Bari Weiss has no access to a major media platform except for the one she quit voluntarily and the many other ones she appears on constantly #cancelculture https://t.co/SHzaKDAKvf
— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) October 18, 2021
And very marketable!
david attenborough voice-over: as the life cycle of the common american media grifter comes to an end, she nestles comfortably among her far right companions and closes her eyes, her journey complete pic.twitter.com/CMwhXAdVLU
— ?? the cates of hell ?? (@caitlinmoriah) October 17, 2021
Just look around…
i can't even really make fun of him anymore because he's an artist. any dipshit can get paid half a million to take zoomcalls on Fox a few times a year. it takes a true poet to constantly sound like that, for free, from a Brazilian favela mansion. he's like Burroughs in Morocco
— halloween display name ?????? (@MenshevikM) October 18, 2021
I’ve said before that “the media” is the ideal destination for rich, well-connected mediocrities. You don’t have to have passed the bar or made it through med school (etc), but you do need the money to do internships and then live in NYC or DC on little to no pay https://t.co/RRvfigTC34
— Matthew Sitman (@MatthewSitman) October 15, 2021
Fucker Carlson as a CIA agent?
Fire all of the writers for being slapdicks high on their own farts.
Fuck yeah they will. Cheers!
I find myself wishing the CIA did take him. At least it would be officially criminal for him to speak
@mrmoshpotato: Maybe it was the Culinary Institute of America that rejected Tucker
I’m clever. Or at least I think I am. But Twitter comments blow me away. I realize they are curated or whatever word I don’t know, but damn, that’s a fine piece of writing about GG. The Burroughs bit is great.
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
I once saw the editor and chief of Times say research showed that only 12% of subscribers read a portion of the editorial/op-ed page.
“a portion” which could mean they read the letters to the editor or the editorial or a specific columnist or an occasional guest opinion piece.
Of course when you do this type of polling people are going to lie because they want to seem more engaged then someone who in reality only reads the crosswords and style section.
So basically anyone who appears on the editorial pages are rarely ever read. Myself, I wouldn’t even know this person but blogs get a kick outta roasting the dufus.
And they’re still confused about why he kept calling himself an “agent.”
ICYMI, Adam Schiff was just on Colbert.
To be fair, not all rich, well connected people in journalism are useless. Anderson Cooper seems competent enough and is very defensive about his Vanderbilt connection. When he was coming up, he seems to have taken on rough assignments to show he wasn’t just some dilettante.
@Sloane Ranger: Same with Ronan Farrow.
The Horseshoe Theory of politics is an update of Eric Hoffer’s True Believer, who first pointed out that fanatics of the left and right politically (and religious fanatics as well) shared the same attraction to authoritarianism.
So is it just that this site is borderline unusable with all the reloads that has decimated overnight comments? Or is something else going on? Used to be more action overnight. Or more insomniacs.
Also too, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Weiss is German for white, because the writers for this reality shit show we live in just love that kind of thing.
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
He’s wrong. There was nothing slow about it. They caved-in quickly.
@NotMax: Did not know that!
Gin & Tonic
@satby: Not insomnia for me; waiting for a plane. First time in a bit over a year and a half.
@Gin & Tonic: Safe travels! I was supposed to be in London right now, but it didn’t work out. Next year for sure.
Positively moribund here. Guess I’ll finish my coffee and go back to bed ?
@Gin & Tonic: Something I will probably never do again.
@?BillinGlendaleCA: Congrats on your private jet!
@mrmoshpotato: Who said anything about a private jet? I only go as far as my Prius will take me.
The senior flu shot really knocked me for a loop. I haven’t slept that well in years. Went to bed for a brief nap and woke up twelve hours later. And my arm isn’t even sore.
ETA But today is the day we take pitbull in to have oncologist look at her mast cell tumor.
@sab: Good luck.
Even if the long term prognosis isn’t great, she may have months left to enjoy and be spoiled. Which is sometimes a better choice than pursuing painful treatments that won’t dramatically change the outcome. That’s what I did with both Hershey and Bubba, who just went two weeks ago. Lots of spoils, snuggles, and vanilla ice cream and treats, plus palliative care.
@satby: Thank you. I am so sorry to hear about you losing your dog
ETA How did you know that we take her out for vanilla ice cream? It’s her favorite treat.
@satby: Sweet dreams
Is this the dog you got recently with Dobby? Bummer. I hope the prognosis is good.
@Steeplejack: Yep. Ponyo the goldfish dog. Dobby’s big sister.
Sorry to hear about your recent loss. ??
@Keith P.: They do have very high standards.
@David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch:
Agree with that. What did Schiff say about McCarthy… “it took him all of 30 seconds” to cave? (Go Schiff!)
Also, I don’t know who wrote that bit at Youtube, but it waren’t the LSSC crew. I think they upload full length clips the following day. ETA w/ a full Late Show header.
Speaking of the political horseshoe, @LizBurgh reported that Charles Dunlop, head of Amby Genetics, donated $500,000 to the “progressive” Justice Democrats SuperPAC last year. Before 2018, Dunlop’s mainly donated to hard-right California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. Since Rohrabacher lost Dunlop has donated to Tulsi Gabbard, Nina Turner, and Justice Democrats.
Liz Burgh researches FEC filings and focuses some on Justice Democrats and the candidates they sponsor.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
Gallop latest poll showed a 4% drop in those identifying as a Republicans. More evidence that all this frantic gerrymandering and MAGA appeasement from the GOP is because the GOP knows it’s in big trouble and getting desperate. Sort of ironically self defeating too, my sense is a lot of conservatives are getting turned off from the GOP because of all the anti-science and racism, and the people the GOP are choosing to placate are brain dead fan bois who only vote when they see their idles name is on the ticket. Maybe the entire party can their last name to Trump.
I’m not having any automatic reloading happen, just the usual problem where the comment box doesn’t work and requires manual reload.
A few years ago, there was a website that no longer exist that analyzed the backgrounds of NY Times writers. Most of them were the children of the rich who were being supported by their families while living in NYC. The most common exception to the rich kid track were the crime/police beat reporters. That is where a middle class kid could get into the NY Times.
@Geminid: Yup, nothing out of the ordinary or of concern to Democrats AT ALL ??♂️
@?BillinGlendaleCA: You said you will probably never be waiting for a plane again, so congrats on your private jet. ?