We Live In Hell

Photo credit: Brynn Anderson/AP
Photo credit: Brynn Anderson/AP

Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been multiply and credibly accused of sexually preying on teenage girls, recently sent a mailer to voters in order to convince them that his opponent, Doug Jones, is the wrong man for the job. Please take note of the first bullet point here:


The first thing Roy Moore wants people to know about Doug Jones is that he “publicly supported NFL players kneeling to protest the National Anthem.” Set aside the complete inaccuracy of that statement for a moment—the goddamn protests were never about the goddamn anthem!—and just consider the circumstances that have obtained to make this half-truth Moore’s first and probably most effective talking point.

Roy Moore’s likely going to win, because we live in hell.