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Media critic: Journos for Censorship
“In a barely literate tweet that not once, but twice misspelled the word ‘its’ as ‘it’s,’ ” snarks The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, the New York Times Guild “denounced” one of its own colleagues, Bret Stephens, for his column criticizing the paper’s 1619 Project. In the short tweet, the union “impressively managed” to fit in “multiple ironies, fallacies and decrees typical of the petty tyrant.” “What kind of journalists plead with management for greater restrictions on journalistic expression rather than fewer?” After all, “journalism can have value only if it fosters divergent views and seeks to expand rather than reduce” freedom of expression. The Times guild previously called for “sensitivity readers” to vet pieces before publication, proving “a belief in free expression is being rapidly eclipsed.”
Pandemic journal: Sweden’s Critics Melt Down
“The better Sweden does” during the pandemic, “the angrier” critics become, marvels Dan Hannan at the Washington Examiner. “Lockdown enthusiasts” have now switched their argument from accusing Sweden of “genocide” for its laissez-faire approach to claiming “we couldn’t do that here because we’re nothing like Sweden.” Yet that’s “retrospective” justification. Yes, Sweden, as a whole, has a low population …

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