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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Nov 2016, 6:41pm

I've been very amused by the various attacks of late on 538 by statisticians criticizing his methodology. Part of it is his smugness, for which he deserves to eat crow, and the rage of entitlement he displays towards his critics. Yeah, past successes are acknowledged and all that, but some humility, no-chin.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

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Dr. Medulla wrote:I've been very amused by the various attacks of late on 538 by statisticians criticizing his methodology. Part of it is his smugness, for which he deserves to eat crow, and the rage of entitlement he displays towards his critics. Yeah, past successes are acknowledged and all that, but some humility, no-chin.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Wolter » 08 Nov 2016, 7:18pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I've been very amused by the various attacks of late on 538 by statisticians criticizing his methodology. Part of it is his smugness, for which he deserves to eat crow, and the rage of entitlement he displays towards his critics. Yeah, past successes are acknowledged and all that, but some humility, no-chin.
The tearing down of Sate Nilver has been one of the more supremely enjoyable movements of the latter days of this horrible election.
His insane bunker mentality is one of the few worthwhile cherries on this shit sundae.
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"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 Rat Patrol » 22 Nov 2016, 1:46pm

Did these fragile flowers really think he was going to be nice to them on an "off-the-record" meeting? Oh, wait, I know the answer to that:

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Wolter » 22 Nov 2016, 2:14pm

Rat Patrol wrote:
Did these fragile flowers really think he was going to be nice to them on an "off-the-record" meeting? Oh, wait, I know the answer to that:

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They're so used to being able to sit at the big kid's table that they thought they were part of the club.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Jan 2017, 10:54am

“I went into journalism because I love being a translator from English to English,” he asserts in his opening paragraph, and interpreted literally what he is saying is that he enjoys doing work that is wholly unnecessary.
- from a review of Thomas Friedman's latest collection of random words
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 18 Jan 2017, 12:44pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Jan 2017, 10:54am
“I went into journalism because I love being a translator from English to English,” he asserts in his opening paragraph, and interpreted literally what he is saying is that he enjoys doing work that is wholly unnecessary.
- from a review of Thomas Friedman's latest collection of random words
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/book ... uster.html
It's about time the Twitterbot random column generator parody account published a hardcover anthology!
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But whatevs, Netflix Liberals think he's smart and incisive.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Apr 2017, 3:45pm

Sexual harassment is abhorrent in the abstract, but the thought of that jowly light-bulb head proposition women is nauseating. I suppose that really does emphasize his power—I am utterly unattractive and have a nasty personality, but I can still do this to you. Wonder what role he'll have in the White House in a month or so?
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by JennyB » 19 Apr 2017, 4:23pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Apr 2017, 3:45pm
Sexual harassment is abhorrent in the abstract, but the thought of that jowly light-bulb head proposition women is nauseating. I suppose that really does emphasize his power—I am utterly unattractive and have a nasty personality, but I can still do this to you. Wonder what role he'll have in the White House in a month or so?
I'll never get the power as a turn on thing. Give me looks over power any day! (And of course looks and kindness).

The most disgusting thing I have ever heard is when sexting messages came out from a relationship between the former MO house leader (state level) and an intern. He wrote something to the effect of "I can't wait to make you quiver." He is pictured below. I am dry heaving just thinking about it.

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 19 Apr 2017, 4:36pm

Lol. Keep on Twittering, Twitter.

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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Apr 2017, 4:40pm

JennyB wrote:
19 Apr 2017, 4:23pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Apr 2017, 3:45pm
Sexual harassment is abhorrent in the abstract, but the thought of that jowly light-bulb head proposition women is nauseating. I suppose that really does emphasize his power—I am utterly unattractive and have a nasty personality, but I can still do this to you. Wonder what role he'll have in the White House in a month or so?
I'll never get the power as a turn on thing. Give me looks over power any day! (And of course looks and kindness).

The most disgusting thing I have ever heard is when sexting messages came out from a relationship between the former MO house leader (state level) and an intern. He wrote something to the effect of "I can't wait to make you quiver." He is pictured below. I am dry heaving just thinking about it.

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Makes me think of a description of Steve Bannon that I came across months ago: He looks like the guy your mom fucks for a week right after the divorce.
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