Category Archives: News Media

Seventeen Year Olds Just Beclowned The Political Press Corps

And this is a very good thing. Wednesday evening, there was a CNN town hall in Florida about gun violence. Unlike most of these staged events, there wasn’t very much of a ‘press filter.’ Of course, in the absence of … Continue reading

Posted in News Media | Leave a comment

Il Trumpe’s Fear Of Sharks And The Original Call Out Culture

By now, it’s clear that we’ve elected a typical elderly, Fox News watching, white retiree as president, with all that entails. The link between what Il Trumpe tweets and what has Fox News has just aired is terrifying. In explaining … Continue reading

Posted in News Media, Propaganda, Resistance Rebellion And Death | Leave a comment

To Understand The NY Times, Watch What They Do

And by “do”, I mean from whom they take advertising money. A key reason why the NY Times seems so confounding to liberal-ish (and farther to the left as well) observers is that they really have two different target audiences, … Continue reading

Posted in News Media, Resistance Rebellion And Death | 1 Comment

There Is No Radical Democratic Bund

What I’m not getting about the NY Times’ coverage of the shutdown is how Democrats are being portrayed as radicals who are shutting down the government. Let’s ignore that Friday night’s continuing resolution wouldn’t have passed even if there were … Continue reading

Posted in News Media | 9 Comments

What Will It Take To Describe Il Trumpe’s Utterances As Racist?

And I’m not snarking. In case you missed it, Il Trumpe said this in front of two U.S. senators (boldface mine): President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from … Continue reading

Posted in News Media, Racism | 1 Comment

A Hypothesis About The NY Times Political Reporters

The motivations of the NY Times political reporters have always baffled me. They’re not left or right in any meaningful sense of the word: I get where The Nation or The National Review are coming from, but the NY Times … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, News Media | 2 Comments

You Are (Probably) Not The NY Times’ Real Audience

Here’s something that came across the Twitter transom from a promoted New York Times account: Your private marina on the private side of Miami Beach. https://t.co/fweHNzk58y pic.twitter.com/UBdktJx7GU — T Brand Studio (@TBrandStudio) November 15, 2017 For the full flavor, we’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, News Media | 1 Comment