Daily Archives: May 24, 2020

Who Killed Channel 9?: The Death of Kerry Packer’s Mighty TV Dream Machine

Here are some highlights from this 2008 book about Australia’s formerly dominant TV network: * The Golden Age of Australian television. You could say it began the first moment viewers spotted the rich yellow hue glinting in their TV screens. … Continue reading

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Forward: Defying the governor but heeding the President, a Los Angeles synagogue opens its doors

About 99% of synagogues in California remain closed. Louis Keene writes: Mere hours after President Donald Trump called on governors to open places of worship, calling the institutions “essential,” one Los Angeles congregation pounced on the opportunity. In defiance of … Continue reading

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Steve Sailer: How Many Quality-Adjusted Life Years Is Coronavirus Costing Us?

Comments at Steve Sailer: * If age is a relevant factor in the valuation (and surely it is) then that opens the door to a host of other factors that we’re not allowed to mention. The upshot and the implication … Continue reading

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Jonestown: The Power and the Myth of Alan Jones

From The Guardian May 13, 2020: Alan Jones: end for the shock-jock whose views on women, race and climate pandered to his tiny audience Fifteen years ago, when broadcaster Alan Jones was at the height of his career, media academic … Continue reading

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The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty

Here are some highlights from this 2020 book: * On March 2, 2019, sports media impresario Bill Simmons conducted a news-making one-on-one panel with NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Though Simmons is by nature … Continue reading

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