David Frum thinks conservatives have an alternative information system.
Which we think is just a flowery way to say ‘bubble.’
Ironically Frum writes for The Atlantic …
You know, the same publication who hired and then fired Kevin Williamson a couple of weeks ago because of the social media mob?
— David Frum (@davidfrum) April 20, 2018
From The Atlantic (sorry!):
Which has created this problem for Trump and his political allies. Twice now their closed knowledge system has told them that secret memos would vindicate Trump of the Russia-collusion charge. The first time, it was the memo written by the Republican staff of the House Intelligence Committee; the second time—just these past few days—the notes James Comey wrote to memorialize his post-inauguration meetings with Trump. The inhabitants of the closed conservative knowledge system demanded the memos be released—only to suffer a shock when they got their wish. Nobody outside the closed knowledge system was even slightly impressed by either, and even inside the system the supposed secret weapon was quietly discarded as worthless.
‘Their closed system,’ he writes unironically from behind his alternative information shield at The Atlantic.
from @DavidFrum on Comey memos 1/: "conservatives have built themselves a closed information system. The system generates and repeats agreed fictions, and people are rewarded according to their ability to internalize, repeat, and embellish these fictions." https://t.co/9nS9KYVuuE
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) April 20, 2018
Frum writes for The Atlantic, which just caved to the mob and fired Williamson in just three days, if "closed information systems" are the issue. https://t.co/H1CBUS7Z1u
— Just Karl (@justkarl) April 20, 2018
Apparently, they’re only a problem when it’s the right we’re talking about.
But now the real question is … WHO FUNDS THE FEDERALIST!?