You'll see that stuff was explicitly reported as hearsay in the first place, and carefully checked with a second source, also mentioned. The speaker was not 'mocked' - just held up for having a potentially scary-sounding or scaremongering attitude, none of which was out of character for her or her job position.
Second of all, the moment the video and transcript became available, they were put up and the article amended, which is way way more than many 'real' news outlets would do, and especially the faux ones.
Thirdly, this is a news/opinion piece, not a legal submission. It used an appropriate level of 'skepticism'.
Did you have an actual point other than antidirting?
The only levels of hate I ever see at this level is spouted by the Right, especially the Religious Right, railing against the slow improvement of society and civil rights, this generation the same as every preceding one.
I could transpose this entire rant back 150 years to a Confederate newspaper with minimal changes and it would be exactly the same attitude.
As a European centrist (so waaaaay left by US Fascist standards) the left doesnt' hate "white males, Western democracy, Western civilisation, heterosexuals, parental rights, or Christianity".
We hate racist attitudes and undeserved feelings of superiority, we hate abuse of democracy and the constant rise of totalitarianism (on both sides), we hate the abuses of Western civilisation as much as we hate the abuses of Eastern, African and Middle Eastern civilisation (but we live in the West...); we hate heterosexuals thinking they are the only correct/non-sinful option [and I'm straight]; we hate abuse of any rights, be they governmental, corporate, religious or parental; and we hate religions who not only do not practice what they preach, but cannot preach accurately what their religion advocates - and also want to ram it down everyone else's throats.
We are against hypocrisy and discrimination and hatred and war-mongering and the corporate takeover of society and disenfranchisement and the removal of social protections and the destruction of public health.
This doesn't excuse stupidty in all directions, with political correctness getting tangled up in an over-litigious society, but seriously, you Americans really really really really love to live in fear - of terrorists, blacks, the gub-mint, or of not having your penis substitutes. Grow the hell up.
They can't even put in protocols for limited evacuation like hospitals use, where you can close off the relevant wing, or evacuate sideways. Or have fire alarms capable of telling smoke or heat presence or whether it's spreading.
Re: So what? Let them make apps if it makes them happy
Of course, it depends whether the movie drives technology or technological spin-offs that later have a positive effect on life - such as making 3D imaging better, more useful or more accepted, as an example.
Which sounds a lot like Romania under Ceacescu and the Securitate - you may have spoken to someone who is related to someone who gave brief directions to a foreigner... so report to the local office pronto!
I still think the IRS didn't go nearly far enough. How many tax-free churches got heavily involved in politics in the Presidential election? How many of them breached the letter of their tax-free exemptions, if not the spirit?
And don't get me wrong. If there is corruption or over-partisanship on the other side, they should be smacked down too.
I would agree about the Nazis, other than that it was more about how Germany was treated post-WWI as anything. However, I think Russia and Communism was a lot separated from the War, as it happened during, not 15-20 years later, and would have happened anyway, even if not in that form.
I also notice the lack of debate even allowed on pro-Imaginary Property websites - they seem to assume that any dilution of their bawking would be disasterous. At least Mike actively encourages debate on here, and people are willing to actually cite examples of anti-IP-abuse, either in the form of legal excesses or studies.
All the pro-stifling-creativity do is bawk "money! piracy! end of the world! the sky is falling!", while trying to justify legal shenanigans, outright illegal actions by major corporations and government, or moral outrages perpatrated on innocent printers and dead grandmothers.