are regurgitating crap every day
But the meltdown regarding Trump is amusing
Newspaper conglomeration has been continuing apace for many years. And cutbacks at individual operations have put a damper on graphic design and solid reporting.
This has created an odd spiral downward, perhaps a death spiral for most, as most newsrooms become even more insular. Reporter bias is hurting the bottom line because their monopoly on the news has been busted up by talk radio, the demise of the Fairness Doctrine, and the Internet.
Many newspapers I read, such as The Seattle Times and The Oregonian, routinely reprint stories from The New York Times, The Washington Post and on and on. So only mistakes and biases infect the landscape nationally. It’s not just local to New York City or DC.
That’s why anyone who only gets his news from the mainstream media is often so anti-Trump. Because the coverage is anti-Trump.
It’s such a disservice to the people that I think Congress should have hearings on it. The media have an obligation to be fair and upright in reporting. And they aren’t. They aren’t living up to their obligations.
Fascinating to learn about pigments and colors and fashion.
“…the Berlin Blue pigment (also known as Cornflower Blue) first created in Berlin in the early 18th Century which was worn by the Prussian Army up until the First World War.”
So Berlin blue, Berliner Blau in German, is another term for Prussian blue. Perhaps the Cornflower blue notation is a mistake? (Yep.)
THE TOP TEN
All Part of Higher Ed
Just who are Matt House and Mike Lynch? And why do these unaccountable bureaucrats have so much power?
This man was an Askari soldier from the German East Africa, a colony of the German Empire. He was a member of the Freikorps and photographed in Munich in 1919. During the First World War, he served under Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, who led a brilliant campaign of resistance. The unit was the only German army never defeated in battle during World War I.
“Patrick was considered by his family to be part fish. His love for the water began as a boy on North Lake, in Wisconsin. As the family moved, that love for the water didn’t waiver, and he could often be found with friends on the waters of Lake Kampeska in Watertown, South Dakota or White Bear Lake in Minnesota. He loved snorkeling and scuba diving to explore the ocean on family sailing vacations in the Caribbean. The past few years, he could be found in his boat on the waters of Lake Waubesa and Lake Monona in Madison.”
Dead at the age of 37. Sad.
I’ve been catching up on my email and came across this bizarre notice from the Twitter Overlords. I have never received anything like this from Twitter before. The emphasis on key phrases by bolding the text is mine.
As part of our recent work to understand Russian-linked activities on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we identified and suspended a number of accounts that were potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a Russian government-linked organization known as the Internet Research Agency.
Consistent with our commitment to transparency, we are emailing you because we have reason to believe that you either followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked content from these accounts during the election period. This is purely for your own information purposes, and is not related to a security concern for your account.
We are sharing this information so that you can learn more about these accounts and the nature of the Russian propaganda effort. You can see examples of content from these suspended accounts on our blog if you’re interested.
People look to Twitter for useful, timely, and appropriate information. We are taking active steps to stop malicious accounts and Tweets from spreading, and we are determined to keep ahead of the tactics of bad actors. For example, in recent months we have developed new techniques to identify accounts manipulating our platform, have improved our process for challenging suspicious accounts, and have introduced new measures designed to identify and take action on coordinated malicious activity. In 2018, we are building on these improvements. Our blog also contains more information about these efforts.
People come to Twitter to see what’s happening in the world. We are committed to making it the best place to do that and to being transparent with the people who use and trust our platform.
Once I get a complete screenshot of the message, I will post a link to it.
Anything can happen
Not sure what these two were thinking. The game was close.
Crispy Potato Fritters!
Or, quite simply, potato pancakes.