Category: Media

Call it the law of unintended consequences. The internet is a disruptive technology comparable to the Gutenberg press. Initially it was seen as a global encyclopedia, making all human knowledge available to everyone. Then social media arose, and I saw …

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The NYTimes just published a fascinating article, not for its content, but for its tone. Starting with the headline “With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media on Turnout and Intelligence Rift“, the message is that the Trump administration lies, and those …

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Slate is launching an attempt to mark fake news. They will “rely on crowdsourcing and human moderation by Slate staffers and contributors.” There will probably be sabotage attempts by bad actors, and the results will be criticized for liberal bias …

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There has been much coverage of fake news stories and how they might have affected the election. Interestingly,┬áthe news site owners said that the only stories that went viral were pro-conservative ones. He was amazed at how quickly fake news …

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I have railed for months about the pro-Clinton bias in the NYTimes. Today’s headline reads┬áThree Crucial States Show Tight Races Between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton PARA 2: “The Quinnipiac University surveys, released on Tuesday, show Mrs. Clinton leading Mr. …

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…that Obama is a Muslim. Sigh. The Pew Forum.

Chicago cops are being advised that all of the 3,000 international journalists planning to cover the G-8 will be committing a felony when they turn on their audio devices to record the public arrests of protestors. Slate. I do not …

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In today’s NYTimes, David Carr critiques Jon Stewart’s attack on the media as insignificant because “In even a good news night, about five million people take a seat on the cable wars, which is less than 2 percent of all …

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There is an excellent analysis of the plight of newspapers on Groklaw, and PJ ends by pointing out that Groklaw itself is an example of what the newspapers have not been providing, and what will arise in the wake of …

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In this CNET article, GateHouse Media object on the grounds of copyright infringement because the NYT uses the headline and first sentence, but their real gripe is that it links directly to the article, not to the front page, and …

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