That NYT article about work practices at Amazon got so much attention that I’m sure the Washington Post will pick up the story too. Ha ha, just kidding.
Speaking of rich assholes, Vox has done a couple good Trump articles recently. Here’s one about how Trump is the kind of “moderate” that Ron Fournier should be masturbating about; it sounds like a Slatepitch, but consider this:
Trump opposes cuts to Social Security and Medicare, hasn’t signed Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge, believes single-payer health care works well in other countries, and is skeptical of free trade.
The immigration stuff is nuts but the last GOP presidential candidate — who was widely described as “moderate” — wanted people to self-deport, and that’s pretty nuts too.
Why won’t Fred Hiatt and Ron Fournier praise any of Trump’s moderation? They’d claim it’s the incivility but of course McCain could be pretty uncivil too, and they loved him. I think here’s the real reason, and it’s also part of the reason Trump is doing well in the primary (from another Vox article):
While most elite-funded and elite-supported Republicans want to increase immigration and decrease Social Security, a significant number of voters (across both parties) want precisely the opposite — to increase Social Security and decrease immigration.
Who do Ron Fournier and Fred Hiatt work for? A self-described “neocon guy” and the “centrist” sociopath who’s engineered a new form of white collar serfdom. Both are filthy rich, and both have views that are typical of the donor class.
Media elites pimp donor class-style “centrism” because they work for members of the donor class. The end.