The Mask Debate, Pt MMCMCCLXLLXXXXVIII
The esteemed Cochrane Library published the results of their study of mask studies and their conclusion was unambiguous: Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of influenza‐like illness (ILI)/COVID‐19 like illness compared to not wearing masks (risk ratio (RR) 0.95, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.84 to 1.09; 9 […]
A Little Boredom, Please
Our nation is like a pack of overstimulated toddlers bingeing on Halloween candy.
“Y’all Sound Racist, but I don’t Blame You”
#ScottAdams Oh shit!
“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” I haven’t been comfortable with the rightwing infosphere for years. Sure, there are some reasoned thinkers out there, but I find most commentary from the right to be cherry-picked, facile, revanchist, backward-looking, reductive and derivative. Crazy cons are aiming their pea shooters at […]
A Defense of Journalism
Shabby Commentary Ideologically purblind fabulist Jonathan Chait threw an incredibly pathetic hissy fit about Jeff Gerth’s piece, The Press Versus the President, published in the Columbia Journalism Review. His accusations that the CJR report on press Russiagate failures amount to “siding with Trump,” and being “pro Trump,” reveal his rage-fueled bias. Nowhere in Gerth’s 20,000 […]
Trumped and Outfoxed
Like their competitors on the left, Fox News panders to the peanut gallery. The model: Straddle the divide between real-world fact and partisan fantasy, and keep the peanut gallery happy by skewing the narrative as much as you can without doing too much violence to the truth. Omission of key information is a big help. […]
Trumped Up Press Coverage
The press had enough verifiable fodder on Trump. Why exaggerate?
“Full of sound and fury and signifying very little.”
The Infotainment Media Complex is good at reporting on fake boobs and butts, vapid personalities “owning” one another, and generally blowing up localized, insignificant events into major controversies. What its not good at is reporting news and watchdogging government. The Columbia Journalism Review’s Russiagate post-mortem is comprehensive and damning. Yes, the press were willing dupes […]
Florida Whistleblower Update!
Remember the Florida covid data “whistleblower?” She just pled guilty.
Twitter Files Revealed “Dangerous Precedents”
Government-Media cooperation is never good.