The following is a transcript of my radar from Wednesday’s edition of “Rising” on Hill TV.
Over the summer, we talked here about the tyranny of jargon, about the immediate real-world consequences of political correctness. Nobody loves the media as much as the media, so the cancel culture conversation tends to be dominated by high-profile cases of celebrities and journalists, many of whom are thoroughly unsympathetic. But cancel culture hurts people with less privilege much more than the media will acknowledge.
I wanted to revisit this point today in light of two pieces of reporting that were published on Substack this week, by Abigail Shrier and Matt Taibbi. Note the platform, by the way. This is no small point. Both Shrier and Taibbi have worked at mainstream outlets