When journalism goes bad

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Andrew » 09 Nov 2018, 15:11

Jasper wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 12:57
nicole wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 11:24
It more just came to mean “lying,” which is dumb because the point was to describe something much more specific than that.
No, my dear, you're mistaken. It's always only meant lying. You must be confused.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Painboy » 14 Nov 2018, 11:59

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... /38452267/
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Post by JD » 07 Dec 2018, 14:23

Rarely has there been a better example of Betteridge's Law: Does Trump Even Understand How Tariffs Work?
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Post by Jennifer » 09 Dec 2018, 16:20

The first time I said this I meant it as a joke, but now I'm kinda thinking it might be for real: Trump seems to think the game of Monopoly describes how economics actually works -- "mutually beneficial trade" and "prosperous, peaceful economic co-existence" are not possible, because the only way you can win is for everybody else to lose.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by thoreau » 09 Dec 2018, 18:27

Maybe he'll go away if we agree to let him first use eminent domain to claim Boardwalk and Park Place?
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by JD » 14 Dec 2018, 14:39

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 300383002/ :
Fintech investing platform Robinhood on Thursday introduced its own no-fee checking and savings products that earns 3 percent. That is three-quarters of a point higher than the next-best available rate and thousands of times higher than what the big banks provide.
"Thousands of times higher"??? That would mean that the big banks are paying less than .003%. Interest rates are low, but they're not that low. According to the very same article,
The national savings rate on deposits under $100,000 is 0.09 percent, per the FDIC. It’s even lower – 0.06 percent – on interest checking accounts.
3 / 0.06 is 50, not "thousands". I guess that's what you get for taking financial advice from America's Coloring Book Newspaper.
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Post by Mo » 15 Dec 2018, 12:42

I wonder what goes into that calculation. Chase, Wells and BofA offer 0.01% (presumably rounded up) on checking. So it’s closer to 3-600x from the big guys.
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Post by Warren » 15 Dec 2018, 17:23

The checking and savings products are not technically bank accounts. They are separate balances held within a Robinhood brokerage account. Your checking and savings funds are not FDIC-insured.
Fuck that noise. My bank pays 1% on a FDIC insured checking account.
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Post by Mo » 16 Dec 2018, 07:24

Robinhood had to pull it down after implying it was covered by SIPC protection, when the SIPC hadn’t been contacted and no such protection was guaranteed.

Robinhood Will Retool Checking Product Following Scrutiny https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... g-scrutiny
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Mo » 20 Dec 2018, 07:52

The NY Times has officially run out of place to do, “36 hours in...” Anaheim is fine, but not worthy to a dedicated travel article. Also, Sunday takes part right in my childhood backyard and they miss the most interesting restaurant and the nature center highlighted is pretty lame.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/trav ... aheim.html
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by dead_elvis » 31 Dec 2018, 18:09

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When journalism goes bad

Post by Mo » 06 Jan 2019, 08:34

I don’t think I’ve seen this little self-awareness in a human being since Dojito developed object permanence. Yes NYTimes political reporters, please tell us how bad granting anonymity to powerful people so they can push their agenda is. A senior administration official thinks you’re totally right
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Eric the .5b » 06 Jan 2019, 15:28

Mo wrote:
06 Jan 2019, 08:34
I don’t think I’ve seen this little self-awareness in a human being since Dojito developed object permanence. Yes NYTimes political reporters, please tell us how bad granting anonymity to powerful people so they can push their agenda is. A senior administration official thinks you’re totally right
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Warren » 06 Jan 2019, 15:33

Eric the .5b wrote:
06 Jan 2019, 15:28
Mo wrote:
06 Jan 2019, 08:34
I don’t think I’ve seen this little self-awareness in a human being since Dojito developed object permanence. Yes NYTimes political reporters, please tell us how bad granting anonymity to powerful people so they can push their agenda is. A senior administration official thinks you’re totally right
Ow. Can we get some extensive skin grafts for that burn?

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Mo » 16 Jan 2019, 04:33

NBC had to be shamed into characterizing Steve King's comments racist.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Mo » 16 Jan 2019, 15:55

Some dudes called Laura Loomer pretending to be Twitter execs telling her that CAIR got her kicked off Twitter. She fell for it, because of course she did. The crazy thing is she peddled it to the WSJ and they published it uncritically and “stand by their reporting”.

https://www.gq.com/story/wall-street-jo ... wing-prank
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