Category Archives: Journalism

What Should You Expect From The News? (1-22-23)

01:00 Evaluating the news 02:00 Michael Tracey talks to Richard Hanania about his media essay, https://www.callin.com/room/the-media-actually-honest-and-good-gOmKxZKRBK 14:00 The Justice Department’s Double Standards on Classified Documents, https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-justice-departments-double-standards-on-classified-documents-biden-fbi-trump-raid-private-penn-11674166392?mod=opinion_featst_pos1 38:30 Chabad Rabbi turns Anti-semitic Slur yelled at him into Learning Opportunity 49: Ed … Continue reading

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What Should You Expect From The News?

If you get your expectations right, you’ll feel happier and more in control of your life. One of the best ways to do this is to place people and institutions into their correct genre. For example, I don’t expect politicians … Continue reading

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The Rat-a-tat of the Machine Gun of Love (12-25-22)

01:00 Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=146522 04:00 Frank Harris, My Life and Loves, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Life_and_Loves 07:00 Welcome to BazBall: Can England really fly?, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgcJz-uuDms 08:00 What is Bazball? https://www.sportstiger.com/news/what-is-the-new-cricketing-term-bazball 09:00 England’s cricket manager is … Continue reading

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Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy

Here are some highlights from this 2022 book by journalist and professor Amy Gajda: * [Alexander] Hamilton’s response to it all was a ninety-five-page booklet complaining about his own loss of privacy. He found “mortifying disappointment” in Callender’s “Scandal-Club” publication … Continue reading

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NYRB: To what extent did newspapers influence public opinion in the US and Britain before and during World War II?

From the New York Review of Books: * In The Newspaper Axis: Six Press Barons Who Enabled Hitler, Kathryn S. Olmsted claims that these monstrous moguls exercised a clear and malign influence on American and British policy, and that their … Continue reading

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