Salon Fever: Trump, White Christians Use Virus to Undermine Democracy

Culture
April 15th, 2020 2:57 PM
It would be easy to chalk up Salon staff writer Chauncey DeVega’s latest piece to the stress of virus lockdown. It’s a long, ominous and deeply paranoid warning about “racial authoritarians, along with other white neo-fascists” led by Donald Trump using the coronavirus pandemic “to advance their goal of undermining multiracial, pluralist democracy.” It’s…

Unhinged Salon Writer: Trump Could be the Next Hitler

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August 6th, 2018 1:59 PM
They’ve called him a racist, a cult leader, and a foreign agent, but now they’re going the full “Hitler.” After just recently digging up some “professionals” willing to claim that the Trump movement is aimed at taking down democracy, Salon writer Chauncey Devega found a history professor with even less professional self-respect.

Salon Writer: ‘White People’ Value ‘Skin Color’ Over Democracy

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August 3rd, 2018 3:27 PM
“White people” are willing to use all means necessary to preserve their privilege, according to some liberals, and that includes destroying democracy. While interviewing professor Steven Miller and research scientist Nicholas Davis about their new book White Outgroup Intolerance and Declining Support for American Democracy, Salon writer Chauncey Devega discussed “racism and…

The ‘Salon Left’ Is Killing the Democratic Party

September 23rd, 2017 2:30 PM
Earlier this month, I wrote an op-ed for The Hill where I argued that Republicans should support President Trump and follow his electoral formula, or “die” — i.e., face extinction as a party.  The piece had an obvious target audience — establishment Republicans — with an obvious goal in mind — to get wishy-washy GOP elected officials on board with the…

Salon Writer: Fly the Flag Upside Down to Protest Trumpism

July 4th, 2017 2:21 PM
In a Monday piece, Chauncey DeVega urged “people of conscience and true patriots” to fly their American flags upside down on Tuesday, the Fourth of July, “as a collective signal of our national distress” over Donald Trump’s presidency. “America’s citizens have been traumatized,” declared DeVega, who argued that upside-down flags “would…

Salon Slams ‘Malignant Narcissist,’ ‘Neofascist’ Trump and Supporters

April 11th, 2017 5:37 PM
An April 6 piece published on the uber-liberal Salon.com by Chauncey DeVega featured a podcast interview with Philip Zimbardo, the psychologist responsible for the renowned “Stanford Prison Experiment.” Not surprisingly, both men trashed both President Trump and his supporters in the podcast.   

Daily Kos Writer: Today’s GOP ‘Disturbingly Similar’ to KKK

June 6th, 2016 9:35 PM
The right’s widely varied response to Donald Trump’s presidential bid may be the political story of the year so far, but many liberals have ignored it in favor of arguing that Trump’s worldview is a pure product of conservatism. For example, in a Sunday article, Chauncey DeVega claimed that Trump is “the logical result of at least five decades of Republican political…

Lefty Writer: ‘Trump Is the Hell Spawn…of Republican Racism’

March 9th, 2016 11:56 PM
White nationalist and anti-Semite David Duke recently urged listeners to his radio show to vote for Donald Trump and to volunteer for Trump’s campaign. For Republicans, that’s pretty much business as usual, argued Chauncey DeVega in a Sunday article for Daily Kos. “In the post-civil rights era conservatism and racism are one and the same thing. Because of that dynamic, the…

Salon Writer: Paris Terror Should End 'Right's Violent Language'

November 14th, 2015 12:34 AM
As of 11 p.m. ET on Friday, according to CNN, the death toll was "at least 153" (since updated to "at least 128") who have been "killed in gunfire and blasts" in Paris in "coordinated attacks." CNN claims that "It is still not clear who is responsible." (Update: Early Saturday morning Eastern Time, ISIS claimed responsibility.) Two days ago,…

Lefty Writer: Ben Carson ‘Has Betrayed the Black Freedom Struggle’

October 27th, 2015 10:44 AM
It’s a tall order for a black politician to become popular with “the de facto largest white identity organization in the United States,” but DeVega argues that Carson has pulled it off by “betray[ing] the Black Freedom Struggle and assault[ing] the truth in all its forms.” (As you probably assumed, “white identity organization” is DeVega’s…

Salon Writer: Goebbels Would Have Been ‘Proud’ of GOP Debate

September 20th, 2015 4:18 PM
A common allegation against Ronald Reagan during his White House years was that he confused movies with the real world. According to Chauncey DeVega, the current Republican presidential candidates do somewhat the same thing, and have added video games and a bit of Comic-Con to the mix. “Wednesday night’s CNN debate showed the American people an alternate reality where Chuck Norris…

Salon Writer: GOP ‘Actively Embraces White Supremacy’

August 23rd, 2015 12:39 PM
Although the term “anchor baby” has been around for only a couple of decades, the concept is several centuries old, believes Chauncey DeVega. In a Friday article, DeVega contended that the earliest American anchor babies were born to colonists, and that the modern term “cannot possibly be separated from the nightmare of white supremacy, of a democracy where human rights and…

Salon: Cosby Show 'Enabled...Ugliest Reagan-Era Fantasies' on Race

July 12th, 2015 2:26 PM
Amid mounting evidence of Bill Cosby’s depraved behavior, many have changed their minds about Cosby the person. Should they also reconsider, for very different reasons, their affection for his megahit sitcom, The Cosby Show? Lefty writer Chauncey DeVega thinks so. In a Sunday article for Salon, DeVega opined that the series “lied to its white viewers about the nature of racism, white…

Salon: Charleston Shooter 'Right-Wing,' Protected By 'White Privilege'

June 18th, 2015 12:30 PM
Salon wasted no time in spinning last night’s terrible tragedy into another alleged occurrence of “White Privilege.” (Article link) Nine people were tragically killed when a young, white gunman opened fire inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. A suspect has been identified as twenty one year old Dylann Roof, of Lexington, South Carolina.