Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ads and Pop-Ups

I used to read six or eight conservative blogs and news sites because I wanted to keep in touch with people not like me.

But lately these sites are so filled with pop-up ads and auto-play commercials as to be unreadable -- literally so, my browser freezes trying to load them.

It's a metaphor, y'all: late-stage capitalism destroying speech.

Rod Dreher is the specific example I was just trying to read, but it's true of so many right-wing sites. I mean, Dreher is no big loss, given that all he writes lately is shills for his book and outrage about trans people daring to exist, but still.

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