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Hell is empty, and all the devils are here

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    dubteedub
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    ... I have to say that seeing all these clips of Rudy on social media today has just felt surreal. It is just baffling to me that we are in a world where people like Rudy are not complete social...

    It’s hard to believe in a just world if men like Giuliani are not only allowed to continue on consequence-free, but to get the full “redemption tour” treatment that goes along with game show appearances. As bad as it was for Sean Spicer to pop up at the 2017 Emmys, Giuliani’s Masked Singer stint was worse. I sat there, watching him smiling on TV, being cheered on by panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and to some extent, Robin Thicke. Ken Jeong walked off the stage (Thicke apparently left the stage at one point to check on Jeong). And even though I knew it was coming, the story hit me in the gut. I felt a sense of unease. I felt anger and frustration. I felt a deep sense of total injustice.

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    Last night marked a failure of society, and everyone involved in making that happen should feel a deep sense of shame for as long as they live.

    I have to say that seeing all these clips of Rudy on social media today has just felt surreal. It is just baffling to me that we are in a world where people like Rudy are not complete social pariah's. Molly does a great job in this brief piece just nailing down the complete frustration and powerlessness that it feels to be alive and watching this play out.

    This whole thing feels like we are living in a dystopian movie from the 1980s where whacky political figures that tried to destroy our democracy can just show up in a game show and the nation just laughs and cheers.

    13 votes
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        skybrian
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        The difference between this and a real dystopia is that you can escape it by turning off the TV. (Or not looking at that part of social media.)

        The difference between this and a real dystopia is that you can escape it by turning off the TV. (Or not looking at that part of social media.)

        6 votes
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          1. skybrian
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            It seems like it would be true whether the TV show happened or not?

            It seems like it would be true whether the TV show happened or not?

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    2. NoblePath
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      I bet Jeong wishes changnesia was a real thing.

      I bet Jeong wishes changnesia was a real thing.

      3 votes