Tagged: media

Gillette: The Best a Meme Can Get

There is no evidence that the “Better Men” ad had any impact on Gillette’s sales, positive or negative.

Tuning Out

However you want to divvy it up, spin it, analyze it, or otherwise talk around it, there is a definitive trend line of lessening interest at each mile post of the Mueller investigation.

New Day for Evening News?

The sign of the times isn’t so much that Cronkite’s seat is changing hands yet again, but that CBS feels the need to explain why the format matters at all.

Paying the Price of Admission

I write lots of words. In all that writing what you won’t find is specific mention by name of any of the Parkland kids. Till now.

Trophy Lives

It is epically discouraging to know that no matter how hard you try, someone else is always going to be better.

Rating the Mueller Report

The ratings are in for the Mueller report reveal, and after two years of angst and hype they were…

The Seekers

Search Party and the Everlasting Horror of Dory.

Save Our English

The beautiful thing about English is that you don’t have to use such an awkward phrasing as “accused of having sex with an incapacitated woman against her will”. You can use only three words: “accused of rape.”

The Fame Monster

Should we name the shooter after mass shootings? Yes, we should.

The Bitter Scribes

What becomes of the newspaper man? The journalists of tomorrow will be bitter, poor, or trust fund babies, and if you think they hate capitalism today, just wait.

Yes, He Won

Trump won. The fact that we hate it actually bolsters the case.

Should We All Read Less News?

While I will likely not eschew reading the news altogether, I have certainly become a more judicious consumer of it in recent times.

Ordinary World 4 Feb 2019

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 Story After the Story Tells the Story

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.

Real Fake News

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.

An Old Problem in the Present Day for New Media

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 Michael Avenatti Show Is Not Funny, or Political, Anymore

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.