Trump won. The fact that we hate it actually bolsters the case.
While I will likely not eschew reading the news altogether, I have certainly become a more judicious consumer of it in recent times.
If you had a reaction to that Michelob Ultra commercial where Zoe Kravitz goes soundlab with tapping, whispers, and drinking, there is a reason for that: it was designed that way.
Your Ordinary World for Monday with links about the Super Bowl, HBCU still struggling, Ralph Northam, Progressive FoPo in 2020 campaign, find every language, conservative media, and a trailblazing flyer gets historic sendoff.
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.
Whereas once they were thought to be climbing to success upon the dying corpses of newspapers and magazines, “new media” publishers and websites find times are getting tough. The same fate that brought low their predecessors, the drying up of advertising dollars, might be in the offing for them, too.
The problem is once again the focus will all be on the celebrity accused of abuse, and the conversation that we should be having but never seem to get around too on domestic violence will once again be relegated.
Sometimes we need to turn to a sub-culture to find the specialized vocabulary that most accurately describes phenomena in the main culture.
Minding the media.
The news that Sen. John McCain will no longer seek medical treatment for his illness brings about a chance to use the sometimes controversial Senator as a test of character. Not his, ours.
The killing of the merger comes two weeks after President Trump waded into the issue on Twitter, going against his own FCC to criticize scrutiny by government over the proposed merger.
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.
News, Views, & Fake News
Babylon Bee, local newspapers, mugshots, and getting pwned by Trump.
I am not a Fox News watcher. I don’t even have it as an option with what I currently stream. I am vaguely aware of Neil Cavuto, and perceived him more as a business guy than political guy, though I don’t watch. But this piece by David Folkenflik for NPR gave me more than one reason to reconsider the man.
I’m not sure I ever had a Media section before the rise of Trump. Now it’s almost as regular as Politics. Hmmm.
The question now is, what conservative outlets will remain open to criticizing the President, despite the dollars to be made in not doing so? What market, if any, is there for a loyal opposition from the right to the President and his hardcore followers?
The media is/are dumb.
This week: Conspiracies, Media, Labor, Economics, Family, and Stigma!
A look at the media coverage of the West Virginia strike.
Is the media being sexist against Hope Hicks?
The players and who’s watching them.
What the hell happened to Newsweek?!
The news you can use about the news.
Watching the watchers, commentating on the commentators.
This week: Relationships, Politics, Media, Business, and Food!
The fault lies not in the stars, but in the politicians, our gods, and our media.
Watching the watchers.
The news of the news.
We’ll do it live.
News! Fake and otherwise.
What ailes right-wing news?
This week: Crime, Food, Media, Religion, and History!
This week: Cities, Education, Media, Technology, and War!