Media and Entertainment
If you get most of your news from your Facebook feed these days, you probably get the feeling that you’ve no idea where the articles you read actually come from anymore. Regrettably, this is entirely by design and completely predictable outcome given the digital media’s obsession with getting clicks. The problem is now so bad that… Read More
The feeling of having nothing left to lose, while daunting, is also liberating. Think about the times in your life when you’ve put in your two weeks at a job and life has handed you one of those rare occasions as an adult when you can truly stop giving a fuck because your actions don’t really matter anymore anyway. Maybe you didn’t go completely off the deep end and start telling everyone you ever disliked at your workplace to go eat a bag of dicks, or set the break room on fire because you’d spent years dealing with a snack machine that ate your change. But being a lame duck brings with it certain privileges…READ MORE…
At the risk of canonizing The Daily Banter’s reputation as a perpetual Glenn Greenwald debunking outlet, The Intercept’s latest article is so rife with comical school boy errors it would be irresponsible of us not to unpack it for the farcical piece of nonsense it is. In Greenwald’s latest screed against vast and pernicious western governments, he decries… Read More
I realize the deep irony in such a review given how I’ve been slamming the reporting surrounding Ed Snowden since day one (I stand by all of it), as well as Glenn Greenwald’s national security reporting for several years prior to that, but I tend to give filmmakers far more latitude because while documentaries can be journalism, they don’t have to be in order to be great.
If you believe vaccinations cause autism or that children’s bodies simply can’t handle multiple vaccination shots, there’s a pretty good chance nothing the host of a TV show can say will convince you otherwise (unless maybe that host is Jenny McCarthy). That’s why last week, Jimmy Kimmel brought on some real-life doctors for a PSA aimed at getting people to vaccinate their children.
Imposing presence or not, the reason Bill O’Reilly is now threatening reporters and shouting insults at critics and engaging in ad hominem attacks against those questioning his reporting history is that enough people behind the scenes played his enablers. Maybe it was upper-management forcing his immediate staff to treat him with kid gloves or maybe those who were able to talk tough to him simply accepted the idea that his quick temper and fits of insane rage were just Bill being Bill. Either way, he never should’ve been allowed to be a one-man wrecking ball throughout a good portion of his career.
You are presented with a choice. A series of choices, honestly, with the recent distraction of the color-changing dress that has taken the Internet by storm like a Grumpy-Cat-Star-Wars-Kid-Bill-Cosby-Meme-Uma-Thurman-Did-Something-To-Her-Face blitzkrieg of complete and total but absolutely momentary domination.