I guess they no longer sparked joy.
Thank goodness they no longer spark, period!
As far-right views become increasingly socially acceptable, the conditions under which democratic institutions, including the media, contribute to this normalisation process, and how journalists can counter it, remain unclear. Drawing on two pre-registered, placebo-controlled survey experiments that use the real-world audio of interviews with extreme right activists in Australia and the UK, we test if media platforming fuels agreement with extreme right views. We find that exposure to uncritical interviews on TV channels like Sky News or on online platforms like YouTube increases agreement with extreme right statements and perceptions that a larger share of the population shares these views. Interviewer strategy matters, but even critical interviewing does not appear to negatively affect support for extreme right statements versus the placebo: while interviewers who challenge the accuracy of false statements tarnish the actor’s image and mitigate effects on descriptive norm perceptions, the latter still materialise at a lower rate.
The breadth of deployment attests to multiple considered scenarios, including a multidirectional missile attack on Israel; a second, northern front between Israel and Hezbollah; escalation into a regional war; and, finally, consideration of the need to evacuate thousands of Western citizens.
… I don’t see “Gaza” labeled either
The whole process for deciding who gets to be a country and who does not seems unclear
To be fair, it has always been difficult and contested, who gets a nation-state and who doesn’t. There is a long history of rebellions and wars fought over that very thing… In many ways, what’s happening in Israel and Palestine is very much a conflict over late 19th/early 20th century ideas… it’s just that the idea of the nation-state is no longer new or novel, but just what we expect political organization to look like. But it really wasn’t that long ago when much of humanity lived within the confines of empires.
Exile Don Jr. to Ireland. Two birds, one stoned.
We don’t want him.
I can understand that. What if we threw in some extra Trumps, no charge?
Send him to Russia.