Category Archives: Media savvy

Of scorpions and turtles (or frogs or crocodiles…but always scorpions, tho)

Remember how, after the Correspondents’ Dinner, it seemed like every single news report took pains to finger-wag at Michelle Wolff for saying super-mean things about Sanders even though *press secretary* Sanders openly loathes the WH press corps (and journalism in … Continue reading

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How one says “I drink your milkshake” in Russian

Well, OK then. Here we have a clear and highly understandable perspective and a bald statement of intent. Putin offers a calm and intelligent explanation that is simply impossible to misinterpret or ignore. His is unparalleled confidence and certainty of … Continue reading

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One minute?

Your exact reaction to this story may vary along the horror–>disgust–>fury spectrum depending on how close you are to the news industry. But if you’re a worker, anywhere, you have to agree: This lede is *chilling*. The meeting lasted less … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Paul Ryan’s “retirement” in a nutshell

You’ve got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away, and know when to run. You never count your money when you’re sitting as House Speaker — there’ll be time enough for … Continue reading

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“Newspaper Movie” insults copy editors, but that’s OK — we’re used to it

OK yes, this Seth Meyers parody is funny and essentially spot-on. One obligatory quibble: The bit diminishing the copy editor is a disservice to this incredibly important step in the process. It’s only a little bit about getting the grammar … Continue reading

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I <3 That NASTY Mayor

OMG YOU GUYS look what Carmen Yulin Cruz wore for a Univision interview today!! Double slam: This “nasty woman” who was supposedly “told by Democrats she must be nasty to Trump”. The OVARIES ON HER while other leaders kiss ass … Continue reading

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Antifa and false equivalencies

The sudden appearance of articles “explaining” antifa and giving them threat-level equivalence to organized (and in some cases decades-old) white supremacist groups is living proof that there is no such thing as “the liberal mainstream media.” This is anti-left propaganda, … Continue reading

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