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Bad Takes, Episode 10: Kanye West — free speech martyr?

Conservatives gloss over Ye’s inconvenient antisemitism.

The right holds up Kanye West as a conservative folk hero, even calling his bid for social media platform Parler a “groundbreaking move into the free speech media space.” Hosts Matthew Yglesias and Laura McGann point out all the things conservatives are willing to overlook to have a Black celebrity on their side.

Plus: Laura wonders if this should be a political story at all, raising larger questions of how the media covers mental health.

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