Category Archives: media

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, but Axios —the outlet with the strange emboldening and enigmatic bullet usage— has agreed to sell to Cox Enterprises of Atlanta in a deal valued at $525 million. From their … Continue reading

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One Lump of Stupid or Two?

Our Failed Political Press I suppose in a real sense, the spectacular job numbers were missed by the White House who expected something more modest.

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One Lump of Stupid or Two?

This finally came to my attention: Ben Shapiro has opinions about… Ben Shapiro complains: "These are the standards in our society. Using the word 'spaz' in a song – totally bad, horrible, remove it, offensive. Having full-scale songs for children … Continue reading

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Surprise! Tucker is Thinking About Junk Again!

Tucker Carlson —who famously wants men to tan their junk because reasons— is fixated again on other men’s junk: Tucker Carlson takes apparent homophobic swipe at monkeypox, suggests calling it “schlong covid.” — PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 28, 2022 … Continue reading

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Disney Ducks: Hulu Will Have Political Ads

That didn’t take long (It’s Axios, so all the usual disclaimer about emphasis and weird-o bullets applies): Disney on Wednesday confirmed to Axios that it would allow political issue ads — in addition to candidate ads — on Hulu’s streaming service, … Continue reading

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The Fastest Way To Regulation Comes To Hulu

The WaPo tells us that streaming services have a different standard than broadcast and cable teevee for advertising: The Disney-backed streaming service Hulu is refusing to run political ads on central themes of Democratic midterm campaigns, including abortion, guns and … Continue reading

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Argle-Bargle from Megan McArdle

A spitball flies across the innernets in reply to Megan McArdle’s horrific tweet: Sweet Jeebus, WTH?! I don’t think anyone ought to be arguing that a certain number of 10-year-old girls raped is OK because it is less than the … Continue reading

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How To Write About 2X Impeached LOSER Ex-Prznint Stupid

Just when I think that Our Failed Political Press ™ is not even trying any longer, along comes a lede worthy of our admiration, a spitball from NY Magazine of all places: Donald Trump was impeached twice, lost the 2020 … Continue reading

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Our Failed Political Press ™

Axios’ morning email thingie: Engagement with news plunged during the first half of this year compared to the first half of 2021 — and in some cases has fallen below pre-pandemic levels, Axios’ Neal Rothschild and Sara Fischer write. Tell … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Axios Presents A Both Sides Master Class Guys, Axios tells us something we already knew, but they have their Smart Brevity ® way of telling us about it with lotsa graphs and stuff (which I am not … Continue reading

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