As I learn more and more by the day about the news and media cycle here, I hear about the reporters and celebrities who have been targeted by the mob. Last year, veteran commentator Alan Jones said that the PM should “shove a sock down the throat” of New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern. This was clearly meant as a call for her to simply shut up, yet he was immediately jumped upon by the outrage mob for promoting violence against women. People petitioned his station, advertisers pulled out from his show, and even the Australian Communications and Media Authority came for him.
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