Let me tell you a tale about liberals stupidly pushing new laws to screw over corporations without a thought to unintended consequences, and thereby screwing over the small guy. And it’s coming straight of California.
I mean, @LorenaSGonzalez has truly been the worst on this. She’s full-on attacking journalists’ ability to earn a living and using an ass-backwards argument that she’s doing to opposite. It’s disgusting & shameful. Makes me want to puke. https://t.co/FvGaiiuyeP— Seth Mnookin (@sethmnookin) October 20, 2019
An EXTINCTION-LEVEL event!
I want to make sure people who aren’t freelance writers understand this is an extinction-level event for writers residing in California who contribute routinely (no matter how small the fee or how much time spent on each submission) to the same publication. https://t.co/v7lM7iplPf— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) October 20, 2019
Basically, what happened is that liberal California started trying to figure out a way to steal money from the massive tech companies in Silicon Valley. One way to do it is to pass laws that keep Uber and Lyft from identifying their drivers as freelancers. BUT, that screws over a TON of other people. Including freelance journalists. WHICH, are mostly liberal!
2. After I tweeted above, hundreds of freelance reporters have told CA Assemblywoman @LorenaSGonzalez how devastating her legislation will be
She’s responded defensively & retweeted this tweet calling me a “selfish piece of shit”
She plans on running for Secretary of State btw pic.twitter.com/BIWmRmVWIU
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 20, 2019
. @LorenaSGonzalez has decided to end the careers of California's freelance journalists, end the existence of freelancing in the state, all under the guise "helping workers."— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) October 20, 2019
I tell you this: Freelancers produce 75% of content. This attack is a DIRECT ATTACK ON FREE PRESS.
What a perfect example of how [email protected]$$ liberal elites think they know better than everyone else, and end up screwing over the people who would otherwise support them. Just perfect.
BUT what’s even better is that the journalists are completely ignoring that OTHER freelancers don’t want their industries taken over by the government. They don’t give a damn that this will hurt OTHER people, they just care that it’ll hurt them! LOL! Amaaazing.