Most Americans know it doesn't take overt discrimination to make society unfair. Privilege afforded to different groups can infect our cultural institutions, creating unfair burdens for others. An overlooked form, Progressive Privilege, is helping drive our country into two camps, where there is no expectation of fair treatment and respectful debating of the facts between the sides. Today, the progressive worldview is depicted as what is normal, right, and worth celebrating. Conservatives are marginalized and stereotyped throughout our culture—in entertainment, news, politics, and academia. Recognizing Progressive Privilege is the first step to ending it so we can truly have a fairer, more inclusive society.

#Omission - Those on the right are simply left out of the story.
#Glamorizing - Those on the left are depicted as glamorous and aspirational.
#Objectification - Those on the right are belittled and dehumanized.
#DamageControl - Embarrassing facts about representatives on the left are put in context to limit their damage.
#Marginalizing - Accomplishments of people on the right are minimized.
#Aggrandizement - Accomplishments of people on the left are inflated.


Progressive Privilege Airtasker: Discrimination in the Workplace

August 20 2019

In a survey conducted by the marketing firm Airtasker, 1 in 5 managers say they refuse to hire somebody who supports President Trump.

#OBJECTIFICATION/DEHUMANIZATION & OMISSION/MARGINALIZATION


Progressive Privilege Elle: Meghan McCain Is Having a Bad Week

August 19 2019

When featuring Meghan McCain on the cover of the August edition, Elle uses the headline 'Meghan McCain is having a bad week' to describe the death of her father and the loss of her pregnancy.

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION MARGINALIZATION


Progressive Privilege CNN: Equinox: Trump fundraiser Stephen Ross doesn't run our company

August 19 2019

Equinox assumes all of its members, who hold various political views, are outraged that Stephen Ross hosted a political fundraiser for President Trump. Sends an open letter apologizing for the "impact it has had on our community." Would an investment firm ever feel the need to apologize like this for one of its affiliates holding a fundraiser for President Obama?

#OMISSION, MARGINALIZATION


Progressive Privilege The Federalist: My Son’s Freshman Orientation At Virginia Tech Was Full Of Leftist Propaganda

August 19 2019

At its Fall 2019 orientation, Virginia Tech assumes all students and parents share progressive or leftist viewpoints.

#OMISSION MARGINALIZATION


Progressive Privilege USA Today: Headline was flawed: New York Times changed headline about Trump speech after backlash

August 19 2019

The New York Times changes its front-page headline to “Assailing Hate But Not Guns," following an outcry that the original headline "Trump urges unity vs. racism" was not critical enough of the President.

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege : Republican Congressional Candidate Pushes Back Against Charge She's Only Being Recruited for Her Looks

August 7 2019

Progressive activist Elizabeth Arnold tweets that Sara Hart Weir, a conservative candidate running for Congress, was recruited to run only because of her looks.

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege The New Yorker: The Case of Al Franken

July 31 2019

Would the mainstream media ever try to rehabilitate a conservative after being denied due process the way Jane Mayer tries to rehabilitate former senator Al Franken?

#OMISSION MARGINALIZATION DAMAGE-CONTROL


Progressive Privilege The Economist : Can fashion keep up with 21st-century trends?

July 31 2019

When asked about First Lady Melania Trump's fashion sense, Vogue editor Anna Wintour ignores the question and makes it all about former First Lady Michelle Obama.

#GLAMOURIZING AGGRANDIZEMENT OMISSION MARGINALIZATION


Progressive Privilege CBS News: CBS News' "Face the Nation" on July 21, 2019

July 22 2019

CBS News' Margaret Brennan interrupts Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff zero times, Democrat Sen. Cory Booker one time, and Republican Rep. Liz Cheney 12 times.

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege MSNBC: Trump praises Twitter trolls at 'Social Media Summit'

July 22 2019

MSNBC refers to group of conservatives as "race-baiting conspiracy theorists" and gets away with it.

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege The Guardian: Scarecrow' statue of Melania Trump unveiled in Slovenia to mixed reviews

July 10 2019

An unflattering, chainsaw-carved statue of first lady Melania Trump is erected in her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia and the media lets the artist, Brad Downey, off the hook.

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege Star Tribune: Sack cartoon: Ivanka Trump

July 8 2019

The Star Tribune publishes sexist cartoon mocking Ivanka Trump. Would anyone ever make a cartoon like this about Chelsea Clinton?

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege Vogue: Madam President? Five Candidates on What It Will Take to Shatter the Most Stubborn Glass Ceiling

July 5 2019

Vogue attempts to elevate the five female Democratic candidates running for president with positive profiles and flattering photos.

#GLAMOURIZING AGGRANDIZEMENT


Progressive Privilege The Washington Post: The first Democratic debate night transcript

July 5 2019

NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie, before asking candidate Elizabeth Warren a question, sounds like a personal campaign ad saying, "You have many plans – free college, free child care, government health care, cancelation of student debt, new taxes, new regulations, the breakup of major corporations."

#GLAMOURIZING AGGRANDIZEMENT


Progressive Privilege The Washington Post: New White House press secretary brings a combative style to the job

July 5 2019

Immediately after Stephanie Grisham is named as the new White House press secretary, The Washington Post calls her "combative."

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege The Hill: Nadler apologized after repeatedly calling Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski' at hearing

July 5 2019

" Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D) repeatedly referred to Hope Hicks as “Mrs. Lewendowski” during a hearing. Media jumps to Nadler's defense. In a tweet, John Harwood with CNBC claims he didn't call her Mrs. Lewendoski on purpose."

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION DAMAGE CONTROL


Progressive Privilege Twitter: Her husband routinely attacks reporters

July 4 2019

Maggie Haberman, White House correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for CNN, tweets that Katharine Gorka shouldn't be named as Customs and Border Protection press secretary because her husband has criticized reporters in the past

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION OMISSION MARGINALIZATION


Progressive Privilege Cosmopolitan: So Twitter Is Not Happy With All the Stereotypes in Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” Video

July 4 2019

Taylor Swift stereotypes and mocks those who disagree with her political views. Picket signs have misspelled words, says they must have taken all night.

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege The Daily Wire: Kyle Kashuv's Harvard Acceptance Is Rescinded. Ralph Northam Is Still Governor. The Rules Are Not Applied Equally.

July 4 2019

As a college student, Ralph Northam appeared in blackface. He apologized and remained the governor of VA. Conservative and gun rights advocate Kyle Kashuv's Harvard admission was rescinded over racially inappropriate comments he made as a 16 year old. He also apologized but was not given a second chance.


Progressive Privilege Washington Post: Sarah Sanders was the disdainful Queen of Gaslighting

July 4 2019

Washington Post headline refers to Sarah Sanders as the 'disdainful Queen of Gaslighting'.


Progressive Privilege Twitter: “Good riddance… I hope that she’s not able to escape this White House and move on to whatever she does in life without kind of the shame and stigma that is associated with her following her for the rest of her career"

July 4 2019

MSNBC's Deadline: White House tweets Matthew Miller's attacks against Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she announces she will be leaving the White House. Deadline host Nicolle Wallace tweets "Thank you."

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege Real Clear Politics: Nancy Pelosi: House Democrats Are On The "Path" To Impeachment And When We Get There We'll Be "Ready"

July 4 2019

Nancy Pelosi asks, "How do you explain that to kids in the hood?" If a conservative said "kids in the hood" they would be accused of being racist and dehumanized by media

#OBJECTIFICATION DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege Glamour: Meet Glamour’s 2019 College Women of the Year

June 11 2019

Glamour names 10 female college students as "Glamour’s 2019 College Women of the Year." The women who discuss their political beliefs in the article clearly identify as Liberal. Not included? A single conservative perspective.

#OMISSION, MARGINALIZATION


Progressive Privilege New York Post: JPMorgan Chase accused of purging accounts of conservative activists

May 25 2019

JPMorgan Chase closes several conservative customers' bank accounts. Not targeted? Liberal activists.

#OMISSION


Progressive Privilege Fox News: MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace asks Beto O'Rourke to 'play media critic': 'What can we do better?'

May 24 2019

Doubtful that Wallace will ask Trump or any 2020 conservative candidates the same question.

#GLAMORIZING


Progressive Privilege The Guardian : Kirsten Gillibrand can't break through – is sexism to blame?

May 20 2019

Blaming sexism for Gillibrand not leading the polls

#DAMAGECONTROL


Progressive Privilege Marie Claire: Sunny Hostin Shares the Shocking Reason She Ended Up On TV

May 20 2019

Flattering profile of Sunny Hostin. Unlikely that this has been done for more conservative hosts.

#GLAMORIZING


Progressive Privilege Elle: Senator Amy Klobuchar Isn't Afraid of Your Stories—Good, Bad, Salad Comb

May 15 2019

Elle profile personalizing Klobuchar in attempt to make her more likable going into 2020.

#GLAMORIZING


Progressive Privilege Human Events: ‘AOC Press’ Parody Killed in Latest Big Tech Election Interference.

May 6 2019

Twitter bans the popular parody account @AOCPress despite it complying with the rules. Double standard -- Pres. Trump parody accounts with big followings still up and running

#DAMAGECONTROL


Progressive Privilege NPR: Knock Down The House,' Follows 4 Female Political Insurgents Headed To Congress

May 4 2019

All 4 women featured in documentary are Democrats

#OMISSION


Progressive Privilege Media Matters: Fox anchor Shannon Bream hosts another anti-LGBTQ group figure: Heritage's Kay Coles James

May 3 2019

Harsh words for Heritage's Kay Coles James from Media Matters

#DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege Teen Vogue: Andrew Gillum Lost the 2018 Midterms, But He's Still Moving Florida Forward

April 30 2019

Teen Vogue says that Andrew Gillum stays true to his word.

#AGGRANDIZEMENT


Progressive Privilege Teen Vogue: AOC Called Out Kellyanne Conway Over the Trump Administration's "Incompetent" Response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Ricoe

April 29 2019

Kellyanne Conway was criticized by AOC because her responses to tragedies weren't enough.

#DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege Teen Vogue: Donald Trump Has Delivered Over 10,000 False or Misleading Claims as President

April 29 2019

Teen Vogue accused President Trump of lying.

#DEHUMANIZATION


Progressive Privilege Vogue: Pete! Pete! Pete! Inside the Underdog Campaign Shaking Up the 2020 Race

April 29 2019

Vogue speaks highly of Pete Buttigieg, as “amiable and controlled.

#GLAMORIZING


Progressive Privilege Refinery29: Kirsten Gillibrand Speaks Mandarin, But All Anyone Can Talk About Is Mayor Pete

April 8 2019

Refinery 29 suggests Kristen Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren are being appreciated...and uses that as a hook to fawn over them.

#GLAMORIZING


Progressive Privilege Time Magazine: Change Is Closer Than We Think.' Inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Unlikely Rise

March 21 2019

Time Magazine features profile on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez depicting her as likeable and powerful.

#GLAMORIZING


Progressive Privilege Washingtonian: What It’s REALLY Like to Be a Woman in Congress

March 3 2019

Washingtonian features Democratic women in article on what it's like to be a woman in Congress.

#AGGRANDIZEMENT


The Hill : More than 60 former staffers defend Klobuchar as ‘a mentor and a friend’

February 25 2019

The Hill features a letter defending Klobuchar as ‘a mentor and a friend’ after she is accused of mistreating her staff.

#DAMAGECONTROL


Splinter News: Stop Calling AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib 'Radical,' Start Calling Everyone Else Cowards

February 22 2019

Showtime series Desus and Muro features Democratic females, ignores conservatives.

#OMISSION


The Washington Post: These ‘pragmatic progressives’ may be the future of the Democratic Party

February 21 2019

The Washington Post showcases new “pragmatic progressive"" to negate the perception that Democrats are socialists.

#DAMAGECONTROL


The Washington Post: The Democrats have an Israel problem — and it’s not Ilhan Omar

February 17 2019

The Washington Post explains Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib anti-semitic behavior.

#DAMAGECONTROL


The Hill : Female Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations

February 17 2019

The Hill jumps to Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s defense after she's accused of mistreating her staff.

#DAMAGECONTROL


Politico Magazine: The Most Important New Woman in Congress Is Not Who You Think

February 15 2019

Politico celebrates more Democratic females.

#AGGRANDIZEMENT


The Washington Post: Stop obsessing over these three freshman congresswomen

February 15 2019

The Washington Post steps in after sensing a backlash against 3 controversial new Democratic female Reps.

#DAMAGECONTROL


The Hill : GOP wants to pit Ocasio-Cortez against Democrats in the Senate

February 14 2019

The Hill presents GOP as bullying Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

#DAMAGECONTROL


The Washington Post: The real reason for the controversy over Ilhan Omar’s tweets

February 13 2019

The Washington Post calls Ilhan Omar’s anti-semitic tweet a “ill-considered.”

#DAMAGECONTROL


The New York Times: Kamala Harris Is Accused of Lying About Listening to Tupac. Here’s What Actually Happened.

February 13 2019

The New York Times jumps to Kamala Harris’ defense after she lies about listening to Tupac and Snoop Dogg.

#DAMAGECONTROL


Refinery29: Exclusive: New Hampshire's Maggie Hassan To Chair The Women’s Senate Network

February 12 2019

The Women’s Senate Network, a Democrat-Only female Senator group, depicted by Refinery29 as representing all women

#AGGRANDIZEMENT


Glamour: Paid Family Leave Would Change Working Women's Lives. Could a New Bill Make It Happen?

February 12 2019

Not one conservative woman in any of the stories featured at bottom of Glamour Magazine website.

#OMISSION


NewsBusters: We Love Them!' Barf: 'SNL' Promotes Liberal Democrat Women as Heroic Crime Fighters!

February 10 2019

SNL' Promotes Liberal Democrat Women as Heroic Crime Fighters.

#AGGRANDIZEMENT


Rolling Stone: Grammys 2019: Watch Alicia Keys Kicks Things Off With Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga

February 10 2019

Michelle Obama receives star treatment at 2019 Grammy Awards.

#GLAMORIZING


Mediate: Nancy Pelosi Lauded at Star-Studded Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala: She’s ‘Making History’

February 10 2019

Nancy Pelosi receives star treatment at 2019 Grammy Awards.

#GLAMORIZING


Teen Vogue: Women In Congress Wore Suffragette White to Protest Trump's State of the Union

February 6 2019

Teen Vogue features flattering photos of Democratic women who protested SOTU.

#GLAMORIZING


Glamour: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wore a Cape to the 2019 State of the Union

February 6 2019

Glamour helps popularize AOC's white cape.

#GLAMORIZING


USA Today: Can Stacey Abrams break the curse when she delivers the Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union?

February 5 2019

USA Today explains Stacey Abrams response to SOTU IN ADVANCE.

#DAMAGECONTROL


Huffington Post: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Powerful Portrait Of A New Wave Of Congresswomen

February 1 2019

Huffington Post features new Democratic Congresswoman, minimizing conservatives.

#OMISSION


CNN: Kamala Harris is open to multiple paths to 'Medicare-for-all'

January 30 2019

CNN helps Harris backtrack on Medicare for All issues.

#DAMAGECONTROL


Huffington Post: Get In, Millennials, We’re Going To Congress

January 22 2019

Huffington Post offers a defense of Millennial Democrats after facing backlash.

#DAMAGECONTROL


Vox: Kamala Harris has been criticized for her criminal justice record. She’s just begun to offer a response.

January 21 2019

Vox helps explain problematic issues for Kamala Harris in advance of 2020 campaign.

#DAMAGECONTROL


The Hill : Media makes up controversies to avoid criticism of Ocasio-Cortez

January 14 2019

Flattering video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released “anonymously” to help distract from controversies.

#GLAMORIZING


Glamour: What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Hoop Earrings Mean to Latina Women Like Me

January 11 2019

Glamour helps popularize AOC's hoop earrings.

#GLAMORIZING


Elle: Ana Navarro Got So Sick of Debating Trump Ally Steve Cortes She Started Filing Her Nails On-Air

January 10 2019

Elle jumps to the defense of Ana Navarro and CNN.

#DAMAGECONTROL


InStyle: The Badass 50: Meet the Women Who Are Changing the World

January 10 2019

InStyle’s list of 50 badass women ignores conservatives.

#OMISSION


The Washington Post: Elizabeth Warren has something Hillary Clinton didn’t

January 7 2019

The Washington Post tries to make Elizabeth Warren more likeable.

#DAMAGECONTROL


The Washington Post: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s very bad defense of her falsehoods

January 7 2019

The Washington Post helps AOC explain that facts don’t matter when you’re “morally right.”

#DAMAGECONTROL


The Washington Post: Who cares whether you think these women are likable. They’re in power now.

January 4 2019

The Washington Post says it doesn’t matter if female Democratic lawmakers are likeable.

#DAMAGECONTROL


The New York Times: Nancy Pelosi, Icon of Female Power, Will Reclaim Role as Speaker and Seal a Place in History

January 2 2019

The New York Times calls Nancy Pelosi the “Icon of Female Power.”

#AGGRANDIZEMENT


Vanity Fair: “WE DID NOT COME TO PLAY”: POLITICS’ NEW POWER PLAYERS ARE READY FOR A FIGHT

January 2 2019

Vanity Fair features new Democratic Congresswoman, largely ignoring conservatives.

#OMISSION


Glamour: What It's Like to Lose in the Year of the Woman

December 21 2018

Claire McCaskill and Heidi Heitkamp lose their respective elections; Glamour paints rosy picture

#DAMAGECONTROL


Huffington Post: Nancy Pelosi's Red Coat Was The Subtlest Power Move

December 14 2018

Huffington Post praises Nancy Pelosi's red coat, uses it to sell her as hip and powerful.

#GLAMORIZING


Marie Claire: “50 Influential Women on Why They’re Voting in the 2018 Midterm Elections.”

November 4 2018

Marie Claire snubs conservatives on list of influential women.

#OMISSION


Salon: Sarah Huckabee Sanders defends her boss: Trump will ""fight back"" against media critics

October 30 2018

Sanders' words about America being against prejudice couldn't be taken seriously b/c Trump called the far-right as ""very fine people.

#DEHUMANIZATION


Glamour: Meet the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year

October 30 2018

No conservative women recipients of Glamour Women of the Year award.

#OMISSION


Washington Examiner: Media says Elizabeth Warren's DNA test vindicates her, goes after Trump

October 15 2018

National media jumps to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s defense after she releases DNA test.

#DAMAGECONTROL


Salon: Cynthia Nixon declares herself a "democratic socialist": "Count me in”

July 11 2018

Salon touted Nixon but painted Kavanaugh in a negative light for his opposition on abortion, net neutrality, etc.

#AGGRANDIZEMENT


Teen Vogue: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wears Stila Matte Red Lipstick During Campaign

June 27 2018

Teen Vogue glamorized AOC's red lipstick.

#GLAMORIZING


NBC News: Model, first lady: Melania Trump conspicuously absent from magazine covers

February 20 2018

First Lady Melania Trump excluded from women's magazines.

#OMISSION


The Hill: Colbert trolls ‘Satan’s trophy wife’ Conway over using signs in interview

July 14 2017

Comedians call Kellyanne Conway “Satan’s trophy wife.”

#OBJECTIFICATION


The Guardian: Hillary Clinton's views evolve on gay marriage, just in time for presidential campaign

April 15 2015

The Guardian and others in liberal media willing to overlook that Hillary Clinton didn’t originally support gay marriage.

#DAMAGECONTROL


Glamour: Hillary Clinton Pulls A Pantsuit Out For The DNC: The Woman Knows What Works

August 27 2008

Glamour and others help Hillary Clinton by starting the Pantsuit Nation movement.

#GLAMORIZING