Tag Archives: corporate media

Has the coverage of Hillary Clinton in The Onion changed since one of her biggest supporters struck a deal to purchase the company?

Inspired by The Onion, I’m working on a new business plan. It only has two steps. STEP ONE: Start a satire company that relentlessly mocks Hillary Clinton. STEP TWO: Sell to Clinton’s biggest supporter. While, as far as I know, no one one The Onion’s editorial staff has talked to the press and confirmed that […]

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More than a face in the crowd… Andy Griffith passes away at 86

One of my favorite actors, Andy Griffith, died today, at the age of 86. If you’re not familiar with his work outside of the Mayberry R.F.D. universe, which is brilliant, by the way, I’d encourage you watch A Face in the Crowd (1957) by the controversial director Elia Kazan. (Kazan, as you may recall, outed […]

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OWS forces respectfully deface Verizon building as over 30,000 look on from occupied Brooklyn Bridge

It’s interesting how the corporate press is covering today’s action in New York. I’m reading the Bloomberg coverage right now, and they say, for instance, that protesters “appeared to number in the thousands.” While technically correct, I think you’d agree that “thousands” doesn’t quite carry the same weight as “32 thousand,” which is the estimate […]

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Chris Hedges on why Occupy Wall Street could “bring them all down”

It takes a concerted effort on my part not to post videos here every night of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges. As I just posted video of him a few days ago, I hate to do it again, but, once you see this video of the former New York Times war correspondent being interviewed […]

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Girls on film

Not so much anymore, but, when Clementine was small, I found myself, quite often, having to politely explain to people why we didn’t want any Barbie dolls or Disney princess movies as gifts. With the new baby, if it’s a girl, I think the process will be much easier. I’ll just have to send a […]

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