When journalism goes bad

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by thoreau » 30 Apr 2018, 18:11

I do wish she had not criticized Sanders' appearance. I don't care at all about Sanders' feelings, but making this about appearance just raises a bunch of other issues that distract from what this should be about. It forces a lot of decent people to pause and be all "Wait, why am I laughing at a joke about how a female professional looks?" (Those who aren't decent will, of course, laugh without any self-reflection.) And the last thing I want is to have to pause and feel some sympathy for Trump's mouthpiece. I don't ever want to have to go there.

EDIT: When I heard her joke I was doing other things, so I missed the context for the smoky eye joke.

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Jennifer » 30 Apr 2018, 18:38

thoreau wrote:
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I do wish she had not criticized Sanders' appearance.
She didn't; she criticized Sanders' mendacity. I'm too lazy to look up the exact words, but it was something like "You burn the truth and use the ashes to make your smokey eye" -- smokey eye being a reference to eye makeup, not the eyes themselves.

And I took the Aunt Lydia comment not as a dig on her appearance, but as a reference to her being a woman who carries water for a woman-hating regime.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Jennifer » 30 Apr 2018, 18:40

Building on my last post: you know how football players put lines of that black stuff under their eyes to cut glare? What Wolf said was basically the equivalent of telling a dishonest football player "You burn the truth and use the ashes to make that anti-glare stuff." That's not a dig on the football player's appearance.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 30 Apr 2018, 19:22

thoreau wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 18:11
I do wish she had not criticized Sanders' appearance. I don't care at all about Sanders' feelings, but making this about appearance just raises a bunch of other issues that distract from what this should be about. It forces a lot of decent people to pause and be all "Wait, why am I laughing at a joke about how a female professional looks?" (Those who aren't decent will, of course, laugh without any self-reflection.) And the last thing I want is to have to pause and feel some sympathy for Trump's mouthpiece. I don't ever want to have to go there.
I am not seeing how you or anyone think she was making a jab at her appearance.

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by thoreau » 30 Apr 2018, 19:24

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 19:22
thoreau wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 18:11
I do wish she had not criticized Sanders' appearance. I don't care at all about Sanders' feelings, but making this about appearance just raises a bunch of other issues that distract from what this should be about. It forces a lot of decent people to pause and be all "Wait, why am I laughing at a joke about how a female professional looks?" (Those who aren't decent will, of course, laugh without any self-reflection.) And the last thing I want is to have to pause and feel some sympathy for Trump's mouthpiece. I don't ever want to have to go there.
I am not seeing how you or anyone think she was making a jab at her appearance.
Because when I listened to it I was doing other stuff at the time, so I missed a lot of context.

I will edit my previous post.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Mo » 30 Apr 2018, 23:10

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Warren » 01 May 2018, 10:29

Mo wrote:
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You be you NY Post.

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Mo » 09 May 2018, 14:11

Bari Weiss is an idiot. We never hear the sorts of things that folks Peter Theil, Jordan Peterson, Christina Hoff Summers or Ben Shapiro in the august pages of places like the NY Times.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Painboy » 21 May 2018, 22:41

@JasonL You thought you had bad hips because of genetics? Turns out it was because you lived in Shively for too long.

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 27 May 2018, 12:31

I found the tweet thread that we might be able to kill Nicole with if it becomes necessary:


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Post by nicole » 27 May 2018, 13:18

Anyone who saw that thread and thought Megan was in favor of civil war is a fucking moron
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 27 May 2018, 13:24

nicole wrote:
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Anyone who saw that thread and thought Megan was in favor of civil war is a fucking moron
I was just stealing pictures, but what she is saying is still dumb. Bruenig somehow outdumbs McArdle.

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Post by Aresen » 27 May 2018, 14:03

"Twee Cosmopolitan Elite" sounds like a seventies revival folk-rock band.
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Post by Warren » 27 May 2018, 14:31

Twitter has become some sort of encoded dialect. I can't figure out what either of them are saying beyond "I drink at the red sportsbar".
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by nicole » 27 May 2018, 16:08

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
27 May 2018, 13:24
nicole wrote:
27 May 2018, 13:18
Anyone who saw that thread and thought Megan was in favor of civil war is a fucking moron
I was just stealing pictures, but what she is saying is still dumb. Bruenig somehow outdumbs McArdle.
I didn’t mean you, and yes, and yes. Bruenig is like a singularity of terrible ideas.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 27 May 2018, 16:11

nicole wrote:
27 May 2018, 16:08
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
27 May 2018, 13:24
nicole wrote:
27 May 2018, 13:18
Anyone who saw that thread and thought Megan was in favor of civil war is a fucking moron
I was just stealing pictures, but what she is saying is still dumb. Bruenig somehow outdumbs McArdle.
I didn’t mean you, and yes, and yes. Bruenig is like a singularity of terrible ideas.
McArdle is like taking twice the dose of prescription Tylenol, and Bruenig is like drinking rubbing alcohol. Individually bad ideas; even worse together.

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by JD » 29 May 2018, 16:38

Man missing after "1,000-year flood" ravages Ellicott City for 2nd time in two years

Clearly, they need to find this man and stop him from ravaging the city.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Ellie » 29 May 2018, 17:03

Ahahaha! I read the headline before your comment and spent way too long trying to figure out why the missing man would be ravaging the city.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by lunchstealer » 29 May 2018, 17:18

It took me a bit to figure out how to parse that so that the man was the subject of 'ravages' instead of 'flood'. It seems pretty cromulent to me, and you have to kind of squint and tilt your head to make it wrong.

On a sadder note, his body has been found.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Ellie » 29 May 2018, 17:24

I read it the way you'd read "Man returning to the Olympics after knee injury wins a gold medal for the second time." It was just instinctive for me to parse it like that!
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by dead_elvis » 04 Jun 2018, 11:40

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by dead_elvis » 14 Jun 2018, 13:41

From Car and Driver's review of the Chevy Spark:
Newly available as part of the Drive Confidence package, which last year included forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning, is an automated emergency braking feature. In the event the Spark thinks you’re about to ignite a crash, it will apply the brakes for you or augment the driver’s braking inputs to avoid or minimize a collision.
Ignite a crash? PLEASE tell me he's merely being careless and not trying to make a horrifyingly godawful pun.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Jasper » 14 Jun 2018, 14:50

dead_elvis wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 13:41
From Car and Driver's review of the Chevy Spark:
Newly available as part of the Drive Confidence package, which last year included forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning, is an automated emergency braking feature. In the event the Spark thinks you’re about to ignite a crash, it will apply the brakes for you or augment the driver’s braking inputs to avoid or minimize a collision.
Ignite a crash? PLEASE tell me he's merely being careless and not trying to make a horrifyingly godawful pun.
Hmmm... did they move the gas tank to right behind the front grille?
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Mo » 19 Jun 2018, 13:59

Access journalism at its finest.

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by dhex » 30 Jun 2018, 14:30

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... on/561713/

First off Linkin Park haigiography the fuck?
Second off holy shit good job ignoring all metal
Third off nice job tying in Xanax SoundCloud rappers short shelf life
Fourth off Jesus dude why am I reading the Atlantic again?
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