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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Inder » 02 Nov 2017, 6:29pm

The metrics justifying the shift to video are, unsurprisingly, pretty dubious.

Also, fuck Ricketts.

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Post by Inder » 03 Nov 2017, 6:47pm

A few weeks after Harvey,


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Post by Rat Patrol » 28 Dec 2017, 11:01pm

https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/ ... story.html

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Dec 2017, 7:25am

Rat Patrol wrote:
28 Dec 2017, 11:01pm
https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/ ... story.html

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I've certainly never worked on that kind of project. Really highlights how dull fixing and confirming citations really is. :disshame:
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Jan 2018, 2:34pm

Inder wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 2:17pm
This is incredible.
God, that was depressing. And paints how any mass movement could be derailed just by intentionally throwing out these shiny baubles of outrage to let people project their anger in the wrong direction.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by eumaas » 18 Jan 2018, 2:49pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 2:34pm
Inder wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 2:17pm
This is incredible.
God, that was depressing. And paints how any mass movement could be derailed just by intentionally throwing out these shiny baubles of outrage to let people project their anger in the wrong direction.
That's a fake, though. Look at the dates.
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Post by eumaas » 18 Jan 2018, 2:50pm

I mean, I have seen lots of stuff go down on Twitter in similar ways to this, but it seems intentionally exaggerated.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Jan 2018, 2:56pm

eumaas wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 2:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 2:34pm
Inder wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 2:17pm
This is incredible.
God, that was depressing. And paints how any mass movement could be derailed just by intentionally throwing out these shiny baubles of outrage to let people project their anger in the wrong direction.
That's a fake, though. Look at the dates.
Oh no, I know it was fake—an eerie two-months into the future. But however exaggerated it illustrates the contours of how social media crusading rage goes down.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Mar 2018, 8:33pm

Inder wrote:
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Geez, that's a helluva act. What do you call it?
The Capitalists!
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Flex » 28 Mar 2018, 1:32pm

i am absolutely in love with the ezra klein/sam harris feud. it's completely awesome that, after being dismantled by noam chomsky, sam harris has now decided to get savagely dunked on by the most milquetoast liberal i can possibly think of.

Here's sort of the Rosetta stone post (with links to other stuff, I highly recommend reading the e-mail exchange sam harris posted, for example) on it: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics ... bell-curve
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by JennyB » 28 Mar 2018, 2:31pm

Flex wrote:
28 Mar 2018, 1:32pm
i am absolutely in love with the ezra klein/sam harris feud. it's completely awesome that, after being dismantled by noam chomsky, sam harris has now decided to get savagely dunked on by the most milquetoast liberal i can possibly think of.

Here's sort of the Rosetta stone post (with links to other stuff, I highly recommend reading the e-mail exchange sam harris posted, for example) on it: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics ... bell-curve
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Mar 2018, 2:40pm

I've come to somewhat appreciate the existence of Dawkins and Harris, to clearly show that atheism isn't a monolith, and that atheists can demonstrate their religion-free morality by rejecting Dawkins and Harris as contemptible shitheads who make the world awful as much as any Bible-quoting bigot preacher.
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