The most tone-policed person in the world is Donald Trump

The most tone-policed person in the world is Donald Trump, by Ann Althouse.

Wikipedia: “Tone policing (also tone trolling, tone argument and tone fallacy) is an ad hominem and antidebate appeal based on genetic fallacy. It attempts to detract from the validity of a statement by attacking the tone in which it was presented rather than the message itself. …”

Tone-policing is just about the same thing as what I’ve been calling “civility bullshit.” (It’s my observation that calls for civility are always bullshit. It’s always because of what you are saying, because if the civility enforcers agreed with you, they’d be celebrating your passion.) …

The most tone-policed person in the world is Donald Trump. …

And I want to connect this to something I wrote about yesterday: that NYT op-ed arguing that speech that comes in the wrong form — like Milo Yiannopoulos, but not Charles Murray — should be understood as “literally a form of violence” and suppressed.