Is Journalism Worth Saving In 2017?

Here’s the Brian Stelter Twitter thread I refer to later: https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/880051302167924736   I read a fascinating Twitter thread yesterday where Brian Stelter, a journalist and correspondent at CNN, complained about what he called “anti-journalistic sentiment”. He claimed that criticism towards journalism is good, as long as it's constructive, but that most of the critiques being … Continue reading Is Journalism Worth Saving In 2017?

Why the Exposing of CNN Surprised Nobody

Here’s the viral video that came out today exposing CNN. Surprisingly made #1 Trending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP8TiKY8dE   I’ve come to develop a philosophy in my life, due to something I’ve noticed about human psychology. “It doesn’t matter if you’re right, if everybody else is wrong.” A related philosophy is the notion of being so far ahead … Continue reading Why the Exposing of CNN Surprised Nobody

Why You Should Care About Trump’s Travel Ban, Limited or Not

Here’s an hilariously delusional post from WashPo that is a good litmus test for how delusional mainstream media is right now: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/06/27/trumps-travel-ban-still-doesnt-make-any-sense/?utm_term=.d2af14c9820e   With a startling 9-0 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court today, Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban will be instated in a limited format. In actual practice, the limited version of Trump’s travel … Continue reading Why You Should Care About Trump’s Travel Ban, Limited or Not

Pride Parade Shows Their True Colors, Bans Jewish Flags

Today in Chicago, several Jewish members of the LGBTQAI+ community were told that they weren’t allowed to fly their Star of David flags at the “Dyke March”. The “Dyke March” is a variant of the typical Chicago Pride Parade, claiming to place a larger emphasis on social justice and being more inclusive. Ironically this is their reasoning for banning the Star of David from their event, as in their mind it is a hateful symbol. When questioned how the symbol of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel was hateful, the organizers of the “Dyke March” claimed that they were “anti-Zionist” and “Pro-Palestine”.

Why You Need to Stop Worshipping Hacks Like Johnny Depp

When musicians, actors, directors, and writers all echo the same constant violent rhetoric, it makes you stop and wonder why they made these statements to begin with. Sure, Madonna could have just been venting  when she said she wants to blow up the White House, but what if just one of her fans didn’t think she was joking? What if that one person also loved the Avengers, and watched its director, Joss Whedon, gather all of his favorite superhero actors in one video that called the current president a crook, a villain, and a liar? What if that one person also follows Rachel Maddow on Twitter, and sees her day after day accuse the president of hacking the election with Russia?

How Trump’s Speech in Iowa Provided a Much Needed Morale Boost

To provide contrast to what I’m about to write, here’s an hilariously dire article from the (failing) Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/us/politics/trump-iowa-rally-venting-session.html   President Trump finally took a much needed break from what he humorously called the “Washington Swamp” to deliver a “Make America Great Again” speech that would serve as a recap on what he’s done so … Continue reading How Trump’s Speech in Iowa Provided a Much Needed Morale Boost