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Articles by: Christian Christensen

When Simply Being a Muslim Is Your Biggest Crime

When Simply Being a Muslim Is Your Biggest Crime

The sediment of hatred and discrimination directed at Muslims slowly builds up over time and it is not only the most hateful and dark places online or in the world that lay the groundwork for explosions of hatred and violence such as this The Christchurch terrorists, who earlier today took the lives of nearly 50 people at two mosques, were[Read More…]

Media, Racism, And Global “Shitholes”

Media, Racism, And Global “Shitholes”

We find ourselves in yet another Trump outrage cycle. After famously calling Haiti, El Salvador and the entire continent of Africa “shitholes,” there is a high level of righteous indignation among media outlets against Trump. This will dissipate, soon to be replaced by a new, improved outrage. What is noteworthy about many of these cycles of condemnation is that Trump is often[Read More…]

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Trump’s Misogyny And The Media’s “Righteous-Indignation Dollar”

Trump’s Misogyny And The Media’s “Righteous-Indignation Dollar”

Twenty years ago, the great Bill Hicks had a classic stand-up bit in which he imagined ad executives watching his rant against advertising, and saying to each other: “Oh, I see what Bill is doing! He’s going after the anti-marketing dollar, the righteous-indignation dollar! That’s a good dollar!” Hicks was pointing out the ability of advertising to, in an utterly[Read More…]