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Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Warren and AOC Side with Taylor Swift as Her Comments Allegedly Spark Safety Threats

A common accusation against President Donald Trump is that his sharp rhetoric and commentary aimed at his critics can actually place people’s lives in danger.
For example, some in the media have claimed that Trump’s “fake news” and “enemy of the people” remarks have placed journalists in danger.
Some Democrats like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others, have claimed to have received death threats following critical remarks about them from the president.
But would it surprise you to learn that this particular concern — that pointed commentary can dangerously rile up a fan base against a particular target — is only a problem for Democrats and the media when it is Trump’s fan base being riled up?
Apparently, the same doesn’t apply when a favored figure on the left does the same thing with their own group of supporters — such as, say, Taylor Swift and her fans against the record label executives she’s feuding with.
Over the weekend, singer/songwriter Taylor Swift received an outpouring of support from fellow celebrities. The singer had publicly escalated her feud with two music executives from the Big Machine Label Group, which owns the master recordings to her first six albums, according to USA Today.
Among those many celebrities were two prominent Democratic politicians — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez — who both tweeted out their support for Swift in her fight against “private equity” firms.
Warren said such firms were “costing jobs and crushing entire industries,” while Ocasio-Cortez accused them of “predatory practices” that have “destroyed the lives of retail workers” and were holding Swift’s music “hostage.”
Private equity groups’ predatory practices actively hurt millions of Americans.

Their leveraged buyouts have destroyed the lives of retail workers across the country, scrapping 1+ million jobs. Now they’re holding @taylorswift13’s own music hostage.

They need to be reigned in. https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/1195123215657508867 
18K people are talking about this
Unfortunately, @TaylorSwift13 is one of many whose work has been threatened by a private equity firm. They're gobbling up more and more of our economy, costing jobs and crushing entire industries. It's time to rein in private equity firms—and I've got a plan for that. https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/1195123215657508867 
16.8K people are talking about this
Far be it from us to interject ourselves into this feud between Swift and, chiefly, Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta and its new owner Scooter Braun, which is really just a “she said/he said” battle of accusations from both sides.
What we will point out, however, is that Swift recently escalated matters with a lengthy and accusatory post on social media Thursday that delivered her view of the ongoing matter.

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