head around all this."…
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