Morning Ed: Media {2018.04.17.Tu}

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Michael Cain
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    Is there something peculiar happening with the Morning Ed articles? On Monday we got one titled for Tuesday (although the date was right), and now we have one titled for Thursday the 19th.Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    The post came from the future to warn us about Skynet!!Report

  3. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    Me1: A Kennedy exercising power in questionable ways? Just shocking!Report

  4. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    Me1: Is this a repeat from last week?

    Vox interviewed the makers of the new Chappaquitik movie. The film makers are deeply ambivalent about how conservatives are reacting to the film because they describe themselves as die-in-wool liberals.

    Me7: I never heard of her before this link.

    Me8: Yeah, I think if you advertise pay you need to pay. I wonder if we are going to see more and more stories like this though.Report

  5. Avatar Jaybird
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    I read stuff like Me1 and wonder how many future stories were squashed by this. Or kicked down the road to wait until after the person featured were dead.

    As for Me2, deep fake technology has only been around for… what? a handful of years? I’m trying to think of the first time they put somebody’s head on someone else’s body… Captain America: The First Avenger can’t be the first example, can it? That’s 2011. (And it’s probably cheating because the deep fakes as they exist now use non-green screened faces.)

    And now people can do stuff on their computers to swap celebrity faces with their favorite adult film stars. I’ve heard that such amateur work is still down in the uncanny valley somewhere… but that means that people with their home rigs are capable of pulling off what it took millions and millions of dollars to do in Rogue One.

    Buckle up.Report

    • Avatar Andrew Donaldson in reply to Jaybird
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      Regarding your point on Me1: It isn’t just everything covered up by this specific story. Those same people kept the secrete for 50 years, including some defending/excusing him even now. What else has been buried, excused, and covered for in that time span for some warped version of “greater good” in that time…Report

      • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Andrew Donaldson
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        While the “greater good” of 1969 is now known to be pretty dang problematic, we can take comfort in that the opponents of 1969’s “greater good” remain just as odious today as they were back then.

        So we can take comfort in the right people being opposed, even if we have to use flawed clay to make the vessels that opposed them.Report

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