Stop responding to a bad faith fake issue with good faith counter arguments. Trump and his people are hyping fear and anxiety to gain power and control.
I just listened to the sixth episode of Serial and I’m going to be a little judgy here. If your municipality is so broke that people are driving on the sidewalks to avoid potholes in the street, so broke that you can’t imagine ever paying a realistic tort judgment against your police force, and so […]
Here’s some crap that came from that clickbait aggregator site “Raw Story”: Trump says privately that a terror attack could save him and GOP from 2018 election bloodbath: report. Yeah, that’s kind of a reach. I’m not the person who says don’t share things from Rawstory because it’s fake news. I’m the person who says […]
A friend shared this essay recently on Facebook, highlighted by “The #MeToo moment has now morphed into a moral panic that poses as much danger to women as it does to men.” Wow. What a mess. This author is jumping all over the place with a thesis that changes every few paragraphs. It’s hard to […]
I’ve been listening to “The CleCast” selectively for a little while now. I don’t bother with every single episode; there are so many, and they’re kind of long, and I’m not interested in all the topics. But I do want to say this. First of all, it’s a really good show. Dan and Brian ask […]
This article recently ran on cleveland.com: “Death of 17-year-old boy in Akron police custody ruled suicide, medical examiner says.” The writer here has a masters degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism. A good reporter would have done more than transcribing the police press release. To wit: “Leeser declined to discuss the department’s polices […]
There’s a lot of chatter over what is and isn’t “fake news.” I think people are missing the point when they start to pick and choose which publications they consider reliable though. I guess it’s okay to say (for example) that the New York Times is usually pretty reliable because yadda yadda reasons. But that’s […]
Can we be clear on this one bit of meta-bullshit? Suppose hypothetically that I am telling you that your hair is on fire. By that I’m really saying two things: 0. Your hair is in fact on fire. 1. I know for a fact that #0 is true. I’m not just guessing. Now if I […]
When encountering any article or publication or statement about Cleveland’s “renaissance” or “recovery” or “comeback,” you must mentally eliminate any and all claims based on entertainment venues or any kind of real estate development. Those are trailing indicators; they don’t build anything. Examples “Millennial Influx Helps Cleveland Shake Rust Belt Reputation.” This is a two-fer, […]
When your city isn’t doing so well, and there’s a national news article saying your city’s not doing so well, you know how to solve the problem, right? Right. “Cleveland to send letter to New York Times over article.” That will fix everything.