It’s almost over. Unfortunately, the final presidential debate Wednesday and the next two weeks will only drive America’s standards for decency further into the ground. This new low-level of language, and political contempt we have for one another, has been dragged beyond the red-and-blue divide, and into the mainstream of social behavior.
After the barrage of insults we received for reassigning the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Comedian, we realized just how deeply Donald Trump has stained society.
It cannot be a coincidence that so much of the hateful language we, and other media outlets, have received directly echoes language used by Trump. And has been consistent, from post to post on LEO’s Facebook page, and from commenters coast to coast. In addition to using the same words to disagree with us, the other constant was all of the commentators seemed to be white, and most of them, men.Read More ›