A friend referred me to a video on Slate about Trump, ISIS, and Islamophobia (you can watch it right below the “white undershirt” post on Slate’s front page reproduced below), but when I went to that page —for the first time in a long time—I was shocked. Half of the page is in the screenshot below.
It seems that only about two years ago, Slate was a respectable website, though I may be misremembering. As opposed to Salon—always a bastion of Social Justice Warriorism and atheist-bashing—Slate was more reasonable, more sober, and had more gravitas
No more. Check out the front page (click on the screenshot to go there), which is apparently undergoing evolutionary convergence to PuffHo. This is evident not only from the obsessive articles about Trump and the endless worship of Hillary , but also from the presence of a cat-training post in big type (don’t get me wrong, I love cats, but I don’t want to see them on the front page of the New York Times), as well as other clickbait like articles on white undershirts, pizza, and personal problems. Further, there’s the use of annoying Generation Y-isms like “crushing it” (they mean that Domino’s revenues are up), and “70 Nobel Laureates who believe in science [seriously, “believe”?] endorse Clinton because, you know, she does too.” YOU KNOW? And what, exactly, are the “sick burns” that Trump is collecting?
Slate is still a lot better than HuffPo (I don’t dare look at Salon), but give it time. All Left wing aggregator sites will, I predict, eventually converge to HuffPo, at which time Leftism will implode as, you know, a totally bogus ideology.
Are there any webdites besides those of major newspapers that aren’t slanted and rife with Regressive Leftism?