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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Aug 2016, 9:34am

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Aug 2016, 7:38pm

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Flex » 18 Aug 2016, 2:04pm

Not that Gawker didn't have its problems, but all in all its ignominious end is pretty much Not A Good Thing.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Aug 2016, 2:31pm

Flex wrote:Not that Gawker didn't have its problems, but all in all its ignominious end is pretty much Not A Good Thing.
It was a net positive site for commentary and snark. Certainly some unseemly choices in the past, but getting sunk like that ain't good.

I'm not sure how all the sites bound up legally, so does this mean that Deadspin and Jezebel are also kaput?

edit: I see that only Gawker is being shuttered. Could be worse … depending on what changes are instituted at the others.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 18 Aug 2016, 3:52pm

I doubt they'll really, truly be gone because the traffic it generated was just too good. Univision already said there'd be no layoffs and that staff would be transferred within the company. That means there'll be a site exactly like Gawker promptly launched. It just won't be called Gawker, because that name is tainted beyond usefulness.

They had to kill it in order for it to live. That's all this amounts to.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by eumaas » 26 Aug 2016, 2:06pm

jesus christ I'm in a conversation with Matt Yglesias on twitter

where did my life go wrong?
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Aug 2016, 2:11pm

eumaas wrote:jesus christ I'm in a conversation with Matt Yglesias on twitter

where did my life go wrong?
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Wolter » 26 Aug 2016, 2:58pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:jesus christ I'm in a conversation with Matt Yglesias on twitter

where did my life go wrong?
Put in a good word for me!
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Aug 2016, 4:39pm

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:jesus christ I'm in a conversation with Matt Yglesias on twitter

where did my life go wrong?
Put in a good word for me!
The average ostrich egg could make an omelet that feeds 22 people. Ask him how many people his egg-shaped dome could feed.

I have always wanted to try a soft boiled ostrich egg. The yolk in a chickens egg is never big enough.

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 26 Aug 2016, 5:18pm

101Walterton wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:jesus christ I'm in a conversation with Matt Yglesias on twitter

where did my life go wrong?
Put in a good word for me!
The average ostrich egg could make an omelet that feeds 22 people. Ask him how many people his egg-shaped dome could feed.

I have always wanted to try a soft boiled ostrich egg. The yolk in a chickens egg is never big enough.
What a yolker.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Sep 2016, 4:27pm

Edward R. Murrow ain't walking thru the door …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cnn ... 3?section=&
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Sep 2016, 4:31pm

There's something hilarious, pathetic, and sad (hipathsad?) that this had to be done: http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/ ... lls-228836
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Spiff » 28 Sep 2016, 4:55pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:jesus christ I'm in a conversation with Matt Yglesias on twitter

where did my life go wrong?
Put in a good word for me!
He mentioned your name to him, and Matt said "I want to slit his fuckin' throat."

True story.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Sep 2016, 4:56pm

Spiff wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:jesus christ I'm in a conversation with Matt Yglesias on twitter

where did my life go wrong?
Put in a good word for me!
He mentioned your name to him, and Matt said "I want to slit his fuckin' throat."

True story.
*swoon*
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 03 Oct 2016, 11:17pm

http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/3/13155 ... ting-costs

This is par excellence.

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