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  •  Wow -- he's even worse than I thought (1+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour

    And I already think he's a despicable snake.  I particularly appreciate this part of your post [emphasis mine]:

    On reflection, and based on how I've seen his writings used here and in other progressive forums, it seems likely to me that the effect on the wider community is exactly the same as the face-value content: Spreading hate, paranoia, and disinformation against the Democratic Party among its progressive base, and thereby undermining our causes.
    You've summarized my view of Greenwald, and the gist of this diary, far more succinctly and eloquently than I did, I admit.

    Why so many are so willing to trust Greenwald implicitly is beyond me.

    •  He feeds them validation. (1+ / 0-)
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      Reggid

      And they accept it even at the price of making themselves irrelevant by accepting alternate-universe narratives.  That's how epistemic bubbles are formed, and is basically what happened with the right and Rush Limbaugh.

      Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

      by Troubadour on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 12:32:24 PM PDT

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