I just blocked my first two people on Medium today, mainly so their content never shows up in my feed again.

Caitlin Johnstone claims to be a journalist while raging against the real journalists out there. She does so while utterly refusing to adhere to any journalistic standards at all, and is essentially a hard-right opinion-driven attack dog who is utterly convinced that existing media operations need to be blown up and rebuilt. If she wants them rebuilt in her image, we’re fucked.

Holly Wood “PhD” is a hard-left alarmist for whom every right wing action deserves an unequal and opposite over-reaction, and whose “sky is falling” chicken little routine has worn thin after 3–4 reads. Be prepared to take care of your family in an emergency, sure. But the impending meltdown of Western civilization if we don’t rush to the ballot box to empower the Democratic Socialists? Hardly.

Anyway, I’ve got a feeling that my reading list is going to clear up into more rational articles with (1) them gone, and (2) recommendations tangential to them also gone.

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