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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 06 Oct 2016, 9:29am

http://www.si.com/tech-media/2016/10/06 ... gery-voice

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by eumaas » 19 Oct 2016, 11:29am

http://harpers.org/archive/2016/11/swat ... /?single=1

Not without quibbles, but I thought this was basically a good piece on bias against Sanders.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Oct 2016, 12:09pm

eumaas wrote:http://harpers.org/archive/2016/11/swat ... /?single=1

Not without quibbles, but I thought this was basically a good piece on bias against Sanders.
My impressions at the time was that the press coverage—the critical, that is—was coded in a caricature of Millennials as unserious, lazy, and fantasy-driven. Clinton was for adults (Boomers) with long resumés and know-how to apply the same solutions to any given problem. There's almost certainly a lot of my own analytical bias in all that, but the anti-Sanders coverage was generational.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Wolter » 19 Oct 2016, 12:19pm

eumaas wrote:http://harpers.org/archive/2016/11/swat ... /?single=1

Not without quibbles, but I thought this was basically a good piece on bias against Sanders.
Good read. As you say, not without quibbles, but a better analysis than I've come to expect from self-proclaimed liberals this year.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Oct 2016, 12:29pm

Wolter wrote:
eumaas wrote:http://harpers.org/archive/2016/11/swat ... /?single=1

Not without quibbles, but I thought this was basically a good piece on bias against Sanders.
Good read. As you say, not without quibbles, but a better analysis than I've come to expect from self-proclaimed liberals this year.
Frank is definitely on the populist side of modern liberalism.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Inder » 19 Oct 2016, 1:06pm

The Podesta stuff is fascinating — it appears that every annoying know-nothing asshole you ever knew is running the DP/country.

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by eumaas » 19 Oct 2016, 2:21pm

https://theintercept.com/2016/10/19/is- ... omi-klein/

Pretty good. Looks like Assange has probably gone nuts. Still, Podesta emails have been revealing. It's interesting to get a glimpse into how the ruling class operates.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Oct 2016, 2:57pm

eumaas wrote:https://theintercept.com/2016/10/19/is- ... omi-klein/

Pretty good. Looks like Assange has probably gone nuts. Still, Podesta emails have been revealing. It's interesting to get a glimpse into how the ruling class operates.
Related to the above, re. Assange's rationale: https://www.wired.com/2016/10/want-know ... pockethits
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Oct 2016, 12:42pm

Schilling. Breitbart. To quote Stan Lee, "It had to happen."
http://deadspin.com/report-curt-schilli ... 1788121332
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Flex » 23 Oct 2016, 2:39pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Schilling. Breitbart. To quote Stan Lee, "It had to happen."
http://deadspin.com/report-curt-schilli ... 1788121332
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 23 Oct 2016, 6:23pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Schilling. Breitbart. To quote Stan Lee, "It had to happen."
http://deadspin.com/report-curt-schilli ... 1788121332
Sometimes matches really are perfect.
Meh. InfoWars has much better meth supply nowadays after the recent Editorial exodus from BB. Way to settle for 2nd-best, lardbutt. :shifty:
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Oct 2016, 6:38pm

Rat Patrol wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Schilling. Breitbart. To quote Stan Lee, "It had to happen."
http://deadspin.com/report-curt-schilli ... 1788121332
Sometimes matches really are perfect.
Meh. InfoWars has much better meth supply nowadays after the recent Editorial exodus from BB. Way to settle for 2nd-best, lardbutt. :shifty:
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That's made me feel a little better. The same institution that banned it from reaching number 1 all those years ago. Now happy to replace the official anthem with the Sex Pistols. At last job done.
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