06 August 2011
If the United States elects a fascist president, plenty of people in the mainstream media will be shocked, shocked, that this president wants to put gay people in internment camps, expel all Muslims from the country, criminalize birth control, etc. etc. Reporters like Erik Eckholm will doubtless scratch their heads in bemusement. "How could anyone have known," they will say, "so-and-so was this extreme? After all, it was only 'liberal critics' who were saying that so-and-so wanted to put gay people in internment camps, expel all Muslims from the country, and criminalize birth control."