Feb 18, 2018

Charles Barkley Strikes Again: : They Are Idiots

Barley is talking about millenials:

People shouldn't be afraid of a manual labor job, Barkley said.

"For some reason, these millennials - or, as I call them, idiots - they think they are too good to do manual labor," Barkley said. "There's nothing wrong with being a plumber, an electrician or carpenter. Those are great professions.

     So he's going to be visiting Alabama this coming Summer to convince them to take manual labor jobs.

Feb 15, 2018

One of my favorite childhood books.

English is an evolving language, and as an official old person I sometimes resent it...and the amount of time young people spend NOT reading.

Here's the headline:

"The defining narrative of our online moment concerns the decline of text, and the exploding reach and power of audio and video."

From today's NY Times:

"On average, young Americans spend two hours a day watching video online."
"Triggered (adj.)
The state of being earnestly offended by an opposing view. On the right-wing internet, being triggered is an automatic admission of defeat."

Read it all HERE.

Mississippi Black Cop in Flag Trouble.

"He found himself in this predicament after a confrontation he had on Saturday with several people who were waving the official Mississippi state flag — the only one in the United States that includes a likeness of the Confederate battle flag."
                                                                            STORY in the New York Times. 

      But Alabama's is close...and was designed for that purpose...an "up yours" to the Federal Government.


Feb 13, 2018

MMMM 586 --- The REAL Fake Media

    The partisan effort to do an end run around the traditional mass media continues, with memo-writer Devi Nunes creating his own news website, though at first glance it appears to be just another conservative news outlet. 
 Mother Jones magazine has the story.

"... the website is paid for by Nunes’ campaign committee, according to small print at the bottom of the site. Leading the home page this week: A photograph of Nunes over the headline: “Understanding the process behind #ReleaseTheMemo.”

     That's reminiscent of the "Alabama News Center" site that appears to be an unbiased site reporting stories. But there too, there is a disclaimer if you search for it---disclosing the site is "developed by Alabama Power."

The power company and Nunes have just as much right to create their own site and write their own news as anyone, but both should clearly--in bold face---identity the bias that comes with those sites.   
 Another example of grey area publishing is the magazine Leaps--it reports on medical issues and is published by Beyer
     The story was first reported by UnDark.org*
"LeapsMag is launching at a time when the lines between journalism and sponsored content can sometimes seem to be blurring. While the magazine’s creators insist that they want to publish journalism, they may not be able to avoid occupying a gray zone, somewhere on the borders between journalism and native advertising."

     I looked across the site but could not find any reference to it being produced by Beyer.

ALSO: Rolling Stone reports:
Last week, several high-ranking editors and veteran reporters were fired from Newsweek, following a January 19th raid of their New York City office by the Manhattan District Attorney as part of an investigation into the publication's finances. The nearly 85-year-old magazine, as well as the International Business Times, are both owned by the Newsweek Media Group, which reportedly has connections to Olivet University – a small, evangelical Bible college in San Francisco – as well as a fringe Christian sect known as "The Community."

Newsweek? Really? 
Read the entire Rolling stone article HERE

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