Tagged: journalists

Move over

The world will survive without Gawker, Splinternews, and Deadspin. And, it has to be said, no one seeking political insight turns to a sports journalist.

The world would be harmed irreparably if real journalistic ventures like the NY Times or WaPo were to fold.

That said: There’s a symbiotic relationship between the Times and WaPo on one side, and Trump on the other. Each benefits from other’s existence.

One of the US’s biggest exports under Trump is race hate.

When a meeting of Klansmen at the Emmett Till memorial becomes a pop-up Trump campaign rally.

At this stage, bubonic plague would top Trump by double digits. He’s political roadkill.

People are surprised Trump was booed at MSG last night. They apparently don’t realize that he stuck NYC with unpaid tax bills, ugly architecture, and several hundred cases of STDs.

Bern and Harris supporters react strongly whenever Buttigieg gets attention.

Bible-based companies tend to engage in shady business practices (see Under Amour).

“When Analytics Fails” could be the title of A. J. Hinch’s new book.

Any nineteenth-century writer or poet worthy of mention did opium and absinthe.

And that’s saying a lot

Rudy gonna spend what’s left of his graveyard years in Ossining, NY.

Keebler endorses Jeff Sessions.

The GOP have abandoned the rule of law. It will continue until the electorate chucks them.

Sad to see the newbie Minnesota Congressperson coddle the Erdogan dictatorship/caliphate.

Incels are susceptible to Ayn Rand for libidinal reasons and Steve Bannon took advantage of that.

Bern, and Warren somewhat, are riding their “crisis theory” for all it is worth. After the chaos and illegality of Trump, voters seem to seek the return to a boring, legitimate presidency, which is not represented by rhetoric of “revolution” or the disruption M4A would entail.

Why do reporters incessantly retweet and hype each other?

Threads

It’s great to reach the age when you realize other people’s problems with your identity are really other people’s problems, not yours.

Then they can be easily and absolutely dismissed, banished to the limbo of bad theory and infantile ethics.

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The saffron Mussolini will be seated in the Nats’ ballpark.

Speaking of which, the Deferment President described the demise of al-Baghdadi as follows:

He had dragged 3 of his young children with him. He reached the end of the tunnel as our dogs chased him down. He ignited his vest, killing himself and the 3 children.

I imagine that’s also how Donnie’s reign will end.

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A million NRA hearts are broken as Maria Butina is deported back to her GRU desk job in Russia.

People are upset with Bernie Sanders over the answer he gave to a question about how to handle potentially violent interactions with the police. One has to remember that for Bern, police officers are part of the working class. Thus, they are part of his revolution.

Bill Maher is upset Hillary Clinton owned Tbilisi Gabbard who then owned herself by  moving towards a third party bid (as predicted by Hillary Clinton).

Bern had to come to the defense of one of his leading surrogates (Gabbard) or risk the charge of disloyalty from his cultish followers. He apparently doesn’t care that a fleet of Russian bots and other GRU measures have been launched to support Tulsi.

The Joker could just as well be Michael Tracey or Jeet Heer or anyone who writes for The Intercept, Jacobin magazine, or the defunct Splinternews.

I think all pundits and professional journalists are anxious to see Biden fall and someone else rise (Warren, Bern, even Buttigieg or Wang) just so they’ll have something interesting to write about. If Biden were to cruise to victory, the media bottom line would suffer.

New opened eyes

Susan Sontag is the last, quality “public intellectual” the US has produced.

3% of socialists for neolib Buttigieg. What would Rosa Luxemburg think?!

Splinter News was shut down. A quick history of corporate overlords shutting down historic entities:

East India Company 1600-1874
Edsel 1956-1959
Splinter 2017-2019

One Splinter writer, Emma Roller,  did her “proudest work” for “vulture capitalists goons.”

The Splinter writers occupy a “contradictory class location”: neither prole nor owner of capital. (See E O Wright + a nod to Jeet Heer).

2 years is about the average life-span of a leftwing publication. It’s odd to hear its writers blame private equity ownership now when they accepted their paychecks for two years without a peep of disdain for neolib financing.

And, to be honest, it was surprising to learn AOC paid neolib prices for a posh haircut.

Trump’s next wife will come from Turkey.

Neolib Obama defended the Kurds. Trump “the Peacemaker” does not.

Purity politics is for religionists. I don’t know why an intelligent person like Warren feels a need to indulge in it.

Takt

Working the impeachment beat must be extremely frustrating for journalists, especially if one acts as if Pelosi doesn’t exist.

Re Dorian and Alabama: Trump is rolling around in his own scat.

Oh Moon of Alabama
We now must say goodbye
We’ve lost our good old mama
And must have whisky, oh, you know why.

A sharpie and a dull brain make nonsense.

Trump’s dementia undermines whatever credibility he had with pundits and Susan Sarandon.

Why are intelligent people responding to the natterings of a man afflicted with dementia praecox?

WaPo has taken possession of what’s left of Donald Trump’s mind.

Dorian, et. al target climate change denying states. The Wrath of God, natural selection, or Die List der Vernunft?

Ocean

I hope the Democratic candidates will address the new Jane Crow laws that have popped up in MAGAstates (Ohio, Georgia, and Alabama).

Trump is buying votes again.

Men are the weaker sex.

In 2016, pundits assessed Biden as the most consequential (in a positive way) VP in history. Now pundits are rewriting their own history re Biden.

Nature is, frankly, hostile.

Ben Shapiro is another alt-right meathead with a massive following in prisons.

Let’s end all the whatabouts: there’s only one Notre-Dame de Paris.

If people in red states are OK with promiscuous gun laws, then why should anyone care when the laws enable fresh massacres there?

Ballad of lemons

Trump’s former associates should fear Putin’s ire more. Trump retaliates with childish nicknames; Putin uses chemical weapons.

The White House released a picture of a Putin puppet and opioid addict playing golf.

One can’t be a Republican politician without also being a hypocrite. What this lot have added to their list of official positions is “Russian agent.”

Sarah Sanders’ soul is predestined for the hot place for lying like the Devil.

Journalists are not astute thinkers.

They’re limited by very short term thinking (tomorrow’s front page, tomorrow’s A block) and an obsession for the “scoop” as opposed to the truth. Big news events like Russia-Trump collusion are simply beyond their pay grade.

In 50 years, no one will know who Brian Leiter was.