Quotes by Rush Limbaugh, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump

On whether the massacre of Native Americans is comparable to the World War II Holocaust:

“Holocaust? Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinos – what’s to complain about?”

On feminism:

“Feminism was established so that unattractive ugly broads could have easy access to the mainstream.”

On Hu Jintao, the former president of China, speaking without a translator:

“Hu Jintao was just going Ching cha. Ching chang  cho chow. Cha chow. Ching cho. Chi ba la la.”

On Sandra Fluke, who as a Georgetown University law student in 2012 testified in support of the Obama administration’s birth control policies:

“What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? Makes her a prostitute.”

On the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People:

“The N.A.A.C.P. Should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.”

On sexual consent:

“If the left ever senses and smells that there’s no consent in part of the equation then here come the rape police.”

On the idea of white guilt:

“If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians.”

Facebook, Twitter, and the danger of uncontrolled lies in social media

Facebook and Twitter have refused to take down a video showing Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripping up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech that was edited to appear as if she was doing so as Trump saluted a Tuskegee airman in the audience. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/07/facebook-and-twitter-decline-pelosi-request-to-delete-trump-video.html

If that’s the case, somebody should perhaps do up a video of Trump mocking that disabled reporter along with the salute to the Tuskegee airman and post that to FaceBook and Twitter.

The larger discussion is what to do about social media in these times? People have the right to free speech. And at the same time, technology is ahead of our ability to keep track of truth and facts.

It’s not just Trump and his endless lies. There are the anti-vaccine crazies who are killing their children (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/4-year-old-dies-from-flu-after-members-of-anti-vax-facebook-group-advise-his-mom-use-thyme-elderberries-instead/). There are the climate change deniers. There is the inherent danger to our entire democratic system.

A question for discussion: Have FaceBook and Twitter simply “won the social media” market? Is there no reasonable alternative for all of us to get out of there, and still not lose contact with all our friends?