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Old 02-15-2018, 12:14 AM
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In Order to Keep Our Editorial Page Completely Balanced, We Are Hiring More Dipshits - McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Nailed it.
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Some bigly horseshit from the NY Times.

This is embarrassing.

Recent stuff from NY Times columnists: a call to ban porn, skepticism about global warming science (which erected a moronic straw man that warming science is not 100 percent ironclad, ignoring that science does not deal in absolute surety, only probabilities) and of course the gasbag David Brooks, who says liberals should pare back the fight over abortion rights because ... David Brooks.

In the above link, I fully understand what the editor is arguing. He's just wrong. Opinions contrary to the editorial stance of the Times should be reserved for guest columnists, of which there are one or two every single day. But paid staff columnists should be beholden to a higher standard than that of standard-issue morons and liars -- if the Times op-ed page has any standards at all. Which it now appears not to.
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Old 02-16-2018, 03:34 AM
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It should also be noted that several years ago, the Times discarded its venerable “Week in Review” op-ed section that appeared every Sunday, in which writers took a hard-boiled, in-depth analysis of the past week’s main stories. This section had been around since the 1920s, if memory serves.

In its place we got “Sunday Review,” an unreadable and nauseating mishmash of pop-psychology pieces and feel-good folderol, leavened only here and there by hard-hitting content that is increasingly rare. I suspect they did this because of some idiotic focus-group study that indicated people wanted lighter fare, as if journalism were beholden to public sentiment instead of the public good.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:13 AM
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Great. I didn't really want to go back to work, but if they are hiring dipshits, I'm in.
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:49 PM
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Excellent Twitter thread about why the Fuck the Fucking New York Times' editorial page has, well, nothing to tell us about the state of "conservatism" in the United States right now.



(Unrolled version: Unrolled thread from @drvox)
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Jake Tapper on Twitter: "GOP strategist: PA race is about control of narrative https://t.co/5FxQ9fQ6hc @HolmesJosh @neeratanden discuss @TheLeadCNN"

LOLGOP on Twitter: "We're one special election from someone talking about "social justice warriors" and "virtue signaling" on CNN like those are words adults should use.… https://t.co/09msERWoq6"
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From Daily Kos:

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Old 03-18-2018, 06:35 AM
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The Daily Fail appears to have had its YouTube channel terminated.

Edit: it's back.
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Don't click on Kam's link, it takes you to the Daily Fail's YouTube channel. Which looks unterminated. Interminable even.
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I shoulda screencapped, cuz it was terminated for violating standards or someshit.
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Old 03-18-2018, 07:34 PM
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Oh hey, an Eichenwald thrad.

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Should I even bother to tell you what an international shitstorm it would have been if any other country in the world had shot and killed 16 demonstrators and wounded one and a half thousand more?

Especially with this (by now deleted) tweet:







Videos of Palestinians shot walking, running and praying appear on social media, but US cables keep mum

Same for European 'news' outlets.
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I doubt local franchises are what most people think of as main stream, but of course they are, and they are just as bad, if not worse ...


Sinclair_Broadcast_Group#Must-run_segments | Wikipedia

And here's more from that John Oliver segment the wiki piece references:

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*gasp* who would have known unions were an effective means to preventing individuals being turned into robotic slaves for their corporate masters.

I'm ready for the sweeping changes as we realize Reagan era economics have all been a scam and corporations shouldn't be trusted... any day now...
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OMFG! I've just noticed I have Kamillah on pretend ignore! Sorry KH—the only thing I added to your earlier post was a wiki link!
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It's all good, these issues can't be overstated.
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So on a news stand here in the colonies I saw a international edition of the Express. The headline was a big fiery explosion and (I forget the exact wording) UK ATTACKS THE HEART OF EVIL. This was regarding Syria.
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BBC pays ethnic minority staff £20k a year less than white employees, senior editor claims | London Evening Standard

Et tu, BBC?
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