8 hours ago
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.