â€œEvery joke is a tiny revolution,â€ said Orwell, which helps explain why the belated release of The Interview is a big dealâ€"not world-historical, certainly, but worth celebrating nonetheless. As A. Barton Hinkle explains, the episode may turn out to be a useful learning experience. It gave Americans a whiff, albeit a very faint one, of what life under totalitarian rule is like: Dare to say something the Maximum Leader doesnâ€™t like, and suddenly you, your family, and your friends are all facing the possibility of a hideous death.
The mainstream media are channeling Dr. Zaius, the elitist orangutan from Planet of the Apes, who hid dark secrets out of misguided paternalism.
The New York Times Wonders Aloud If Tulsi Gabbard's Anti-War, Anti-Establishment Message Makes Her a Stooge for Nazis and Russian Bots
The article ignores Gabbard's arguments for a less interventionist foreign policy, preferring to speculate about foreigners and fascists.
Trust in the media is at historic lows.
Tulsi Gabbard Called Out Mainstream Media, Both Parties, Democratic Candidates for Supporting Disastrous Regime Change in the Middle East
"As president I will end these regime change wars."
James called Trump a "bum," but he won't utter a single bad word about China's authoritarianism.