Salon's reader comments of the week: "Arguments can't be won against lunatics"

In a chaotic news week, our community talked about Syria, sexual harassment and why Kellyanne should be banished

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Senior Writer

Published December 21, 2018 6:00PM (EST)

Kellyanne Conway (Alex Wong/Getty)
Kellyanne Conway (Alex Wong/Getty)

It's the last week of Republican misrule in Washington — and, oh dear Lord, chaos reigns

Sure, you can make a good argument we shouldn't be anywhere near Syria or anyplace else in the neighborhood. I'm not even going to get into it. But we're part of an intricate structure over there with a dozen moving parts. If you haul ass out without notice, one side of that structure crashes to the pavement. There's a way to do this, and it takes time and planning, without jeopardizing people who stand with us. Friends count, alliances matter. I know that carries zero weight with this president. Every single one of our remaining few local and global friends is taking careful note for the future. — Gene Schiappa

Eliza Dushku's scathing indictment of "Bull" sexual harassment shows how deep CBS rot still goes

There need to be rules/policies in place for things you can say and not say (I'm not talking about physical). I have been in the workforce for a long time, I've had female work partners, bosses and customers.  I learned quick that what one person finds offensive another may not.

My kids are going into the workforce and there is no training on sexual harassment or rules/policies on what is offensive and what is not. Just like I did, they will have to figure it out for themselves.

I do know that potential employees are being vetted a lot more than they have been in the past, especially using social media and if they see a potential problem the employer is going pass on that person. Just not worth the chance. — just asking

Margaret Sullivan: Why Kellyanne Conway should be banished from cable news

I watched the Cuomo/Conway interview and was wondering... how can this completely unhinged Trump apologist rate any air time?

The entire interview consisted of trying to talk over Cuomo, to which his only defense was to do the same thing. She does not warrant the sound vibrations produced by her silly head.

No one should bother to interview her as it is never a good idea to try to reason with unreasonable people. Rational arguments can't be won against lunatics and that is really the picture she painted of herself.

Please news media, don't waste the bandwidth on someone so useless. — Guest 573428

Stable genius says it's a witch hunt: Echoing Trump's lies isn't journalism

The media is unlikely to change its habits as long as those habits are profitable to them.

Capitalism's greatest flaw: the willingness to doom oneself in the long run in pursuit of short term monetary reward.  Bmccollaum

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a senior writer for Salon and author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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