Monroe trending reflects stereotype of blonds still popular with natter class

Every morning, emboldened by my first cup of coffee, I check out the natter class on Twitter because I find it more useful on breaking news now that Drudge has changed up link curating. This morning I saw ‘Marilyn Monroe’ was trending. Why? Continue reading “Monroe trending reflects stereotype of blonds still popular with natter class”

With C-SPAN suspension, yellow journalism has come full circle

Yellow journalism is not new in US media. It is actually part of the American reporting culture. Once perceived as a negative moment in US history, with C-SPAN’s suspension of an influential political editor, yellow journalism has come full circle. It’s been here for quite some time, but the suspension described as lasting “indefinitely” by the network is a strong indication politics and news media have become hands on actors, not just messengers, in our country’s political campaigns and elections. Continue reading “With C-SPAN suspension, yellow journalism has come full circle”

Will Google give me celeb treatment and blur my home from ‘Street View’?

Recently we’ve received several ‘I Want to Buy Your House’ post cards in the mail. The post cards are presumably from flippers or real estate agents, and each card features a photo of our house. After receiving a few of these cards, I realized the senders were probably pulling the photos from Google Street View or a similar resource. I also learned you can ask Goo to blur your house from that view. I requested that this morning. Will the de facto controller of the Web oblige me as they’ve obliged pop culture celebrities and politicos? Continue reading “Will Google give me celeb treatment and blur my home from ‘Street View’?”

Indie journalist covering Kenosha violence puts legacy media to shame

I came across a post by one of my Facebook connections, and the post is a real eye-opener regarding violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Continue reading “Indie journalist covering Kenosha violence puts legacy media to shame”

Bastiat Jax tackles civil discourse on social media as debates heat up ahead of election

Civil discourse is up front and center as debates on social media, and censorship of same, heat up ahead of the US presidential election in November. It’s common for people to praise or criticize candidates, but for many of us, discourse would be beneficial if it delved into matters like philosophy and policy. As someone whose career focuses on the arts, particularly filmmaking, Jared Rush who founded Third Man Entertainment was a perfect choice for speaker at the virtual meeting the Bastiat chapter in Jacksonville held on August 12.

What many of us are now seeing on sites like Facebook doesn’t just have to do with what you post—now criticism is directed at what you don’t post. How do we make sense of all this? Continue reading “Bastiat Jax tackles civil discourse on social media as debates heat up ahead of election”