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The flaw in the system is that even the biggest news companies now operate under the assumption that at least half their potential audience isn’t listening. This leads to problems, and the fact that the easiest way to keep your own demographic is to feed it negative stories about others.
7 days ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
Meet the Censored: Mark Crispin Miller. "By encouraging the school to sack him over a complaint, Crispin Miller’s colleagues are telling students that it’s faster to eliminate or suppress unpleasant ideas than find successful arguments against them. This feels like the opposite of teaching."
15 days ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
The Wokest News Stories of 2020. The year in media was marked by grotesque factual scandals, journalist-cheered censorship, and an accelerating newsroom mania for political groupthink that was equal parts frightening and ridiculous.
18 days ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
Financial institutions must not be allowed to take crippling losses, even if those losses were the fault of the companies in question. The thinking of these experts changes, however, the instant the question shifts to aid to the common people. Suddenly we learn that resources are scarce.
22 days ago by Chipit to /s/finance from taibbi.substack.com
Meet the Censored: Olivia Katbi-Smith. An activist for the Democratic Socialists of America talks about how arguments in favor of “banning hate speech” will end up being used against grassroots activists.
25 days ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
Twitter and Facebook suppressed a real story of legitimate public interest just before a presidential election. The fact that Big Tech blocked it, and professional journalists gleefully lied about it, has a direct bearing on YouTube’s decision now to bar Trumpist freakouts over the election results.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
With Tanden Choice, Democrats Stick it to Sanders Voters. Every media figure with even a vague connection to Sanders learned in recent years to expect mud-drenched pushback from waves of “Neera trolls”. No name in blue politics is more associated with seething opposition to Sanders than Tanden.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/politics from taibbi.substack.com
Take the Biden Quiz. In the following sets of quotes, guess which is Biden, and which is Putin? Answers at bottom.
After advocating tirelessly for Big Tech censorship, the far left is shocked to find itself the victim of censorship. WSWS.org is so oldschool socialist that they think white and black workers can be on the same side, and that the 1619 Project "is a blatant falsification of the historical record."
Glenn Greenwald was forced to resign after writing a story criticizing both the Biden campaign and intelligence community — only to have it spiked by the editors of The Intercept, the news outlet he co-founded six years ago with the aim of preventing pretty much this exact situation.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
Tape shows: ethically, CNN chief a little shaky
4 months ago by [deleted] to /s/USnews from taibbi.substack.com
Don't Steal This Book - On "In Defense of Looting”
4 months ago by [deleted] to /s/books from taibbi.substack.com
The people who run this country have run out of workable myths with which to distract the public, and in a moment of extreme crisis have chosen to stoke civil war and defame the rest of us – black and white – rather than admit to a generation of corruption, betrayal, and mismanagement.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from taibbi.substack.com
"Kansas should go F itself." The People, No documents the furious elite propaganda response to bottom-up political movements that has recurred in uncannily similar fashion at key moments across nearly a century and a half of American history, and is firing with particular venom today.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from taibbi.substack.com
The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here
5 months ago by CompleteDoubterII to /s/censorship from taibbi.substack.com
The Left is Now the Right (NOTE: this does not speak of gender ideology at all actually, but a lot of the rhetoric the "left" uses regardless of topic is eerily similar)
5 months ago by vitunrotta to /s/GenderCritical from taibbi.substack.com
The Left is Now the Right: We laughed at the Republican busybody who couldn't joke, declared war on dirty paintings, and peered through your bedroom window. Now that person has switched sides, and nobody's laughing
6 months ago by quipu to /s/politics from taibbi.substack.com
Taibbi - Year Zero On America's birthday, celebrating the corporate-sponsored revolution
6 months ago by brightlightbellend to /s/politics from taibbi.substack.com
Taibbi - Year Zero: On America's birthday, celebrating the corporate-sponsored revolution
6 months ago by brightlightbellend to /s/conspiracy from taibbi.substack.com
Democrats Have Abandoned Civil Liberties, by Matt Taibbi. "Cases like this have turned erstwhile liberals – people who just a decade ago were marching in the streets over the civil liberties implications of Cheney’s War on Terror apparatus – into defenders of the spy state."
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/conspiracy from taibbi.substack.com
Resetting the Bomb: Another era of debt-fueled profiteering is ending with a bailout. How we’re institutionalizing the unfairness economy
9 months ago by salvia_d to /s/conspiracy from taibbi.substack.com
9 months ago by salvia_d to /s/WorldPolitics from taibbi.substack.com