Brief notes from vacation
I listened to the pod between you and Walter yesterday and I just want you to know that you were ambushed on MSNBC and it was a disgusting, terrifying thing to see. I plan on writing more about it, how Medhi Hasan was basically doing the bidding of the Democratic Party, like a Good Soldier -- exactly like the panel who interrogated you for the Twitter Files. I know that people like me who used to be a faithful Democrat think this is somehow the good fight. But my god, can't they see what they've become? Can't they see that what they're doing is trying to stop someone from telling the truth? It remains shocking that this is where we are.
I just wanted to offer you moral support because that is what you have given me as I found myself unable to go along with what I was seeing. Finding your writing, your clarity, your objectivity, your willingness to ask questions and to be maybe the last real journalist was life saving almost, not to be dramatic. Had that never happened to me I'd be on Twitter trying to destroy you as they are all now. Destroy you so that anything you say is disregarded.
Now that they have amassed so much cultural, political and institutional power they can't stand it that there is one person out there who is willing to see them in a critical light -- which is your job. Shame on them. What a disgrace that interview was.
I hope you enjoy your vacation. You have earned it. Don't let them take even a minute of your time with your family in fretting over that stupid idiotic embarrassing interview that will one day be used as proof to show exactly how corrupt MSNBC has become, though they're far from the only ones.
Hang in there Matt, we are with you. History will prove you right.
Reading Substack articles is great but I also enjoy the thoughtful comments section. Twitter’s format is a dumpster fire. The comments are often hyperbolic childish drivel.
Matt, you make me proud! Can’t say that for others! Thanks for all you do!
They are coming at you with the same playbook described in the excellent Sharyl Attkisson books. It's familiar and utterly predictable to see the Media Establishment go into complete attack mode against someone or something they can't control. Sucks for you of course but they don't give any real journalist much of a choice.
You've proven more than worthy of my $5/month, stay the course brother! Wishing you a Happy Easter with the family!
don't worry about us out here in substack reader land. Enjoy your vacation. Get back with us afterwards. Thanks for everything, Matt.
Also why people need to learn the difference between cultural appropriation and influence.
Without Italian directors stealing from japanese directors stealing from American directors, we wouldn't have Seven Samurai or the Magnificent Seven, or Fist Full Of Dollars.
And that would suck.
Calling you an employee of Substack was irresponsible.
We stand proudly behind you and your work, Matt.
Your work will stand on its own for the record of these times.
Together we are legion.
Matt is the best!
You're making history, and doing it with integrity. Thank you. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you and your family.
Hey Matt, if one-hundredth of journalists had your work ethic, conscience, humility, and intelligence, damn, we might stand a chance. May your example inspire more of the good ones to make some noise.
And yes, Kurosawa: one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
Your work on Twitter files gives me hope that this ship can be righted. Thank you
Thank you for your tenacity and moral courage. Quite refreshing. Happy Easter and enjoy those kiddos.
Take a break!! Enjoy your kids...they grow up fast!
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