Zany Misadventures in Identity Politics: Right-Wing Media Echo-Chamber Edition

Barry Dredze
3 min readFeb 15
Two signatories on the Complaint to DirecTV, former Senator Joe Lieberman (left) and Trump Administration’s Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (center), with South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham, during Friedman’s confirmation hearing. (Photo: Win McNamee, Getty Images)

The right-wing Newsmax cable channel and its fans are currently engaged in a fight against DirecTV’s decision to discontinue the underperforming channel in its lineup.

Right-wing conservatives love their splashy performances of anger and resentment over what they typically call “special rights” for minorities, queers and liberals…

Barry Dredze

Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.