Re: Lanes


Things like #StayInYourLane are reminders that the internet is a disaster in every way, and Twitter is the Marianas Trench of its awfulness.

Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-13-18 9:53 AM
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Your home state elects a few Democrats and you go around bad mouthing everyone else's home.

Posted by: Opinionated Deep Water Fish | Link to this comment | 11-13-18 10:37 AM
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Amazing responses from the doctors and an incredible own goal by the NRA. They walked right into this.

Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 11-13-18 12:12 PM
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3: I thought it was interesting that they wouldn't even provide the most canned of statements for yesterday evening's NPR report. And it wasn't the first day, by any means. I think they're in pure hunker-down mode, but this is the sort of thing where norms shift. Every one of these doctors will not only feel more willing to engage in the future, but will also feel more politicized disgust at their next encounter with gun violence, while their followers/friends will get more of the message.

I'd never thought of it this way before, but ISTM that norms shift not (primarily) as a result of a debate, but when one side feels too cowed to respond. When there's a debate, you pick your side and it becomes a self-reinforcing pissing contest. But when one side cedes the field, it's a lot harder for neutrals and weak partisans to ignore the other side's legit arguments.

Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-13-18 1:13 PM
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On a related note, people have been saying for awhile that the press effectively aids and abets the NRA by refusing to show the carnage. I haven't followed the hashtag too closely, but even in limited exposure, the carnage is becoming a lot more real. Which may also have a real impact on norms.

Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-13-18 1:15 PM
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