Writer and former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas is very disturbed by a certain media trend.

Before you get too excited, it’s not the trend he should be disturbed by, the one where the media are refashioning themselves as left-wing propaganda tools.

No, the one that really disturbs him is “brain-mashing as a business model,” specifically with regard to Fox News:

It shouldn’t be legal … says the amateur legal expert:

When he starts talking about Fox News goading people toward terrorism, you know you’re in for something special.

Slippery slopes? Abuse? All worth it if it silences Fox News.

Maybe in the interim, Anand should stop looking for “mechanisms” to shut down outlets he doesn’t like and start thinking about why his ideas are hot garbage and antithetical to the First Amendment.

Anand is not only not a lawyer, but he’s also not a good journalist.

If Anand were capable of self-awareness, he’d spend the next week using his Twitter account to shame himself for advocating fascism.

Always.

Meanwhile:

True story.