Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Simple Request

Thank you, Cynthia Tucker, for making the request I've had for some time now.

One simple vow that ought to be standard in every newsroom: the term “alt-right” is banned. From now on, news organizations should identify Steve Bannon, chief strategist in the nascent Trump administration, and his merry band of haters as what they are: racists.

There is no "alt-right." There are racists, as she points out. There are right wing extremists. A little wordy, but it gets the job done. Or go old school and call them fascists, nihilists or what have you. But, there is no "alt-right." 

Words matter.

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