[LINK] How the Climate Kids Are Short-Circuiting Right-Wing Media
jwhit at internode.on.net
Sun Sep 29 12:35:29 AEST 2019
On 28/09/2019 11:34 PM, Stephen Loosley wrote:
> But as the past week shows, the right is perfectly willing to attack the children. Instead, the problem is that, as Mr. Carlson seems to realize, there’s just not a very resonant counter message for a youth movement to protect the planet. Polling also suggests that there’s an increasingly shrinking pool of conservative listeners for it, with a majority of Republicans under age 45 now identifying as concerned about climate change. And so it feels increasingly likely that, when it comes to climate, the right-wing media, which is skewed toward an aging Republican audience, may simply be obsolete.
> In other words, it’s not that the right can’t attack the climate kids because of their age. Rather, it’s that because of their age, the right’s attacks feel especially feeble.
Two ideas some to mind after reading this:
- the sound of one hand clapping
- Hey, Jones, do you still beat your wife?
The former is the result of being ignored.
The second is when a moralistic twat is backed into a corner.
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