There is still quite a bit of doubt that the lawsuit will be successful. Still, the fulcrum point of any civic action as to whether it is going anywhere or not is discovery, and having probing eyes into his operations is something Alex Jones cannot be happy about.
The follow-up stories to the headline grabbing viral ones never receive as much attention. This one, where Der Spiegel’s Christoph Scheuermann went to the town at the center of the Claas Relotius scandal, should.
Der Spiegel is a popular German news magazine, and is world-renowned for their in-depth investigative reporting. But now they are answering investigative questions themselves, as prominent journalist Claas Relotius has been found to be a fraud.
While I ponder how to extricate myself from the gooey mire of QAnon Twitterland, please learn a lesson from my folly: You cannot troll those who have attached themselves to perhaps the biggest troll of all time.
In banning Jesse Kelly, Twitter managed to create a martyr and shoot themselves in the foot at the same time.
Sometimes, if you let them, people can still surprise you. And for once, an outrage cycle story gets a happy, appropriate ending.
Like many, I prefer to start my days with a jolt of news-induced panic, although I couldn’t tell you why.
Michael Myers is back and basically the same.
The lawsuit, and Elliott’s plan to “dox” and expose the women who anonymously added to the list, were met with the expected mixed reaction, from cheers of encouragement to Elliott for “fighting back”, to, of course, GoFundMes for both parties.
The “My Favorite Murder” podcast, in which the two hosts take turns telling each other a story about a true-life murder each week, was #1 on iTunes within six months of the first episode. The show soon had a dedicated Facebook fan group and Twitter following (in which I am a late-but-enthusiastic-participant.)
I have no way of knowing where the overlap of Tucker Carlson the man and Tucker Carlson the brand occurs. But we have enough body of work on the latter to know what he is implying and to what audience it is aimed, and it is not to be a positive towards people of differences.
So, the other day I tweeted disagreement with popular Twitter personality Jesse Kelly, and found myself at the bottom of a dog pile.
As vile as I find Jones to be, if his First Amendment rights were being violated I would defend him and his company. But that isn’t what is happening here.
The New York Times’ defense of radicalization is inadequate.
Here is my story.
Jim Acosta and CNN versus Trump and the MAGA crowd is the most entertaining storyline going in news media. Which is exactly how it was designed to be.
If the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he isn’t real, the GOP’s greatest trick is convincing working Americans that literally destroying the federal government is in their best interests.
19 years after Columbine, not much has changed. As kids across the country leave class to protest school violence in National Walkout Day, let us reflect on how we got here.
How Ben Shapiro helped build a conservative movement Trump could thrive in.
The spot heard around the country