You Should Control The Media
Another real slam dunk from ABC News:
ABC loves ‘Satan Shoes,’ promotes twerking with the Devil to ‘combat homophobia’
ABC News host Ashan Singh described a video in which rapper Lil Nas X slides down from heaven to hell on a pole and twerks on Satan as ‘a brilliant maneuver to make something beautiful and inspiring.’
April 1, 2021 (NewsBusters) – ABC’s Nightline on Monday proved, yet again, that journalists have no concept of religion or what might be offensive. The late-night news program promoted Lil Nas X and his “Satan Shoes,” as well as the singer’s new video in which he “slides down from heaven to hell on a pole and twerks on Satan.” This, apparently, is only offensive to “conservative Christians,” a label that reporter Ashan Singh uses twice.
As though this were all normal, Nightline co-host Juju Chang hyped, “Lil Nas X taking the old town road to hell. Going viral again and igniting controversy. How the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ singer is confronting homophobia and selling out a special edition of Satan shoes.”
Sounding like PR for the Satan-loving song, Singh touted, “It’s these words and these images where Lil Nas X, who is openly gay, is seduced in the garden of Eden and then slides down from heaven to hell on a pole and twerks on Satan, that has people glued to their scenes.”
I think it’s a really beautiful video, and it feels like we’re being asked to witness and appreciate a sexuality that has not been passed around Twitter and shown to everyone in this way before and that it feels to me like a brilliant maneuver to make something beautiful and inspiring.
The culture war was lost a long time ago when we gave billionaires the sole right to a deranged for-profit version of the “freedom of the press”. A “free” press that is bought and paid for by the wealthiest.
A press can never be “free” when it functions as a corporation and is owned by billionaires. You have no say in it; I have no say in it. Our culture, traditions, and lives mean nothing to them. We just have to deal with the centralizers that finance this love of Satan shoes. Yay, free press!
Cheer for the system that lets you have absolutely no accountability or control over it. But then normalizes, and gushes over, Satan shoes.
Isn’t it lovely when the foundational freedoms you were taught as a child have a price tag?